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RENT a BIKE at the National Trails Symposium

The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau and Quad City Bicycle Club are offering hourly and daily bike rentals at the Symposium. Bicycles and tandems can be rented from the Quad City Bicycle Club Rental Booth near the Registration Trailhead in the RiverCenter.

The rates are as follows:

  • Bikes: $7.00 an hour or $30.00 for a day
  • Tandems: $13.00 an hour or $50.00 for a day

The hours for rentals are:

  • Thursday, October 19, 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20, 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21, 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 22, 6:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Come visit their booths for bike rentals and local trail information! Helmets are required and are included with the rental, and a liability waiver must be signed. Rentals are on a first come-first serve basis. Bike rentals are limited. It would be to your advantage to bring your own bike and/or helmet, if possible.

Early Morning Bike Rides

Daily: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Cost: one smile + bike rental

Have you ever heard the rumors about how easy going and friendly people are in the mid-west? The Quad Cities Bicycle Club (QCBC) is no exception. Feel the awe and attraction to the Mississippi as you explore the parks and sites along our great river parkway.

Daily 7 a.m. rides will be lead by our local trail authority and advocate, Chuck Oestreich, and will depart from the River Center's south entrance by 7 a.m. sharp. Please be ready and waiting 15 minutes early in case there is a last minute repair. Rides will head out in a different direction each day and return to the convention center by 8 a.m. to allow time to freshen up before attending seminars.

Educational opportunities exist for learning local history, eco-culture, trail and park development in a setting that highlights our great river basin and green spaces.

Bike rentals are limited: It would be to your advantage to bring your own bike, if possible.

A liability waiver and a helmet are required. Weather may be a limiting factor, which may require modifying, or canceling a ride.

Please indicate on your registration, which ride day, or days you would prefer, whether you need a bike rental, and riding ability. Feel free to comment regarding whether you would be interested in an extended trail ride either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.


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Updated October 31, 2006

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