About the Tweed Ride

"It's the proper and gentlemanly thing to do on a Saturday afternoon"

Please note that this is a revised schedule due to the recent flooding and closure of Credit Island Park

Modeled after the original "Tweed Runs" of London, our Tweed Ride is a leisurely bicycle ride along the scenic Davenport riverfront. It will launch from the Village Theater in the quaint Village of East Davenport and travel to Schwiebert Park in Rock Island where riders can enjoy a picnic lunch, complimentary tea, cider, and scones, with live music provided by the Quad-Cities Ukulele Club.

Following a group photo at 2pm, the riders will make a stop in Davenport for lemonade and cookies in the open grassy area of the Davenport River Center (located directly across from Crafted QC, 217 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa). This is an open time to explore downtown Davenport.

The ride will conclude back at the Village Theater in the  Village of East Davenport with an Awards Ceremony, Door Prizes, and Tweed Bike Raffle.

Cost to ride is free but a $20 donation will provide the rider with a warm fuzzy feeling, a souvenir armband, and entitlement to the awards and prize giveaways.

All funds raised go towards offsetting our costs with the balance donated to River Action to help with River Way stewardship.

Schedule of Events

Pre-Tweed Social

Friday October 19th, 2018

Village Theater

Village of East Davenport

5 t0 8 pm

Packet pickup

Live music by Lewis Knudsen

6th Annual Quad-Cities Tweed Ride

Saturday October, 20th, 2018

Village Theater

Village of East Davenport

Day of registration 10am to 11:30am*

* Unless we sell out of armbands first. Registered riders will receive a handmade, souvenir armband that enters them into all the contests and door prize raffles. There will only be 200 armbands, please consider registering early. Most of the volunteers are also riders and we want everyone to enjoy the event. Oh yes, rain or shine we will persevere.

The Ride

We launch from the Village Theater at noon. "Scotland The Brave" on the pipes will be our cue mate!

Picnic at Credit Island Park  from 12:30 to 2:00. Purchase a lunchbox online which will be delivered to the park or pack your own.

Live music provided by the Quad-Cities Ukulele Club

2:00pm Group photo at the Seurat Statue Garden

2:15 to 4:00 Open time. Explore downtown Davenport and the Village of East Davenport as you make your way back to the Theater.

Awards Ceremony at the Theater from 4pm to 5:30pm. 

Bike raffle at 5! Tickets will be sold at the Pre-Tweed Social and on the day of the event.