New bike patrol speeding up support for vulnerable people on Saskatoon streets
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New bike patrol speeding up support for vulnerable people on Saskatoon streets

By Greg Basky For Marcus McKen, a recent encounter with a gang member in the Riversdale neighborhood demonstrated to him the power of bicycles as both conversation starter and builder of bridges. McKen, who is a member of a new bike patrol unit rolled out this spring by the city’s Community Support Program, was hanging…

Saskatoon family tackling new adventures, cycling goals through virtual club rides
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Saskatoon family tackling new adventures, cycling goals through virtual club rides

Aaron Dennis and his kids exploring urban, rural gravel as part of Bike Doctor’s A Series of Detours event (#BikingStories) By Greg Basky When Aaron Dennis snagged a sweet deal on a bike for his son last winter, he had no idea it would be seeing such big mileage this spring.  “It was sort of…

3 easy steps to ensure your child’s bike helmet fits properly

3 easy steps to ensure your child’s bike helmet fits properly

The following is a guest post submitted by Cara Zukewich, Child Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, Saskatchewan Prevention Institute The research evidence is clear about the importance of children using bicycle helmets when cycling. Head injuries, with the potential for death or long-term disability, are a particularly serious outcome of cycling-related incidents. Bicycle helmets protect against head,…

Riding Saskatoon, one street, crescent, and avenue at a time
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Riding Saskatoon, one street, crescent, and avenue at a time

Saskatoon woman marking her 65th birthday by cycling every street, avenue, and crescent in the city (#bikingstories) By Greg Basky Joanne Cliff is on a mission. Three days each week, Cliff spends between two and five hours out on her maroon-colored Marin mountain bike, riding up and down Saskatoon’s streets and avenues, and rolling through…

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