Join us for our 33rd Anniversary Celebration Father's Day June 18

Enjoy a bi-state tour of the Quad Cities along riverfront bike trails. Plus, cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Celebration Belle riverboat from Iowa to Illinois or ride across the historic Arsenal Bridge. Come join the fun with the whole family for this Father's Day tradition!

Riders may register using one of several ways:

  • CLICK HERE to Register Online.
  • Stop by the River Action office at 822 E. River Drive, Davenport - Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Each pre-registered group will receive a mailed confirmation.

You can also register during Packet Pickup:

  • Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quad City Times, 500 E. 3rd Street, Davenpoort
  • Sunday June 18 from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Quad City Times, 500 E. 3rd Street, Davenport

Saturday Packet Pickup location

Pick up your ride packet at the Quad City Times, 500 E. 3rd Street, Daveport - on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Helmets are strongly recommended for all riders. They are mandatory for riders under 18 and anyone riding on the Arsenal Island. Registered riders can purchase helmets at the event: youth $5; adult $10. The reduced prices are made possible by support from the Quad City Bicycle Club.

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

Become a Member

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.

Plan your own ride! The basic route is marked on the map, but there are many optional trails and loops for rides of up to 60 miles with lots to see along the way. Begin at the Quad City Times, Davenport, proceed to Leach Park, Bettendorf, and cross the Mississippi River to Moline on the Celebration Belle. Those crossing by bridge will use the Arsenal Island Bridge and continue the route to the suggested turnaround, returning to Davenport via Arsenal Bridge (open until 3 p.m.) or Centennial Bridge (open until 3:30 p.m.)

All total, you can trailblaze through nine communities, enjoy the new Riverdale trail, and ride through Arsenal Island.

Riverboat crossing option

From Bettendorf, cross the Mississippi aboard the Mississippi Belle riverboat while your bike goes on a barge. At the Illinois landing, grab your bike and continue your ride. See registration form for boat crossing times.

Arsenal Bridge crossing option

From the Davenport path, ride across the Arsenal Bridge. See crossing times on registration form.

Arsenal Island Trail

Arsenal Island is open for riders 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. All cyclists should enter and exit through the Rock Island and Moline gates. Riders 16 and older must show photo ID. No weapons, explosives, or pets allowed. Follow route marked for Ride the River and stay on the right side of all roads and trails. Riders must wear helmets on the island

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