Bicyclists pose for a photo at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in 2022.

Bike to Work Day Breakfast is May 17

Quad Citizens are encouraged to ride their bicycle to the office Friday, May 17, on National Bike to Work Day.

The Rock Island Downtown Alliance and Quad Cities Bicycle Club are hosting a free breakfast for bicycle commuters 6-10 a.m. Friday at Schwiebert Riverfront Park. Participants will be treated to breakfast sandwiches, pastries and coffee from Theo’s Java Café right off the Great River Trail at the entrance to the park.

“It’s a fun opportunity to engage our regional workforce and also celebrate our community’s wonderful riverfront trail system,” said Jack Cullen, Executive Director of the Downtown Alliance. “The Quad Cities Bicycle Club is a great organization and we’re proud to partner with them to encourage folks to get out and ride.”

Visitors will also get a glimpse of the major Rebuild Downtown construction project across the street from the park. This marks the third consecutive Bike to Work Day event held in downtown Rock Island. Downtown businesses also provided breakfast in 2022 and 2023.