Bix weekend is right around the corner and to get runners and residents ready, the City of Davenport has released the road closure map to make sure people aren't parked in the wrong spot. On top of that, they have released the locations of multiple Bix Block Parties.

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The 47th running of the Bix 7 is happening Saturday, July 24th. The race starts at 8 a.m. that Saturday morning but starting on Friday, the City of Davenport will be preparing for the Bix 7 and closing down streets to do so.

On Friday, the City of Davenport released the full map of road closures in downtown Davenport to get everyone prepared.

City of Davenport, IA
City of Davenport, IA

According to the City of Davenport, the first road closures will begin on Thursday evening for the Brady Street Sprints. Brady Street from W 4th St. to Palmer Dr. will be closed for those sprints. Starting Friday morning, July 23rd though, the rest of downtown Davenport roads will be closed.

Road Closures Starting Friday

  • 9 a.m. Friday - 12 p.m. Sunday
    • 3rd St -- from Ripley St to Brady St
  • 10 a.m. Friday - 11 p.m Saturday
    • Emerson Place -- from Perry St to Iowa St
    • Pershing Ave -- from 2nd St to River Dr
  • 1 p.m. Friday - 12 p.m. Saturday
    • 3rd St -- from Ripley St to River Dr
    • E 4th St -- from Pershing Ave to River Dr
    • LeClaire St -- from E 4th St to River Dr
    • Iowa St - from E 4th St to E 3rd St
  • 1 p.m. Friday - 12 p.m. Sunday
    • Iowa St -- from E 3rd St to E 2nd St

Road Closures Starting Saturday

  • 6 a.m. Saturday - 12 p.m. Saturday
    • 4th St -- from Main St to Pershing Ave
    • Brady St -- from 4th St to River Dr
    • Pershing Ave -- from 4th St to 2nd St
    • 2nd St -- from Main St to Perry St

Bix Block Parties

  • Bix Bash Music Festival
    • West 3rd Street between Ripley and Harrison
  • Bix Bash
    • West 3rd Street between Main and Brady
  • Party on Pershing
    • Pershing Avenue between East 2nd Street and River Drive
  • Dam View Inn Bix Celebration
    • Iowa Street between East 3rd Street and East 2nd Street

The full coarse map for the 47th running of the Bix 7 can be found here.

Parking details in downtown Davenport can be found here. Make sure you have your car moved off of the roads that will be closed!

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