For the past two weeks, the weekly Bix at Six training runs have had to be run up Pershing Avenue in downtown Davenport while Brady Street is under construction.
It’s going to be that way for the next two weeks, too.
Quad-City Times Bix 7 race director Ed Froehlich said the construction on Brady has not progressed as quickly as expected, necessitating a detour for the weekly training runs.
But he said he has been assured that Brady will be ready for the 43rd running of the Bix 7 race on July 29.
“They’ve got a lot of work to do, but it’s in the contract that they have to have it done by race day,’’ he said. “So it will be.’’
The first two weeks of holding the training runs go up Pershing, which is two blocks east of Brady, apparently went fine. Some runners took advantage of the decreased traffic to take to the course well ahead of the scheduled 6 p.m. start, but otherwise there have been no issues.
Froehlich said the big question at this point is how to handle the qualifying for the Brady Street Sprints, which also were scheduled be run on Brady at 7 p.m. each of the next two Thursdays.
Froehlich said no decision has been made on that yet. He said it’s possible the sprint qualifying also will be held on Pershing. An announcement is expected on that by early next week.
The finals of the Brady Street Sprint are scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 27, two days before the big race.