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VILLAGE OF EAST DAVENPORT, Iowa, April 4, 2018-The Kwik Star Criterium will donate to Quad City Veterans Outreach.

"We are pleased to donate to Quad City Veterans Outreach on Memorial Day," said Quad Cities Bicycle Club member John Harrington. "Our club has a history of donating to great charities, so with over 40 years of racing on Memorial Day we thought we'd give to Quad City Veterans Outreach. They are a nonprofit 501c3 organization and do a fantastic job honoring our local veterans. We also encourage the Quad Cities bicycling community to consider donating at qcvetsoutreach.com.

"We at Kwik Star are delighted by the fact that more of our veterans will be provided much needed goods and services including food, employment assistance and haircuts. It only seems appropriate on a holiday dedicated to the remembrance of our nation's war dead that we thank those who offered the same sacrifice and yet are still with us today. Thank you to Quad City Veteran Outreach for making this possible" said Carl Rick, Public Relations Specialist and Third Generation Owner.

"We are excited to be a part of the Kwik Star Criterium. We thank them for their support of our Quad City Veterans and look forward to a great event" said Lola VanDeWalle, Founder of Quad City Veteran Outreach.

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 Iowa Memorial Weekend Cycling Classic.



John Harrington
Quad Cities Bicycle Club
jwhjkh@gmail.com
563-940-6023
Carl Rick
Kwik Trip, Inc.
crick@kwiktrip.com
608-791-7344
Lola VanDeWalle
Quad City Veterans Outreach
lola@qcvetsoutreach.com
563-529-4782


What: Annual Pre-Criterium Volunteer Orientation Party
Purpose: Learn about the 2018 Criterium...Sign up to volunteer for our pre-race, race, and post-race needs. Meet race directors and shift leaders. Provide feedback to make the race more enjoyable and safer for riders, volunteers, and spectators. 1st time volunteer? You'll make plenty of friends coming down here!
Where: 11th St. Precinct Mounds St. Side
When: Tuesday, May 1st, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m Doors open at 5:30.
Food: Pizza and soft drinks provided!!!

Volunteer Openings I am looking for an environmentally conscious person who could assume the role of organizing our recycling initiative this year.
Also could use a person to assume the Shift 2, 10:30 - 1:00 volunteer duties. Would be good to do with a spouse or cycling friend or both!

Thank you for making the 2018 possible!

Contact Dean "Bareback" Mathias
309-737-8429
mathiasdebdean@peoplepc.com


An update on recent Kwik Star Criterium news in the Rock Island Dispatch-Argus
http://qconline.com/sports/kwik-star-returns-to-back-criterium/article_452d9c93-0979-5ba2-aa1f-6537eff262df.html



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Kwik Star Criterium set for Monday, May 28

VILLAGE OF EAST DAVENPORT, Iowa, February 26, 2018 - The Quad Cities Criterium, an annual Memorial Day weekend tradition run by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club, will be known as the Kwik Star Criterium this year and 2019 as Kwik Trip, Inc. has re-signed as title sponsor.

"Kwik Star is proud to increase our commitment to the Quad Cities Criterium. The race has a great history and long tradition. We are grateful for the opportunity to help support an event which benefits the Quad Cities and our surrounding communities," said Carl Rick, Public Relations Specialist and Third Generation Owner of Kwik Trip, Inc.

"We are excited to have Kwik Star as the title sponsor of the Quad Cities Criterium for the next two years. Kwik Star's commitment allows us to grow our event to make it more appealing to racers and fans," said Quad Cities Bicycle Club member John Harrington. "While our races draw racers from all over the country, the core of our ridership and spectators are from Iowa and the surrounding states."

The Quad Cities 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 Bike Race Weekend 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, Inc. Kwik Trip, Inc. operates its Iowa stores under the Kwik Star banner and is one of the largest independently held convenience store chains in the United States, with more than 630 Kwik Trip and Kwik Star stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa and employs over 21,000 people. In 2017, Kwik Star was ranked #2 on the Des Moines Register's Top Work Places list by its 1700 coworkers in Iowa. They currently operate eight Kwik Stars and one Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery store in the Quad Cities area.



John Harrington
Quad Cities Bicycle Club
jwhjkh@gmail.com
563-940-6023
Carl Rick
Kwik Trip, Inc.
crick@kwiktrip.com
608-791-7344


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