VILLAGE OF EAST DAVENPORT, Iowa, March 30, 2020 - The Kwik Star Criterium, an annual Memorial Day weekend tradition run by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club for over 50 years is cancelled for 2020.
"In order to ensure the safety of everyone, it is our desire to act as prudently as possible in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, we have made the decision to cancel this year's Kwik Star Criterium" said Race Director, Tom Schuler.
"We thank Kwik Star and all of our other wonderful sponsors for their much-needed commitment to this year's race despite tough economic conditions. Without them our event would not be possible," continued Tom.
The Kwik Star Criterium will return to the Village of East Davenport on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021.
The Kwik Star Criterium was first run as the Moline Criterium in 1965 and has evolved over the years, eventually landing on Memorial Day in 1975. Since then it has joined with other area races to form the Memorial Day Weekend Bicycle Races series.
In 2014 the race moved to its current location in the Village of East Davenport and features a challenging hilly circuit.
About Kwik Trip
Kwik Trip is a family-owned company that serves customers with more than 700 convenient, clean retail locations and also produces more than 80% of the products featured in the stores supplied by its own commissary, bakery, dairy and distribution center located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Currently Kwik Trip operates ten Kwik Stars and two Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery stores in the Quad Cities area.
Quad Cities Bicycle Club