Celebrate our riverfront trails on Father's Day

Share a safe, fun and healthy activity with your kids, and learn about four area islands: Credit Island, Arsenal Island, Sylvan Island, and Campbell’s Island. The first 350 youth to register will receive a reflective Ride the River back pack (various colors) compliments of Davenport Noon Kiwanis Club.  All dads will receive a ticket to the June 17, Father’s Day River Bandits game.

Plan your day with an Island Adventure travel guide packed with ideas.  You’ll be surprised what kids can learn on Ride the River.  Take a boat ride from Bettendorf on the “Celebration Belle” (9:30 a.m.) and receive a lei for your island cruise or cross to Illinois on the Arsenal Island Bike Bridge.   

On Arsenal Island, write letters to service men and woman and explore the Boundless Playground at Memorial Park where the Arsenal MWR Grill will serve good food and cold drinks all day.

On Sylvan Island, learn about mountain trail riding from Friends of Off Road Cycling, and stop by the Meatheads Meat Market food truck.

On Credit Island, build osprey boxes with River Action, make a take home bird feeder, and have your picture taken among the Sunday in the Park figures at Credit Island. The Trail’s End food truck has a variety of food on its menu.

On Campbell’s Island, roast s’mores at the turtle fire pit, see a live performance about the War of 1812 by the D.A.R., and satisfy your hunger at the Don Monico food truck.

In Schwiebert Park, enjoy yoga, ice cream, and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Schwinn” on stage.

In LeClaire Park challenge yourself to adventure themed games and activities.

At each island and park stop, riders will be asked a question pertaining to the Mississippi River.  Answer correctly and receive a sticker. With four stickers, each rider will receive a free slice of pizza from Taste of Italy.

Let’s talk memories, nature, Mississippi River history, getting hooked on biking, getting hooked on history,  getting hooked on birding, learning fitness levels, healthy lunches,  and connecting with family.  Proceeds go to riverfront trail development in the Quad Cities.

For more information, go to www.riveraction.org, call (563)322-RIDE or (563)322-2969.


Davenport Family YMCA • 606 W. 2nd Street • Davenport, Iowa
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