The Quincy Police Department would like to inform the public about an event this Saturday evening that could cause some minor traffic delays.  On Saturday, August 5, there will be a fundraising bicycle ride in the Quincy area called the “Moonlight Ride for Hunger” that will begin and end at Clat Adams Park.  The bicycle ride has a 4, 11, and 19 mile route with all three routes crossing the Bayview and Quincy Memorial Bridges.

The heaviest concentration of bicycles will be noticed on Bonasinga Drive, 3rd Street from Cedar to Broadway, and Maine Street between Quincy Memorial Bridge and Flinn Stadium.  There will be law enforcement traffic control at numerous intersections.

The ride participants will be expected to follow the rules of the road at all locations not covered by law enforcement traffic control.  The ride begins at 8:00 p.m. and will continue into the night time.

The Quincy Police Department is asking motorist to use consideration and patience while travelling on these routes.  If you encounter a group of bicycles please pass only when it is safe to do so.  For other laws and tips while encountering bicycles please visit the attached link from the Illinois Secretary of State: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/traffic_safety/bikepedsafety.html.

Below is a list of NO PARKING areas for the ride:

West side of 3rd Street from Cedar to Broadway

Maine Street from 24th to 30th Street

Below are the three routes which will be posted on the Q.P.D.'s Facebook page:

4 Mile

  • Start at Clat Adams Park, head North
  • Turn right (east) on Cedar
  • Turn right (south) onto 3rd Street
  • Turn right(west) onto the Bayview Bridge
  • Turn at first left onto (eastbound) Memorial Bridge
  • Turn left (north) onto 2nd Street
  • Turn left (west) onto Broadway
  • Finish at Clat Adams Park

11 Mile

  • Start at Clat Adams Park, head North
  • Turn right (east) on Cedar
  • Turn right (south) onto 3rd Street
  • Turn right (west)onto the Bayview Bridge
  • Turn at first left onto (eastbound) Memorial Bridge
  • Follow Maine Street (east) out to Flinn Stadium
  • Turn around in Flinn Stadium parking lot
  • Head west onto Maine Street
  • Turn right (north) onto 2nd Street
  • Turn left (west) onto Broadway
  • Finish at Clat Adams Park

19 Mile

  • Start at Clat Adams Park, head North
  • Turn right (east) onto Cedar Street
  • Turn right (south) onto 3rd Street
  • Turn right (west) onto the Bayview Bridge
  • Turn at first left onto (eastbound) Memorial Bridge
  • Follow Maine Street(east) out to Flinn Stadium
  • Take Maine Street (east) to 54th Street
  • Turn left (north) onto 54th Street
  • Follow 54th until it turns into Locust
  • Turn left onto Columbus Road
  • Turn right at 39th Street through the park
  • Turn left at the stop sign in the park
  • Turn right onto 36th street
  • Turn left onto Kochs Lane
  • Turn left onto 18th Street
  • Make a right into Bob Mays Park
  • Follow trail to 5th Street
  • Make a right into Parker Heights
  • Turn right onto Bonansinga Drive
  • Make a left into Bob Bangert Park
  • Follow road in Bob Bangert Park to Bonansinga Drive
  • Turn right onto Bonansinga Drive
  • Finish at Clat Adams Park