The Course

Taming Map

Taming of the Slough

  • Meet at Bass Street YMCA at 1701 1st Ave. Moline, IL 61265
  • Parking will be available at the TaxSlayer Center at 120 River Dr. Moline, IL 61265
  • Check in from 6:30-7:30 AM
  • Pre-race instructions at 7:45 AM
  • Race Start at 8:00 AM
  • All transitions take place at Bass Street YMCA
  • Timing chip handoff must take place within the transition area

Racers will be launched from the docks at the Bass Street YMCA, then lined up for wave starts. They will then proceed up river and around the buoy, then down the slough, turning around at the second pier off of Sylvan Island. When returning, they will exit at the docks and bring their kayaks up to the grass, then proceed into transition area.

Racers will exit the transition area with their bikes. Racers must jog across the timing strip before mounting their bikes. They will then take the bike path west to Sylvan Island. Upon entering the island turn right and follow the course laid out by FORC volunteers. The map above will be the course used during the event. Two laps must be completed on the Sylvan Island course. After finishing on the island, racers take the bike path back to the transition area, dismounting their bikes before crossing the timing strip.

Racers will exit the transition area and proceed southeast on the Riverfron bike trail. Take the trail to the new I-74 bridge, and run up to the Oculus before turning around and returning the way you came. The finish line will be at the Bass Street Landing (left) off of 17th Street before you reach the Bass Street YMCA.

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