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CHICAGOLAND EVENTS


National Bike Challenge, May 1 - September 30


National Bike Month, May 1-31, 2014


National Bike-to-School, National Bike-to-School Day, May 7, 2014


Bike-to-Work Week, May 12-16, Bike-to-Work Day, May 16th


Ride of Silence, May 21, 2014


Bike the Drive, May 25, 2014


Chicago Bike Week; Bike to Work Rally June 13-20, 2014


Bike Commuter Challenge, June 13-20, 2014







 

 



"The mission of the Greater Palatine Bicycle Task Force is to make our community more bicycle-friendly.  This will be accomplished by offering educational and outreach programs that encourage and increase bicycling, and by evaluating and recommending infrastructure improvements that make bicycling safer, more convenient and enjoyable, and more integrated with neighboring communities."


 


CLUB MEETINGS


PLEASE NOTE ~ CHANGE OF VENUE


Next Bike Palatine Club meeting set for Wednesday, April 16 at the JJ Twigs Pizza & Pub, 150 N. NW Hwy in Palatine.  Recap of recent events: Traffic 101-Ride Leaders Seminar, ABC Bike Clinic, and Healthy Living Ride. Additional items on the agenda are plans for the Bike-to-School Day in May and Bike Pal Safety Rodeo in June.  Open to all...join us!


Welcome to all our newest members at our last meeting!
 


Check out DOWNLOADS tab including our new tri-fold as the BPC initiates a first-ever Membership Drive...Membership dues needed to help us bring you bicycling events and awareness during the riding season!

 

Your $15 Annual Family Membership will be valid from

January 2014 - December 2014 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; become informed about bike awareness, safety, fitness, events and rides; 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 generous Sponsors.



HEALTHY LIVING RIDE

A great day for an early Spring ride on April 4th. Thanks to the hundreds of walkers and riders as well as exhibitors at the Healthy Living Event! Check out event photos on Facebook!


Photo credits: Palatine Park District



ABC BIKE CLINIC

Riders get their bikes ready for the riding season at the ABC Bike Clinic held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Birchwood Gym. Volunteers checked tire air pressure, inspected bike brakes and chains for wear plus lube! Did we mention this was all for FREE? Visitors received Club information and save the dates for upcoming rides, events and more. Community and State bicycle information was also available. Raffle prizes for anyone that joined the club including bike accessories and BPC merchandise. Join us next year!

 



TRAFFIC 101 - RIDE LEADER SEMINAR

Graduates of Traffic 101-Ride Leader Seminar where attendees learned a miriad of skills in the class and on the road to be effective BPC Ride Leaders and responsible cyclists around town!

@ Mikes Bike Shop, 155 N. NW Hwy, Palatine, IL


CONGRATS!

As we celebrate our 5th year, CONGRATS are in order: Bike Palatine Club has achieved AFFILIATE Status with the Palatine Park District! This partnership will help reach many more Palatine area residents offering safety clinics, casual bike rides and related events during the riding season.




NEW LINKS!

Illinois Bike Transportation Plan 2013