Try 1 month for 99¢
Firecracker Run

Children spring at the start of the "Kiddie Race" during the 35th Annual Genesis Firecracker Run last year in East Moline.

To submit an event for the Outdoors calendar, contact Quad-City Times reporter Jack Cullen at

Rooftop yoga

WHEN: 9-10 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29

WHERE: UP Skybar, The Current Iowa, 215 N. Main St., Davenport

DETAILS: Class size limited to 40. $15 per person, $3 mat rentals. Go to for more information.

Kayak Lake George

WHEN: 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24

WHERE: Lake George at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve, 19408 Loud Thunder Road, Illinois City

DETAILS: Join members of the Quad-Cities Kayakers Group for a leisure paddle around Lake George. Contact Carlos Barreto at 309-714-5896, or go to for more information.  

Leisure/Social Bike Ride

WHEN: 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24

WHERE: Parking lot on South side of River Drive, across from Radisson Quad-City Plaza, downtown Davenport

DETAILS: Ride along the riverfront trail for 20 miles. Optional post-ride dinner at a downtown restaurant. Go to for more information.  

Iowa American Water Bix at 6

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28

WHERE: Quad-City Times, 500 E. 3rd St., Davenport

DETAILS: Training run for the Quad-City Times Bix 7 race. Runners or volunteers who register at one of the training runs will receive a special T-shirt. Training runs are free to registered participants. 

Bike "The Loop"

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 29

WHERE: Lower Lindsay Park, 2100 E. River Drive, Davenport

DETAILS: Ride the Davenport and Bettendorf trails for a loop ride. Lunch stop toward end of ride. 28 miles. Go to for more information.

Leisure/Social Bike Ride

WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, June 30

WHERE: West Lake Park (north entrance), 14910 110th Ave., Davenport

DETAILS: Ride rural roads, paved bike trails and bike lanes for 35-40 miles. Go to for more information. 

Yak Attack

WHEN: 9 a.m. Sunday, July 1

WHERE: Timbrook Field Boat Ramp, Colona 

DETAILS: Originally planned for Sunday, June 24, this outing with the Quad-Cities Kayakers Group has been rescheduled for July 1 because of flooding on the Rock River. Participants will float/paddle 7.5 miles down the Rock River to Len Brown's North Shore Inn & Marina in Moline. Contact Carlos Barreto at 309-714-5896, or go to for more information. 

Firecracker Run

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4

WHERE: East Moline

DETAILS: 10K, 5K, 1-mile run and children's run; Go to for more information.


Jack Cullen covers health and the outdoors for the Quad-City Times.