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Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley
June 9 @ 6:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
TOMRV is the Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley, a Midwest cycling tradition since 1978. Every year 1,000 bicycling enthusiasts come to ride the TOMRV tour. They enjoy a well supported, challenging ride on scenic roads, through Midwest farmland, and along the Mississippi River.
We leave on Saturday from Bettendorf, Iowa (106 miles) or from Goose Lake, Iowa (69 miles) and travel to Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.
The next day we return using a different route to Bettendorf (90 miles) or to Goose Lake (46 miles).
The route is varied and scenic, using lightly traveled paved roads. There are many views of the Mississippi River as we ride along it, over it on bridges, and through it on causeways.
The route is hilly near Dubuque, with 6,000 feet of climbing on Saturday and 4,000 feet on Sunday.
The Quad Cities Bicycle Club provides many rest stops on the way with free food and refreshments. Additional food is sold along the route by civic and church organizations.
Upon arriving at Clarke, the legendary TOMRV banquet is waiting for you. Clarke University opens their dormitories for our overnight stay.
This is TOMRV, a tradition of good riding, good scenery, challenging hills, good food, and an overall good time. So if this is for you, then plan to ride with us this year.