Grade 8 students from the Let’s Lead program looked after the bike valet for the Traffic Bridge opening. They were an enthusiastic group of young people who attracted Mayor Charlie Clark’s attention (photo above).
You may have seen some interesting bikes around that can carry two passengers in the front. It is driven by a person who cycles behind with an electric assist. These bikes have been purchased by Luther Care for their residents at several sites in the city. Read more
Success! Saskatoon Cycles applied for funds for the Winter City events and was approved for several events. Would you be interested in helping with a Bike to Work Day this Winter? Volunteers will be needed to make these events happen. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities
Our final bike valet of the season has come and gone, and we were thrilled to celebrate our fabulous volunteers this past Thursday evening with a windup at 9 Mile Legacy Brewing. Whether you were a volunteer or a customer of Bike Valet this summer, we are so grateful for your ongoing support!
Big thanks also goes out to Astro Towing for their amazing support in moving our bike valet trailer all season long.
November 22: Save the date for our Annual General Meeting. Several board positions will be available. If you are willing to let your name stand, or just want more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
We are seeking a few interested individuals to provide ideas and feedback on our upcoming website redesign. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Erin Edwards who has taken on the stewardship of the Saskatoon Cycles t-shirts. Orders that will be made through our website will be sent to her and if possible she will deliver by bike. She will keep track of our stock and advise the board of the need for new orders or creative sales events.
Local Cycling News
Have you heard of Alinker? This Canadian-made “walking bike for an active lifestyle” came to the rescue when Brian was recovering from a femur fracture. Thanks Brian for providing the photo and information. We wish you much success on your ongoing recovery!
On November 6th and 8th, Bus Rapid Transit will be holding Come and Go engagement events with the Downtown and Broadway Business Improvement Districts. If you have a business interest in these areas or are a resident, and would like to receive more information about these events, please email email@example.com or call (306) 975-2475.
Do you struggle with keeping your bicycle clean throughout the seasons? Check out this creation by local year-round cyclist, Alex.
#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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Winter Cycling Congress will be held in Calgary from February 6-9, 2019. To stay in the loop on updates as they are available, please join their mailing list: http://www.wintercycling.org/conferences
The Places for Bikes survey is open until November 15th. Please spread the word:
Read: Why more urban cycling saves everyone money
Read: Why New Bike Lanes Are Good For Everyone — Yes, Even Drivers
Pedal Poll 2022: Get Ready! Vélo Canada Bikes is currently organizing the Pedal Poll for 2022 to take place during the week of June 6-12th. This promises to be an expanded version of 2021’s first-ever national bike count, and Saskatoon Cycles intends to participate again. Please watch for requests for volunteer counters! Some background: in…
Send a letter to City Council before 5PM Monday, June 26! We still need your voice! On Wednesday, June 28, Saskatoon City Council will be discussing four motions brought by Councillor Block to address the intersection where Natasha Fox was killed on May 24th. These motions present an opportunity for you to share your stories…
Today city staff put forward to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation their recommendation that Option 4 be adopted for the Victoria Avenue Bikeway, Pedestrian, and Traffic Safety Improvement Project — specifically Protected Street-Level Bike Lanes with Parking along Victoria Avenue between 8th Street East and Taylor Street East. If approved in principle at today’s…
Winterruption 2023 Winterruption is a multi-day, multi-venue arts and culture festival that’s intended to get Saskatonians outside and enjoying their winter environment. With captivating concerts, exclusive film screenings, outdoor activities, and so much more, Winterruption has something fun for everyone. It runs from January 26 – 29, 2023. Saskatoon Cycles is participating with a free…
Like your bike? Then lock it right! While bike thefts may be down this spring and summer because of COVID, bike thieves have not gone away. And with offices, stores, and malls open again, and the start of another school year just around the corner, there’s no better time to make sure your lock and…
Please show your support and send a note to council this weekend. Your voice will make a difference. (See links below).The Issue:On Monday April 29th Saskatoon City Council is voting on the preferred location (two of three options) of the downtown cycling network. One option being presented is no network and no investment at all,plus removal of the existing pilot lanes on…