Kwik Star Criterium set for Monday, May 27

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
Carl Rick
Kwik Trip, Inc.

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