Ready to roll on the river while rolling up to quaff some great craft beers?

Tour de Brew QC /Katie’s Club offers a scenic, fun-filled route during the 7th annual ride Saturday, May 2. The 2020 route will cover about 45 miles on both sides of the river.

Packet pick up is Friday, May 1 at Icons, 124 18th St., Rock Island, from 3 p.m. To 7 p.m. A pre-ride beer tasting will be held during that time in Icon’s courtyard. It will cost $10 for registered riders and $25 to just taste beer. More details to come soon on the beer tasting.

Packet pick up resumes the next day, Saturday, May 2 at Icon’s. Cool Beanz will be on site with it’s “Coffee Coach.” Breakfast burritos donated by TPC Cash-N-Carry and riders will be formerly sent off at 9:00 AM. The ride will move on to Bent River Tasting Room, 512 24th St., Rock Island.

Tour De Brew Rolling On The River In May

From there, riders head to The Edge Eatery and Drinkatorium, 1802 2nd. Ave., Rapids City. The Edge has invited Rapids City’s newest coffee place, Pulse 84, to serve up iced coffees. Entertainment is planned throughout the day.

The next stop is Midwest Ale Works, 537 12th Ave., East Moline, located just east of The Bend.

Riders will then head back to Moline, with stops at Bad Boyz/Rebellion, 313 16th St. and Galena Brewing Company, 1534 River Drive.

The next stop takes rivers into Riverdale, to My Place the Pub, 4405 State Street.

From there, riders will hop onto the Duck Creek Bike Path up to Devils Glen Road, taking that bike path to Crawford Brew Works, 3659 Devils Glen Road.

Riders will go back the way they came, heading back into Rock Island. Wake Brewing, 2529 5th Ave. is the next stop. The ride ends where it began at Icons, where a post-race party will be held, which will include live music and silent auction.

Since 2014, Tour de Brew QC has raised more than $100,000 for cancer programs. People come from all over the country to take part. Last year’s flooding impacted numbers, but in 2018, 563 riders took part, in an all time high. Round 7 is sure to be the biggest and best year yet.

Registration is through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-de-brew-qc-tickets-90905437611?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Check out Tour de Brew QC at www.qctourdebrewqc.com and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/QCTourdebrew/ to be the first to know the latest details.

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Tour De Brew Rolling On The River In May
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