Dirt N' Durty

Bike Scavenger Hunt



The Bridge Walk/Run/Ride

Full Moon Ride


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!

Facebook Photo Album


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 or

Facebook Photo Album

Die-hard cyclists still made it out for the this ride, despite the inclement weather.




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 are possible.

We worked hard to postpone the ride to Sunday, but did not receive clearance from the Police Department due to Street Fest expected traffic. If possible, another similar ride may be offered yet this year. Check back for details or visit our Facebook page.


     QUICK LINKS:  CycleFest Flyer   Registration-Waiver Form

     TOUR  MAPS:       9-Miles         15-Miles       23-Miles


Join us after the Thursday Casual Bike Ride on September 17 @ 7:00 p.m. at JJ Twigs on Northwest Hwy. Continuing plans of the end of the 2015 riding season. CycleFest awill be recapped and Oktoberfest, Full Moon Ride and Bridge the Gap Walk/Run/Ride details will be finalized. Your input is needed! Agenda items are  welcome at 


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.



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! 



Help us bring you bicycling related rides and events during the riding season...


Your $15 Annual Family Membership will be valid from

January 2015 - December 2015 and offers many benefits!

Join us and meet people that love cycling as much as you do and...

  • Ride on pre-arranged routes with signage that is casual and fun for the whole family

  • Route Leaders and support along the rides for your safety

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  • Receive Bike Palatine Club e-news, discounts on entry fees for club events, rides and club gear as well as discounts on all purchases of bike accessories at Mikes Bike Shop in Palatine, one of our  Sponsors  






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