Saskatoon Cycles News
- Are you familiar with the Canadian-made social media platform, Do Some Good? This platform connects people like you, charitable organizations, and businesses to make a meaningful impact in communities all across Canada. We encourage you to download the app to explore volunteer opportunities and share your adventures partnering with Saskatoon Cycles. The direct link to sign up as a volunteer/supporter of Saskatoon Cycles: https://dosomegood.ca/
- With tremendous help from former board members Ben Ralston and Scott Silver, Saskatoon Cycles submitted recommendations to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation last June. Most of the recommendations were accepted. After further input from other stakeholders, they should be ready for implementation on January 1, 2019. The report can be viewed online.
Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities
- April 23 – This month’s Cycling Speaker Series presented by BCBC and the Bike Doctor features Meaghan Hackinen who will speak about her experience riding the Trans Am Bike Race, telling you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about self-supported ultra-endurance racing, including how to subsist on a diet of gas station food and four hours of sleep.
- May 4-6 – Jane’s Walk Saskatoon. Join Don Cook to explore downtown on foot to discover the current cycling facilities and plans for the Downtown Cycling Network.
- May 16 – Bike to Work Day. The City of Saskatoon is partnering with Saskatoon Cycles for Bike to Work Day. We need volunteers at 6:30am to help with setup for the FCL commuter station on 22nd street and 4th ave.
- May 26 – Bike the Moveable Feast in partnership with the Nature City Festival. The theme this year is “We are all connected”. Tickets will be available in early May.
- LiveableYXE is laying the groundwork for next year’s Open Streets event, where streets are temporarily closed to automobile traffic to favour walking, jogging, bicycling, dancing, yoga, or other social activities. Gil Penalosa does a pretty solid job of capturing the spirit: “People traffic replaces car traffic, and the streets become ‘paved parks’ where people of all ages, abilities, and social, economic, or ethnic backgrounds can come out and improve their mental, physical, and emotional health.” If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Brodie.
- Slow Roll season is quickly approaching and we are in search of people willing to lead or to help organize these monthly community rides. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteers are needed to help spread the word about the downtown cycling network campaign. Cards are to be filled out by anyone and everyone willing to participate! Completed cards will be returned to Saskatoon Cycles.
Local Cycling News
- #GetMyBikeBack: Please help the Saskatoon Police Service stop the epidemic of bike theft in this city. Register your bike at saskatoonpolice.ca
- Are there issues on your commute? Please contact the City if you have any concerns about the infrastructure that you find on your route. Feedback and/or words of affirmation can be sent to email@example.com
- Did you know you can submit a cycling event for the Saskatoon Cycles website calendar?
National/International Cycling News
- May 28-29 – Canada Bikes conference in Ottawa. The Bike Summit is an opportunity for cycling stakeholders from across Canada to join in a national conversation on the importance of federal support for cycling in Canada, particularly policy support, such as a National Cycling Strategy or components thereof, and dedicated funding for cycling infrastructure. Check out the website for more information or to register.
- Read: Why New Bike Lanes Are Good For Everyone — Yes, Even Drivers
- Read: Biking to Work, Arriving in Style