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 Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.