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Motorcycle Group Event Paired with Museum Exhibit in Quad Cities

157Get it all at the thirteenth annual Sturgis on the River motorcycle rally from June 14 16, 2007. This event in downtown Davenport, Iowa, is the largest gathering of motorcycles in the Midwest. The free event takes place along the Mississippi River on the showgrounds west of the Centennial Bridge, John O’Donnell stadium, and LeClaire Park. The showgrounds are located at 215 S. Marquette Street. All makes and models of motorcycles are welcome.

Join the Big Schwag from the Discovery Channels Monster Garage all weekend at Sturgis on the River as he is the emcee for the three-day event.

You and your group travel club can watch the motorcycle stunt shows of Ball of Steel featuring freestyle motocross and back flip finales. Visit the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall. The nation’s largest traveling Vietnam Memorial will be setup in LeClaire Park. In addition, it includes the Vietnam Remembered art collection of 90 original paintings by Norm Bergsma.

There are different rides scheduled for each night to see the most of the area from rides along the river, on the Great River Road, and through the countryside. Ride maps will be available that show attractions, casinos, and places to stop and get a bite to eat. Choose from a 4, 6, or 8 hour ride.

Enjoy powerhouse bands until midnight on all three nights! Sturgis on the River also features over 100 product vendor booths to help complete the perfect setting for a perfect weekend. General gate admission is $5.00 per person or FREE to motorcyclists who ride in.

The Quad Cities is a great group tour, student travel and sports group travel destination, located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.