VILLAGE OF EAST DAVENPORT, Iowa, March 30, 2020 - The Kwik Star Criterium, an annual Memorial Day weekend tradition run by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club for over 50 years is cancelled for 2020.

"In order to ensure the safety of everyone, it is our desire to act as prudently as possible in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, we have made the decision to cancel this year's Kwik Star Criterium" said Race Director, Tom Schuler.

"We thank Kwik Star and all of our other wonderful sponsors for their much-needed commitment to this year's race despite tough economic conditions. Without them our event would not be possible," continued Tom.

The Kwik Star Criterium will return to the Village of East Davenport on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021.

The Kwik Star Criterium was first run as the Moline Criterium in 1965 and has evolved over the years, eventually landing on Memorial Day in 1975. Since then it has joined with other area races to form the Memorial Day Weekend Bicycle Races series.

In 2014 the race moved to its current location in the Village of East Davenport and features a challenging hilly circuit.

About Kwik Trip, Inc. Kwik Trip, Inc. operates its Iowa stores under the Kwik Star banner and is one of the largest independently held convenience store chains in the United States, with more than 630 Kwik Trip and Kwik Star stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa and employs over 21,000 people. In 2017, Kwik Star was ranked #2 on the Des Moines Register's Top Work Places list by its 1700 coworkers in Iowa. They currently operate eight Kwik Stars and one Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery store in the Quad Cities area.

John Harrington
Quad Cities Bicycle Club
Tom Schuler
Race Director

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