What’s the best way to stay informed about upcoming rides in the Quad Cities region?

Well, you’re here so that’s a good start! We typically communicate information in the following ways:

  • Here on the web site in the events listing. Click on the event you’re interested in and it will have more details about the ride including information about the route, whether lights or reflective gear are required, start time, etc.
  • I typically send an email to a list that I maintain about a week or two ahead of the event. I am sensitive about spamming your email so I keep these to a minimum. If you’d like to be added to the list, drop me a line at rba@qcrandonneurs.org
  • I send the same email to the google group qc-randonneurs@googlegroups.com. Joining the group gives you the ability to choose how you’d like to receive communications: via a direct email, a digest or not at all. This last choice means you must remember to periodically check the group.

I signed up for a ride but have decided not to ride, can I get a refund?

That depends. If I cancel a ride I will give a full refund to all registered riders.

If you just decide you don’t want to or are not able to do the ride, if you let me know a week in advance I’ll happily give you a refund. After that, there are no refunds. Although our fees are nominal and the loss of your registration probably won’t break the bank, we do incur expenses with each ride. Although my time isn’t worth much, it is worth something and rest assured the few dollars you might lose on a registration fee will be put to good use (scouting routes, paying for this web site, developing new routes and so on).