For those preparing for this year's Bix 7, the ever-so-popular Bix @ 6 training runs begin this Thursday. This year, there are only three planned Bix @ 6runs but all will get you prepared for the 7-mile run towards the end of July.

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As we all know, the Quad-City Times Bix 7 is a staple summer event in the Quad Cities. It goes right up Brady Street and right past the B100 studios and since it didn't happen last year, I'm super excited to see you run past us in July!

Before we get to the 2021 Bix 7, you need to get prepared and use to running up Brady. This Thursday is the first of three Bix @ 6 training runs.

Officials from the Bix 7 say the Iowa American Water Bix @ 6 training runs start at 6 p.m. this Thursday, June 24, which is the first of three Bix @ 6's. The other two are on July 1 and July 8.

Those who have run the Bix in the past know that the Bix @ 6 training races are tradition. If you have registered for the Quad-City Times Bix 7, Prairie Farms Quick Bix, or Arconic Jr Bix, officials invite you to join the hundreds that train every Thursday on a safe and secure course.

Participants who register online the day of, in-person at, or volunteers for one of the Bix @ 6 training runs will receive a special “Bix at 6” t-shirt for free.

The start line for the Bix @ 6's is at the intersection of 4th and LeClaire Streets. Parking is in the Quad-City Times parking lot.

A full list of training times can be found here. To register for the 2021 Bix 7, click here.

Officials say that social-distancing guidelines will be followed and ask that people keep a 3’ distance from other participants.

Unvaccinated participants are asked to wear a mask before they cross the start line and after they cross the finish line.

For those who want to volunteer at the Bix @ 6, they need to contact Scott at

Quad City Area Home With Waterslide, Stage & More Selling For $2.5 Million

This gorgeous home for sale is just an hour away from the Quad Cities. Located at 26960 Sieverding Ridge in Bellevue, IA, this beautiful home is what the realtor is calling "an entertainers dream". It has 4 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, a 4 car garage, an in ground pool with a 97 foot waterslide, a full lodge with a bar and stage, and so much more. This is the listing of the house, according to the Dubuque Area For Sale By Owner website.

This property has a 4,499 square foot house, a detached lodge with full bar and garage/workspace/shop, and an in ground fiberglass pool with a 97 foot water slide and pool house .

This gorgeous home is located in the country and is just 2 minutes away from homey, beautiful, Bellevue, Iowa. 

It features many custom upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • All brick home
  • Granite countertops including 2 islands in the main kitchen
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Beverage cooler
  • Maple and bamboo hardwood floors
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Large master suite
  • Walk-in closets
  • Full kitchen in the basement
  • 3 dishwashers
  • Large walk in pantry
  • Large dining room area
  • 2 laundry rooms
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Mud room/ locker area off the garage
  • Office
  • Large windows that allows natural lighting.

The property also includes a detached garage/lodge/bar/shop area that 3,440 square foot and all brick. The garage/lodge also has many customs upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • Full kitchen with granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Living and dining area
  • Full bathroom
  • Storage area that is currently used as a hunting lodge
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Full bar entertainment area with stage that seats 50 plus people
  • Additional garage area that can used for multiple purposes including shop area, boat storage, etc. 

And of course this home has a gorgeous in ground pool and gorgeous outdoor space. The in ground fiberglass pool is salt water and 16' x 40' and a kiddie pool/ tanning ledge that is 8' x 16' and an automatic pool cover. The pool also includes a basketball hoop. A large concrete deck overlooks the pool area where the 97 foot water slide begins. 

There is a pool house too that includes a half bathroom, storage area, pool equipment room, full bar with ice machine, beverage coolers, stainless steel sinks, and concrete bar. A large built in pergola sits on the tanning deck which provides cooling shade. The pool is surrounded by concrete that creates space for many entertainment options. 

See what this gorgeous, $2.5 million home in Bellevue, IA looks like below!

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