People in the Quad Cities will be cycling for a good cause at Sylvan Island this weekend.

Friends of Off-Road Cycling (FORC) is kicking off its 12th running of the Sylvan Island Stampede.

It runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and opens both the 2021 Homegrown Race Series and Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series.

There will be a kids race and food trucks.

A race course will be laid out and available for pre-riding late Saturday afternoon, the day before.

Last year’s Sylvan Island Stampede was canceled due to the pandemic.

Organizers say, this year, spectators are welcome to attend the unique event.

“What makes this race different from most mountain bike races? Riders will experience closely spaced, tight and twisty island mountain bike trails,” said FORC in a news release.





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