The American Discovery Trail board, which manages the American Discovery Trail, a national bike trail, will hold its annual meeting in the Quad-Cities next month.
The 6,800-mile trail crosses the country from California to Delaware and crosses through Illinois twice, including in the Quad-Cities, where it intersects with the Mississippi River Trail, which runs from Louisiana to Minnesota, according to the Q-C Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The 25-member board will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, followed by a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. at the John Deere Pavilion, 1400 River Drive, Moline.
The board heads the American Discovery Trail Society, a not-for-profit organized to promote the trail, according to the group's website. The trail is a multi-use system for hikers, cyclists and other enthusiasts.
Today is Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.