Quad Cities Bicycling for the Future Jan. 17


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Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2013, 2:57 pm
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Press release submitted by QC Tag


Make sure you set your agenda for Thursday evening, January 17th. That's the time for all bicyclists in the Quad Cities to assemble and hear about what's in the works within our cities for bike transportation.

"Quad Cities Bicycling for the Future" from 6:30 to 8:30, Jan. 17, with snacks and social starting at 5:30.
Western Illinois University – Quad Cities, 3300 River Drive, Moline, rooms 103-104.

Sponsored by The League of Illinois Bicyclists and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.

All five cities will present their plans for bicycling in the near future. Also a panel of 9 citizen bicycle groups will give their views.



















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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