FREE Casual Rides have ended for 2015.
Thanks to all that rode with us twice a week!
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Wayne and Kevin, our advocates at the 2015 Bike Summit
Perfect weather for our Oktoberfest Ride on Saturday, September 19 that endeavered on two routes from Towne Square – Smith and Slade Streets in Palatine! Thanks to all that came to ride and later enjoy great food, beer, raffles and more as the BPC and Rotary Club of Palatine put on another great event. Until next year! Click below to view and download photos.
Thanks to those that came out to celebrate summer's longest day by riding in this event that began and ended at Mikes Bike Shop; 155 N. NW Hwy. Palatine, IL on Friday, June 19th. Departing slightly after 7 p.m., the ride highlighted a 13 mile loop through Deer Grove. Join us next summer by contacting Wayne Mikes at 847-358-0948.
Many took advantage of our Bike Valet service provided by the Bike Palatine Club and Palatine Park District. Anyone riding their bikes to Palatine's Hometown Fest and fireworks on Friday, July 3 from 5:00-10:00 p.m. enjoyed this FREE service! Bikes were secured inside the fenced in tennis courts for later pick-up. Club Members and friends joined us in the viewing area for the fireworks show. Consider riding your bike to the fest and valet park it with us!
Thanks to all that joined us on Saturday, July 4th as we celebrated our nation's birthday! The 4th of July Parade Ride kicked off at 11:00 a.m. in Position #21. Parade started at Wilson and Cedar, taking Slade to Brockway, north on Brockway to Wood and east on Wood to Oak. Read more hometownfest.com or palatinejaycees.org.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Next Club meeting is Thursday, December 17 beginning at 7 PM. Join us at the clubhouse of Palatine Hills Golf Course on Northwest Hwy in Palatine. Agenda items continue with details of Club's events and rides for 2016 plus Club operations and policies to be enacted. Volunteers are needed and your input is welcome. Join us or write firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Full Moon Ride ~ our last ride this year departed on Sunday, September 27 from Palatine Hills Golf Course at 6:30 PM. Sponsored by the Palatine Park District and New Belgium Beer, this ride took in the autumn night air and the spectacular view of the full moon starting and ending at the Palatine Hills Golf Course. Thanks to everyone that joined us for some exercise and to celebrate as we capped off the 2015 riding season! Until next year...THANK YOU ALL!
Bridge the Gap Walk/Run/Ride was a huge success with perfect weather on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 to Noon starting at 501 N. 1st Bank Drive (School district 15 Admin building). The event included “Family Fun” after the walk-run-ride: food vendors, mini massages, face painting, games, music, and information about mental and physical health for all ages. Hope you got a chance to support The Bridge Youth and Family Services while walking, running or cycling. For more info check out: https://www.bridgeyouth.org/events/event/31-bridge-the-gap-walk-run-ride-family-fun-fest.
Thank you to the riders that came out and to the volunteers for working to set up. As safety is top priority, a shorter route was chosen for this ride, due to the weather. If you chose not to attend, please visit Mikes Bike Shop to retrieve your CycleFest shirt and water bottle. Sorry, no refunds were possible.
On Saturday, June 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. the Bike Palatine Club and the Palatine Park District offered a cycling safety skills clinic for children, ages 3-10. Thanks to all the young riders and their families that came out as well as the Sponsors and volunteers. It was fun and educational! Participants were also able to register their bikes with the Village of Palatine for free. View photo albums on our Facebook page or on the Palatine Parks page!
What a fun day! Beautiful weather for Bike Palatine Club's first-ever Bike Scavenger Hunt in Palatine. Great group of riders too...7 teams made up of 2-5 people solved clues to get thru 10 destinations recording it all on their smartphones. Thanks to Palatine Park District for allowing us the use of the newly renovated Palatine Hills Golf Course club house's lower level. It was the perfect staging area! View the entire photo album on our Facebook page!
View the SLIDE SHOW from the event (44.10 MB)
Our first ride this season was the new Dirt N' Durty Ride from Durty Nellies Pub to Deer Grove Forest Preserve and back! Despite the early morning storms, it turned out nice. Thanks to Durty Nellie's for honoring a $5 off per adult lunch coupon. Our durtiest/muddiest rider took home a BPC coffee mug. More pictures here and on Facebook!