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Originally Posted Online: Oct. 24, 2013, 6:13 pm
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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com

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.

For more information, visit discoverytrail.org .



















 



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