BYXE Week 2022 – May 16 – 20
The City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Cycles are partnering to present Spring 2022 BYXE Week from May 16 to 20. The week long event aims to promote and encourage cycling year-round and celebrate those who make cycling a part of their commute.
Cycling is a convenient and low-cost form of everyday transportation that improves our city by decreasing traffic congestion, noise, and air pollution. It’s also great for our physical and mental health; regular exercise leaves us feeling refreshed, energized and alert. BYXE Week helps remind people how fun and beneficial getting on your bike can be, by packing the week full of adventure, fun, and community.
BYXE Week Social Media Contest
It’s not all about the swag, but…
Riding a bike is a transportation choice that makes us and our community healthier, happier, and more accessible. If those reasons weren’t enough, cycling during BYXE Week can also make you… swaggier?
That’s right! We’ll be drawing for prizes at the end of the week, so participate as much as you can with social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Just make sure that your posts have the hashtag #BYXE.
Bike to Work Day
During BYXE Week, one day is selected as Bike to Work Day, when local businesses and organizations host commuter stations located throughout the city and distribute free breakfast, coffee, and other breakfast-type treats to people that arrive by bike. Some stations host games, trivia, have giveaways and general camaraderie, all of which are designed to give your trip to work an extra dose of fun and engagement.
Post a photo of you and your bike at any station with the hashtag #BYXE for an entry in the draw.
This year’s Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 19, from 7AM – 9AM. The locations for your pre-work stop will be on this map starting May 14.
- Bike Doctor
- D’Lish by Tish Cafe
- Ecoquest commuter station
- Federated Co-operatives Limited
- Saskatoon City Hall
- Sparrow/Affinity Credit Union
- U of S
After work stations (4 – 6PM)
- Doug’s Spoke ‘N Sport
- 9 Mile Legacy Brewing
You and your family/ friends/ team can enjoy exploring the city by bike with our week-long scavenger hunt. Download the scavenger hunt card and get on your bike and check off as many items as you can. With every successful discovery, post a picture of you (or you and your family/ friends/ team) with the card, hashtag it #BYXE (so we can find it for the prize draws) and we’ll enter you into the draw.
We’ll have these very pretty bikes scattered throughout the city during BYXE Week, and if you can get to them and post a photo of yourself and/or others with the hashtag #BYXE, we’ll give you an entry for that too.
*Please note* we do NOT recommend trying to ride these exquisite pieces of art; they are designed for looks, not function!
This map shows the locations of the decorated bikes. The bikes will be in these locations on May 14.
Public Art locations to visit on your bike
The art is located all over the city and in almost every neighborhood. Click on the image to go to the interactive map and see which of the 62 art installations is close to you.
Saskatoon Transit’s Bike & Bus
If you’re commuting to work by bike, but the distance is too great to cycle the entire way, consider taking Saskatoon Transit’s Bike & Bus part of the way. Plan your trip using the Transit app and Google Transit. All buses are equipped with front bike racks that are free and easy to use. The bike racks also accommodate tires up to 2 inches wide.
How to load your bike on the Transit rack
Prize Donor Appreciation
We’d like to acknowledge and send big hugs out to our prize donors for BYXE Week 2022:
- Bulk Basket
- The Better Good
- The Night Oven
- Affinity Credit Union
- Bridge City Bicycle Co-operative
- Dairy Queen