River Action's 35th Annual Father's Day Family Bike Ride June 16

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of Ride the River by enjoying a bi-state tour of the Quad Cities along riverfront bike trails. Packet Pickup and Headquarters will be at the Downtown Davenport YMCA, 606 W. 2nd Street.

The ride will start at the Y on 2nd Street and head east (one way only; obey all traffic signals!) to the Government Bridge into the Davenport gate to cross Arsenal Island. Follow the marked trail to Moline, then take the bike path east (up river) to Celebration Belle dock in Moline.

Board the riverboat at either 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. for a cruise with a close-up view of the new I-74 bridge construction area. Bikes can be left in a secure area at the dock. After the cruise, continue east through Moline to The Bend in East Moline, go left on Bend Boulevard to Hyatt Place. Bikes can be left in a secure area behind the hotel while kids explore Tales on the Trail and Rest & Read hosted by River Cities Rotary. Grab a hot dog or hamburger from Hyatt's grill, or just head up to the 9th floor River Room for our 35th birthday cake and ice cream and spectacular river views.

Access the bike trail behind the hotel for a quick trip up to The Quarter, then turn around and head back down river to Schwiebert Park in Rock Island. (Water on trail east of John Deere Harvester Works!) Enjoy food vendors, family games, and the splash pad! The final stretch is one-way north on Centennial Bridge back into Davenport and end at YMCA headquarters.

Come join the fun with the whole family for this Father's Day tradition!

You may sign up at the Downtown Davenport YMCA between 9am-12pm on Saturday, June 15, or between 7am-12pm on Sunday, June 16.

You can register in any of the following ways:

  • Stop by River Action's temporary office (relocated due to flooding) at 736 Federal St., Suite 2302 (above the Isabel Bloom store) in Davenport between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday to fill out a registration form.
  • Sign up online HERE

You may sign up at the Downtown Davenport YMCA between 9am-12pm on Saturday, June 15, or between 7am-12pm on Sunday, June 16.

This year Ride the River headquarters and packet pick-up will be at the Downtown Davenport YMCA at 606 W. 2nd Street.


Helmets are strongly recommended for all riders. Helmets are mandatory for riders under 18. All riders wishing to ride on Arsenal Island are required to wear a helmet. Bike helmets will be available for purchase at Headquarters (only $10 for adult and $5 for youth sizes).

Your participation in Ride the River helps River Action fulfill its mission of making the riverfront a healthful and livable environment for all. You may also wish to consider a membership to River Action and enjoy other great events year round.

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Friends of Ride the River

Consider joining Friends of Ride the River where your tax-deductible donation of $50 or more ($100 for businesses) helps ensure the vitality of this community event for years to come. Just mark this option on the registration form. Friends are recognized in a special listing on the ride map.

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