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National Trails Symposium Quad Cities October 2006

Travel to and around the Quad Cities

Flying to the Quad Cities (MLI), airport shuttles and cabs, car rental, transportation for persons with special needs, and shipping bikes to the Quad Cities.


The airport for the Quad Cities, conveniently located less than fifteen minutes from the RiverCenter Convention Center in Davenport, Iowa, is the Moline/Quad City International Airport, which uses the airport symbol MLI.

Plan to make your reservations early, as there are a limited number of flights into Moline. See for airport information. The Moline/Quad City International Airport (MLI) is located at 2200 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is 180 miles from Davenport, Iowa.


United Airlines has been chosen as the Official Airline for the 18th National Trails Symposium for flights into the Moline/Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL.

Passengers will receive a 2% - 15% discount on flight reservations through United Airlines between the travel period of October 16, 2006 through October 25, 2006.

In order to get the special percentage discount for your flight, you must do the following:

  • Call the United Airlines Meeting Plus Reservation Center at 1-800-521-4041 (U.S. and Canada).
  • Make sure to mention the Meeting Plus ID code #537TH and that you will be flying into Moline/Quad City International Airport (MLI).

You will not get the discount if you book your flight online or call the normal phone number for the airline, so make sure to call the phone number above. The Meeting Plus Reservation Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET). Mileage Plus members will receive full credit for all miles flown when attending this meeting.

If you have any questions on booking your flight, please feel free to contact the phone number above or call the American Trails office at or (530) 547-2060.

For more information on the Moline/Quad City International Airport (MLI), please visit


All three of the host hotels offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the Moline/Quad City airport. Please contact the hotel for a pick up:

Radisson Quad City Plaza (563) 322-2200
Four Points Sheraton Rock Island (309) 794-1212
Stoney Creek Inn Moline (309) 743-0101

CAR RENTAL Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been chosen as the official rental car company for the 18th National Trails Symposium. They have a desk at the airport and cars are available onsite.

How to book your car: Go to Choose your location. Choose your dates and times. Put your customer number in at the bottom of the reservation box ( 62C0454 ). The next page is going to prompt you for a PIN or the first 3 letters of the organization's name.
Type in A-M-E. Your discount will be pre-loaded.

You can also book your car by calling 1-800-RENTACAR.

What you will need to rent a car: Confirmation e-mail, valid driver's license, and major credit card.

Branch Locations:

Moline Airport 2200 69th Ave. Moline, IL 61265-8317 (309) 764-9611
East Kimberly Rd Location 3216 East Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA 52807-2510 (563) 359-8900 Brady St. Location 4437 Brady St. Davenport, IA 52806-4010 (563) 391-8000
West Kimberly Location 333 West Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA 52806-5916 (563) 388-8008

Enterprise is also able to provide free pick up service from your hotel. If you wish to drop the vehicle at the airport, there will be a $35 drop fee.


There are local cabs to get you to and from the airport. Their contact information can be found at the Moline/Quad City International Airport Ground Transportation site at

Average costs for cabs are as follows:

Lucky Cab - IL (309) 788-8386

$25 From airport to Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, IA
$17 From Airport to Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, IL

Max's Cab - IA (563) 324-9000

$30 From airport to Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, IA
$25 From airport to Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, IL

Act II Transportation, Inc. - (309) 799-8891
These prices are for a minivan, that seats up to 4 people:

$26 + fuel From airport to Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, IA
$21 + fuel From airport to Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, IL


Whether driving or renting a car, the price for hotel parking differs at each of our three host hotels:

Radisson Quad City Plaza:

$6.00 per day for guests only

Four Points Sheraton Rock Island:

Parking lot adjacent to the hotel has metered parking on the first two levels; the 3rd level is free

Stoney Creek Inn Moline:

Free parking


Access Express (IL) offers accessible transportation. Please contact them at (309) 314-7924. Average costs are as follows:

$25 From airport to Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport, IA
$20 From airport to Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, IL


It is the position of the Metropolitan Airport Authority to accommodate those individuals with special needs. They have skycap services available for help with baggage from the parking lot or curb. In addition, their Customer Care team is ready to transport passengers needing wheelchair assistance from the airline ticket counters to their gates or from their gates to the baggage claim area. Please let the airline know upon check-in if you would like to take advantage of this service. The curb attendant may also page for a skycap and wheelchair service at the curbside, if needed. For their hearing impaired guests, TTY machines are available at all public payphone terminals. For more information please call the MAA office during regular business hours at (309) 764-9621.


Jerry & Sparky's has agreed to be the point of contact for NTS attendees to ship their bikes to them and they will receive and assemble bikes. Contact is Jerry Neff Jr. They do this for RAGBRAI as well and have been in business over 20 years.


  • $44.99 to receive/assemble bike + cost of shipping bike to Davenport
  • $50.00 to receive/assemble/disassemble/rebox + cost of shipping back home

Jerry & Sparky's: 1819 E. Locust St. Davenport, IA 52803 (563) 324-0270 - Must call ahead before shipping

Where to find it:


Won by Joe Walker, from Denton, Texas:




Updated November 19, 2006

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