Quad Cities Criterium Host Housing
We are adding a new feature that will hopefully attract more race teams. In conjunction with the Melon City Criterium in Muscatine, we are looking for host families to house both men and women racers who will travel to Iowa in May for one or two days of bike racing. Host families would house racers on Sunday, for our local Criterium and if possible, on Saturday, for the Muscatine race.
What does being a Host Family entail? We ask you to provide:
- a comfortable sleeping space, bed or air bed
- the use of a bathroom and shower
- use of kitchen to prepare meals
- counter and refrigerator space
- use of your washer and dryer
- a secure place for the cyclist(s) to store their bicycle at night
Note: You are NOT expected to provide food or transportation.
John and I hosted 4 young male riders from the Midwest in 2015 and they were great guests. They were able to eat dinner with us a couple of times and we got to hear the inside scoop on their riding experiences as well as team racing tactics. Because they were "our team", we went to their race in Muscatine that Sunday to cheer them on and of course we supported them at our Criterium on Monday.
Many racing teams have a very small budget so providing housing relieves them of a big expense. Please consider being a host family and ask your neighbors if they would like to host as well. This will allow teams to stay in the same local area.
Look for more detailed information on our website and if you have any questions, you can contact me at jkhjwh.com.