Dubuque Bicycle Club

Dubuque Bicycle Club - Schedule






Note: Weekly club rides on Tuesday nights are held in Iowa on even-numbered days and are in Wisconsin on odd-numbered days. These run from calendar months April through September. Shorter in town rides occur in October.


Also note: There are regular Thursday afternoon bike rides that meet at the Point Restaurant parking lot (2370 Rhomberg Ave., just beyond the Rhomberg Ave Dairy Queen). These rides start at 12:45 during Standard Time days of the year and at 1:15 when Daylight Savings Time in in effect. These rides are generally 50 to 60 miles in length, and are held year-round, conditions permitting. For more information, please contact Ken Buesing at ken@dbqbike.com.


Also also note: There are regular Thursday evening bike rides that go from Junction 21 in Centralia to Dirty Ernies in Farley and then back toward Dubuque during the summer months. There is no formal start time - rather - people will leave at will and regroup in Farley. These rides are approximately 20 miles in length.




Moracco (Rockdale Rd.)
DBC Winter Dinner
Cocktails start at 6pm and dinner served ~ 7pm. The menu will be chicken or cod (can be broiled at your request), potatoes, salad, etc. The cost per person is $18.40 and includes tip and tax. RSVP made by sending a check to Janet Hefel, 990 Valentine Dr. DBQ, IA 52003, (made out to Janet) no later than Monday of that week (2/5). If you have any questions please contact janethefel@hotmail.com.



RAGBRAI Registration Due
RAGBRAI Registration information needs to be in Joe Vize's hands by February 21th at 5pm.

When you register at www.ragbrai.com/register, it will ask if you want to join a group. Dubuque Bike Club is #27. After you submit entry, you will have to "sign" the online waiver. We do not need a copy of the waiver UNLESS it is for a minor (under 18) which also requires a parent signature. You should then show up on our Group Reg which includes bus/truck both ways for you, your bike and gear, plus gear carried from town to town during the week. Pricing set at $175 for the RAGBRAI fee and $200 for the bike club. NOTE: Pricing may change due to circumstances that may arise. You must be a DBC member to go with us. There is a membership form at www.dubuquebikeclub.org. Please mail both that form and a check made out to DBC for membership ($10 or $15) and RAGBRAI fees to:

Joe Vize
1010 Century Circle
Dubuque IA 52002

Again, you must be registered on line and we need your check by Feb. 21. If you have questions call Joe at 563-564-2280 or email DBCRagbraiguy@gmail.com.



Dyersville
Annual Shamrock Ride
Its a tradition to do what you want!



Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is an early-season, social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Hazel Green Ride
Although we typically have weekend rides whenever it's halfways nice out, this is traditionally our first official long weekend ride of the year. Time to get the dust off the saddle!


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is an early-season, social-paced ride of about 20 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is an early-season, social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is an early-season, social-paced ride of about 20 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.



Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


CTE Academy (formerly known as the JoCarroll Area Vocational Center) 950 US RT 20 W, Elizabeth IL
G.O.A.T.S. Ups and Down Ride
This bicycle ride is a one-day tour of beautiful Jo Daviess County, Illinois that features hilly terrain, spectacular ridge top panoramas and long valley views. Choose one of four routes (26, 32, 52 or 63 miles) on rolling, low traffic, paved roads throughout our rural setting. Start time runs from 7:30 to 9:30. Any questions should be directed to Jeff Becker (608) 239-5002. G.O.A.T.S. Events


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


AY McDonald Park
Ride of Silence
To HONOR those who have been injured or killed. To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here. To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD. For more information, please contact Annie Potter at anniebikes55@gmail.com.
Ride of Silence Website


Mineral Point Quality Inn
Mineral Point Misery
Ride the beautiful scenery, historic places and hills around Mineral Point WI. The $10 SAG fee supports a 53 and 28 mile ride options. For more information, please contact Steve Halverson at bataan.halvo@yahoo.com or 608-354-1509.


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Phil Silker Pavilion at Tower Park, Epworth
Outrun the Rays 5K Walk/Run and Bike Ride
Join the eighth annual Outrun the Rays Bike Ride and help "Rays" melanoma awareness! The bike ride will begin and end at the Phil Silker Pavilion at Tower Park in Epworth, with food. music, and refreshments beginning at noon. More information at: www.outruntherays.org and http://www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=1808



Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.



Hy Vee Lot, Asbury
The Anamosa Overnight Ride
In past years, the DBC would ride to Prairie du Chein/Marquette on Saturday and back to Dubuque on Sunday. In 2018, the ride will be to Anamosa IA on Saturday and back on Sunday. The added twist is that this will be a "bagger", no support vehicle ride. All you need to bring is some light street clothes and a second day of biking clothes. Most can fit this in a bike trunk. If you still have too much, you could probably find someone with full panniers to carry some stuff for you. For more information, contact Ken Buesing at ken@dbqbike.com.


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


9 to 10 June (Saturday to Sunday)
Scott Community College, Belmont Rd. in Bettendorf, IA
This is a long-running and highly successful ride done by our friends at the Quad Cities Bicycle Club. A very challenging and beautiful ride (about 106 miles the first day and 85 miles the second day). If you haven't done it before, go give it a try!

Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Asbury Park in Asbury (Asbury Rd. at Spring Green)
First DBC Picnic of 2017
Social time starts at 6, with the meal at 6:30. We provide the meat, you provide the side dishes, beverages, and table service. Please note that Asbury park policy states: 'Authorized beverages shall include beer (no keg beer), wine coolers, and soft drinks (no glass containers). No other alcohol allowed in the park.'


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.



Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Shullsburg Ride
This is a very popular ride through some scenic country. The basic route is 70 miles. We go through Georgetown and Cuba City and have lunch in Shullsburg. The return trip then goes through New Diggings and Hazel Green. It's a good time, and good training for RAGBRAI.


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Asbury Park in Asbury (Asbury Rd. at Spring Green)
Pre-RAGBRAI Picnic
Social time starts at 6, with the meal at 6:30. You can't know what RAGBRAI's like until you do it, but you can ask how you can prepare for it! Same deal as last time (we provide the meat, you provide the side dishes, beverages, and table service).Social time starts at 6, with the meal at 6:30. Please note that Asbury park policy states: 'Authorized beverages shall include beer (no keg beer), wine coolers, and soft drinks (no glass containers). No other alcohol allowed in the park.'


DuTrac Credit Union (3465 Asbury Rd., just west of JFK)
Annual Harold Hoeweler Memorial Pre-RAGBRAI Ride
Your last chance for long-distance RAGBRAI training before the real thing! Our route will take us through Sherill, Balltown, Holy Cross and Farley before we return to Dubuque on Old Highway. About 60 miles total. See you there!


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Asbury Square (corner of Asbury Rd and Kennedy Rd on the west side of town)
Load for RAGBRAI


Asbury Square (corner of Asbury Rd and Kennedy Rd on the west side of town)
Leave for RAGBRAI
We'll meet at 7:00 a.m. and leave no later than 7:45 a.m.


Onawa to Davenport


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.



Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Asbury Park in Asbury (Asbury Rd. at Spring Green)
Last DBC Picnic of 2017
Social time starts at 6, with the meal at 6:30. Here's where you can bring your RAGBRAI memories (some of the photos can stay home, though). Same deal as last time (we provide the meat, you provide the side dishes, beverages, and table service). Please note that Asbury park policy states: 'Authorized beverages shall include beer (no keg beer), wine coolers, and soft drinks (no glass containers). No other alcohol allowed in the park.'


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Hospice Ride / Ride to Remember
Annual Benefit ride for Hospice of Dubuque
Details to be announced. Hospice of Dubuque


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.



Starting Location To Be Determined
Annual MV BOLD Tour Sept 1-3
Self-supported ride starting Saturday of Labor day weekend ending Monday afternoon. 40-50 miles per day at a slow (bagger) pace. NO SAG support or logistics will be provided. Route selection, starting location and other detail TBD. Learn more at: MV Bold Tour on Facebook or MV Bold Tour


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Junction 21, Centralia
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Weekly Club Ride.
This is a social-paced ride of about 20 to 30 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go.



Check Dubuque Bike Club Facebook Page or email for actual start location.
Weekly Club Ride.
During October, this social-paced ride will be about 10 to 20 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go. Likely starting points are Murphy Park (S. Grandview Ave) or Paul's Tap (Locust St.).


Check Dubuque Bike Club Facebook Page or email for actual start location.
Weekly Club Ride.
During October, this social-paced ride will be about 10 to 20 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go. Likely starting points are Murphy Park (S. Grandview Ave) or Paul's Tap (Locust St.).


Wisconsin Welcome Center (east of Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge)
Fall Colors Ride - Wisconsin
Ride amongst the beautiful color in the Wiconsin countryside.


Check Dubuque Bike Club Facebook Page or email for actual start location.
Weekly Club Ride.
During October, this social-paced ride will be about 10 to 20 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go. Likely starting points are Murphy Park (S. Grandview Ave) or Paul's Tap (Locust St.).


TBD
Fall Colors Ride - Iowa
Ride your alternative bike (fat tire/touring/mountain, whatever) on gravel and pavement amongst the beautiful color on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River. Route will go through St Catherine's, with a stop at St Donatus and will total about 40 miles.


Check Dubuque Bike Club Facebook Page or email for actual start location.
Weekly Club Ride.
During October, this social-paced ride will be about 10 to 20 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go. Likely starting points are Murphy Park (S. Grandview Ave) or Paul's Tap (Locust St.).


Check Dubuque Bike Club Facebook Page or email for actual start location.
Weekly Club Ride.
During October, this social-paced ride will be about 10 to 20 miles with occasional regrouping. The exact route is decided upon at the time of the ride, based upon who shows up and how far they want to go. Likely starting points are Murphy Park (S. Grandview Ave) or Paul's Tap (Locust St.).


Swiss Valley Nature Center (13606 Swiss Valley Rd)
DBC Member's Annual Fall Potluck
Social time starts at 6, with the meal at 6:30. Meeting after the dinner. We provide the lasagna, you provide the side dishes, beverages, and table service.



Check Dubuque Bike Club Facebook Page or email for actual start location.
Mark Your Mileage/Christmas Ride
Dress warm! We will be biking a undetermined number of miles (>= 0) and then return to disclose our mileage for the year.


NOTE: There are various roads on which we ride that may be under construction this summer. Therefore, ALL routes are tentative and subject to change!!!! Please be aware of this. We will try to keep you updated on any changes.


Last revised January 27, 2018


Please forward comments or suggestions to info@dubuquebikeclub.org