by Jessica Waytenick
The Kwik Star Criterium, contested each year on Memorial Day, celebrates over a half-century of bicycle racing in the Quad Cities. On Monday, May 29, 2017, over 400 cyclists from throughout the U.S. will start/finish in the heart of the Village of East Davenport business district in Davenport, Iowa. This is the fourth year racing on the historic, hilly course.
The course starts on 11th Street, then travels into the hills of the McClellan Heights neighborhood, before plunging down 12th Street, and back to the start/finish for a total course distance of ¾’s of a mile. There are many races throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on race times and route, visit www.quadcitiescriterium.com.