Saskatoon Cycles May 2017 Newsletter – Bike to Work Week Special Edition!
- Saskatoon Cycles is excited to present Saskatoon’s fifth annual Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017! This year, Bike to Work Day will be part of Bike to Work YXE: May 15 – 19, a weeklong celebration of bicycles and bicycle commuting.
- In addition to a city-wide Bike to Work Day celebration of Commuter Stations providing grab-and-go refreshments, cycling info, and a some fun on the way to work on Wednesday May 17, there will be two Commuter Stations each day open each day of the week (Monday May 15 to Friday May 19) from 7 – 9 AM, as well as community events hosted by individuals, groups, and organizations throughout the week
Special thanks to all our Commuter Station hosts for making the Bike to Work Day a success! A big thanks to our prize sponsors: Bruce’s Cycle Works, Doug’s Spoke ‘N Sport, Bike Universe, Bike Doctor, and Freedom Functional Fitness!
- We are thrilled to announce the addition of Baxter Kawula to the Saskatoon Cycles family. Baxter has been hired as our Bike Valet Contractor for summer 2017
- The City of Saskatoon has begun sweeping the bike lanes! Several have been added to the pre-sweeping schedule, so expect a nice clean ride soon!
- The University of Saskatchewan Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is seeking participants for a study on physical activity to influence policy who reside in Moose Jaw, Regina, and Saskatoon during all seasons to understand active living patterns, engage citizens to stay more active, map communities, and inform policies. Those that sign up will receive a free one-week pass to the YMCA. For detailed information and/or to sign-up for the study, visit www.smartstudysask.com or email: email@example.com.
- Brendan left on his Bicycling North initiative today and was sent off from Wanuskewin by a group of cyclists! The fundraising goal has almost been met and more information on the Bicycling North initiative can be found here, with all contributions directed towards the project.
- ITE and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation partnered on a podcast investigating how cities can support health and transportation. The episode features Lucy Saunders, Public Health Specialist, Transport & Public Realm with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London, and Dale Bracewell, Manager of Transportation Planning with the City of Vancouver, BC, Canada, speaking about implementing health and transportation initiatives in their respective cities. Just in case you need some listening material for the bike ride home!
- If you have unused bikes taking up space in your garage, you can donate them to Brunskill School to help them build a playground! Donations of bicycles can be dropped off at Brunskill School, located at 101 Wiggins Avenue on Friday, May 26th between 3:30pm and 8:00 pm. They will be holding their bike sale on Saturday, May 27th from 8:00 am to 2:00 p.m. if you’re looking for a new ride!
- The next Bike the Moveable Feast will be held on Saturday, May 27th as part of the Nature City Festival! Easy slow roll with lots of fun and food along the way! Tickets will be available next month and will be limited so watch for details at Saskatoon Cycles or Wild About Saskatoon – the theme this year is “We Are Water”.