Let’s go ride a bike
A few years after the Little Sisters were recognized as a Pontifical Institute by Pope Pius XI in 1854, the term bicycle was coined in France. People had been riding bicycles on regular basis since the 1800’s using various names such as Draisine, velocipede and hobby-horse or dandy horse.
The popularity of biking has grown tremendously. Bike trails and bike lanes are now prominent parts of urban transport plans. In addition to our 108 bike trails (one which backs up to our property), the Village of Palatine has added many bike lanes striving to make our community safe for the growing number of bikers.
At our Home we have many volunteers, employees, Little Sisters and a couple of Residents who use their bikes regularly. Most chain their bikes to a light pole or drag them into their apartment or our garage. The Bike Palatine Club is a local non-profit organization with a mission to make our community more bicycle-friendly. They graciously donated and installed a bike rack for us.
One of the club members, Ralph Banasiak, stopped by to see how the installation went. We took advantage of his expertise and he kindly helped with some minor adjustments on our bikes.
Thanks to the Bike Palatine Club, now when you visit us on your bike, you can use the bike rack located to the right of our entrance.