BYXE Week 2024 – May 11 – 19

The City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Cycles are once again partnering to present BYXE Week – Spring 2024 from May 11 – 19. The nine day event aims to promote and encourage cycling year-round and celebrate everyone who hops on two wheels to get to work, go for a casual ride, run some errands, get a good workout, or do whatever else moves them.

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.

Check out all of the planned activities and see what inspires you to roll with us!

BYXE Week Kickoff Slow Roll (Sat. May 11)

Help us launch BYXE Week with a leisurely ride on Saturday, May 11.

We’ll muster at the River Landing Fire Vessel (between the Remai Modern and the Sugar Shack) and at 2:00 PM embark on a casual roll around some of the city’s quieter routes.

The ride will conclude at a surprise location for free refreshments and fellowship.

Please REGISTER HERE FOR THE RIDE and help us make sure there is enough to go around.

All you need is yourself and your usual cycling gear. We’ll get BYXE Week off to a great start!

Bike to Work Day (Thurs. May 16)

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 snacks, coffee, and other treats as a special salute to those who get to work by bike. Some stations host games, trivia, have giveaways and general camaraderie, all of which are designed to give your ride to work an extra dose of fun and engagement. The stations are open to all bike riders, but if you’re on your way to your job, give yourself an extra pat on the back!

Post a photo of you and your bike at any station and comment on one of our BYXE posts for an entry in the draw.

This year’s Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 16. Morning stations run from 7AM – 9AM. After work commuter stations have variable times. ***Locations will be updated on this map up to May 15.***

Morning stations

  • Bike Doctor
  • City of Saskatoon (City Hall Square)
  • City Perks Coffeehouse/Affinity Credit Union
  • College Park School
  • Federated Co-operatives Limited
  • HomeQuarter/BYXE Street Team
  • Kinetik Rehabilitation
  • University of Saskatchewan (4 locations)
  • Urban Systems

After work stations (various)

  • Bruce’s Cycle Works (3:15 to 5:15PM)
  • Better Brothers Brewing/Sparrow Coffee (4 to 6PM)
  • HomeQuarter/BYXE Street Team (3 to 6PM)
  • Life Outside Gear Exchange (3 to 7PM)

The Saskatoon Cycles Tune-Up Tent (Sun. May 12)

Squeaky chain? Tires a little low? Not sure about your bike seat height? These subtle deficiencies can sneak up on you and make your BYXE Week ride a little less enjoyable.

The Saskatoon Cycles Tune-Up Tent is here to help.

On Sunday, May 12, from 1PM to 5PM, we’ll be under the Sid Buckwold Bridge (near the Meewasin trail counter) with some chain oil, a tire pump, and some allen keys to help smooth out your cycling experience with some simple tweaks. Stop by and say hi and let us do the rest.

Scavenger Hunt (All Week)

You and your family/ friends/ team can enjoy exploring the city by bike with our week-long scavenger hunt.

How to play:

  • Download the scavenger hunt sheet here.
  • Get on your bike and check off as many items as you can.
  • With every successfully completed task, post a selfie (where applicable)
  • Be sure to comment on one of our BYXE posts (so we can find your photos for the prize draws) and we’ll count each one as an entry.
  • Send us a photo of your completed sheet.

Have fun! Remember, you don’t have to complete ALL the tasks to collect entries. Each task is an entry.

The Great Saskatoon Bike Passport Adventure (All Week)

This BYXE Week hosts The 2nd Annual Great Saskatoon Bike Passport Adventure! You could win a $550 gift card from the Doug’s Spoke ‘N Sport!!!

For the entire week, you can collect unique “bike part” stickers from a range of Saskatoon businesses and try to complete your own bicycle image. Every sticker is an entry in our Passport Adventure draw that will include a bunch of swag bags, and did we mention? One lucky entry will win the grand prize of $550 at Doug’s Spoke ‘N Sport!

Are you ready for the adventure? Start by picking up a passport card at any one of the Sticker Locations (or ANY Saskatoon public library location):

Apply the stickers you receive to their corresponding spot on your passport card and try to complete the bike image!

When you’ve collected all the stickers you can (and remember, BYXE Week is done on May 19!), fill in your contact information on the card and return it to one of these four (4) Bike Shop Locations before May 23:

Please note: No purchases required. Passport Cards can only be returned to Bike Shop Locations; other sticker locations will not collect cards. Have fun!

BYXE Week Social Media Contest (All Week)

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). Every selfie with your bike while doing any of our activities will earn you an entry for prizes. Just make sure that you email photos to byxe@saskatooncycles.org or comment on one of our BYXE posts so we can find your cool pics.

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 2024:

BYXE Week 2024