Bike to Metra - Palatine

The Bike Palatine Club was asked to assist in the photo shoot of the Bike to Metra brochure. Check it out then surf through for other surrounding communities' brochures under their maps section along with everything else bike related!

Parent's Guide to Bicycle Safety

From the use of helmets to proper fitting of bikes this page has it all! Safety being the most important factor. Great links for all parents.

Commuting by Bike: Safety Guide and Tips

Great tips on commuting by bike as well as links for safely navigating the roads on your bike at home or while traveling. Safety laws and more.

All About Bikes

A great resource for everything bicycle related along with information on Illinois Bike Trails, Algonquin Road Trail, Busse Woods Trail, Chain O'Lakes Trail, Chicago Lakefront Trail, Deer Grove Bike Path, Des Plaines River Trail and much more. 

Cycling for Fitness and Transportation

Learn about cycling for fitness, transportation, recreation, for sport and more. Tips on how to choose the right bike for you along with great safety tips. A great resource shared with us by Alex from Colorado! 


An article on public perception and policy.

Today's Cycling News

Read the latest news and reports!

The Chainlink

A Chicago bicyling online community offering resources for connecting cyclists to share infomation on bikes, routes, rides, and events. 

Article: Biking for Fitness, Transportation, Recreation and Sport

A very informative, well-organized article on biking which provides information on the history of bicycles, different kinds of bicycles, safety tips, and biking for various purposes. A must read!

Maps and Trails

Direct link list of Illinois bike trails for you to explore.

Palatine Park District

Click on the links for Palatine Parks and Trails Map as well as Neighboring Trails Maps displayed in PDF format.  Zoom in, make a plan and get out and ride!

A Bike Friendly Village of Palatine

Visit the Village of Palatine's Bicycling page for safety guidelines, rules of the road, helmet safety, brochures, maps and links to bicycling websites.

Rules of the Road for Riding Better

Rules of the road, riding better and much more!


Palatine's Bike Transportation Plan

Through our Advocacy efforts as the Greater Palatine Bicycle Task Force, the process to identify areas for improvement began in 2010. The village retained the services of the League of Illinois Bicyclists's Ed Barsotti and Spaceco to develop Palatine's comprehensive bike plan which was approved in JULY 2011 AT THE PALATINE COUNCIL MEETING.

FEDERAL GRANT OF $147,560 WAS AWARDED in FEBRUARY 2013 with the VOP additional matching funds totaling over $187,000 toward striping and signage for a safer and more bicycle-friendly community! VOP crews began roadway improvements in June 2016!

Illinois Bike Transportation Plan

For those that want to learn more about the State's plans as approved in 2014.

League of Illinois Bicyclists - Ride Illinois

To find information on riding trails throughtout all of Illinois as well as information on safety, bike clubs, bike shops and bicycling resources. Don't miss the Safety page where our Bike Pal Safety Rodeo photos are featured!

League of American Bicyclists

Looking for bicycling laws?  This site has it all and more.

Active Transportation Alliance

A non-profit advocacy organization that works to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit and engage people in healthy and active lifestyle choice.

Arlington Heights Bike Club

A social riding club based in Arlington Heights.  Learn more about their events and programs to promote cycling safety.

Schaumburg Bicycle Club

Formed in 1999, this club offers fun events for cyclists as well as cross-country skiing in the winter.  Their goal is to organize bicycle rides for all ages, speeds, abilities, and terrain while making friends and having fun. Schaumburg boasts 89 miles of bikeways and paths for all to enjoy.

Wheeling Wheelman

Founded in 1970, the club counts over 300 members serving the Northwest Chicagoland area with organized bike rides, social outings, club meetings, bicycle advocacy, and more. 

Bike Riders Tours

For those that want to venture outside of Palatine or even Illinois, visit this site to plan your biking adventure to destinations in Italy, Spain, Portugal,

Mexico, Croatia, Argentina and many other locations around the world.

Health and Well-Being

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

As they say: Live well. Learn how. At you can browse through health topics from A to Z, find resources near you, view health care reform and related resources.