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Ride the River takes place yearly on Father’s Day. There are several different routes that riders can take on this two-state ride. The highlight of the annual ride is always the barge that carries bicyclists across the Mississippi River.

The basic route is 18 miles long. There are signs posted for longer rides that reach up to 60 miles. The morning ride begins at the Union Station Headquarters in Davenport Iowa. If you signed up for a boat crossing, you then ride to Leach Park, where you cross on the Celebration Belle to Moline, where you follow a map to the turn around. The trip back across the River is via the historic Centennial Bridge in Rock Island. Another option in crossing the River is the Arsenal Bridge on the way to Moline, and the Centennial Bridge going back to Davenport.

The basic route travels to East Moline’s The Quarter District. An optional longer loop reaches as far upriver as Cordova(Link to) before the turn around back to Davenport. In all, it’s possible to visit nine different communities and even mountain bike on Sylvan Island for those more adventurous riders.

For more information, please visit River Action

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