Sign up by July 25th to win!

The Friends of Off-Road Cycling (FORC) is donating 5 member packages which include a 1 year membership/renewal to FORC and your choice of t-shirt from the swag.qcforc.org store or merchandise table at any FORC event (up to a $25 value). FORC will have merchandise at the Taming of The Slough where these certificates can be redeemed.

River Action's Taming of the Slough is September 17th, 2016.

CLICK HERE to sign up for the event!

CLICK HERE to view 2015 race results!

Check area river water levels here.

Join River Action for our annual Taming of the Slough Adventure Triathlon this fall. Paddle, mountain bike and run your way to the top.

Race individually or as a team, and celebrate at the finish—at the post-race party with pizza and beer.

New This Year

We are introducing the Male Elite and Female Elite registration categories. These categories are similar to the Individual registration, but are meant for the most competitive Tamers. If you chose the racing flight in the past, consider registering as an Elite for an added challenge!

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is Friday, 9/16, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bent River Brewing Co – Moline Brew House (The Patio), 1413 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265.

Course Details

The race is Saturday, 9/17, at 8:00 am.

All transitions take place at Empire Park in East Moline.

The Boat (Kayak or Canoe) is a 3.8-mile paddle around Campbell's Island.
The Bike is a short ride to Illiniwek Forest Preserve for a challenging mountain bike course returning to Empire Park (3.8 miles paved, 4.5 miles off-road, 400 ft. of elevation changes).
The Run is a 2-mile paved and off-road run finishing at Empire Park.

Team Competition

Compete individually or as a team

2-Person Team:
Consists of 2 members (start in canoe or kayak) who do all legs of the race.
Finish time is the average of both members' times.

3-Person Team:
Relay: Kayak, Bike, Run

Corporate Adventure Challenge: 3-Person Team:
Relay: Kayak, Bike, Run. Traveling trophy to honor each year's winner. Corporate teams also eligible for team overall awards.

Youth Division

Youth Division:
Introduced last year, the youth division is a reduced route for youths aged 12-17 years. Paddle 2.4 miles, bike 5.8 miles, and run 2 miles. Youth participants are required to attend one Tune Up session.

Important Note

You must provide your own equipment (bike, helmets, paddles, life jackets, canoe). Bike tires must be wider than 1.4 inches.
The race begins at 8:00 am. Please arrive prior to 7:30 to register or check in.

Canoe and Kayak Rental

Canoes & kayaks are available for rental through the following companies:

Thanks to our sponsors

  • McLaughlin Subaru
  • Active Endeavors
  • Townsend Engineering
  • Applestone Homes
  • Toltec Incorporated
  • Crawford Company
  • Dispatch Argus and Radish
  • Friends of Off-Road Cycling (FORC)
  • Quad Cities Bicycle Club (QCBC)
  • QC Core Chiropractic Wellness Center
  • City of Hampton, IL
  • Bent River Brewing Co.
  • Riverbend Pizza Place
  • Additional Support:

    Contact Us

    River Action, Inc.
    822 E. River Drive
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 322-2969
    Email: riveraction@riveraction.org

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