BYXE Week 2024 – February 17 – 25
The City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Cycles are partnering to present Winter 2024 BYXE Week from February 17 – 25. The week long event aims to promote and encourage cycling year-round and celebrate those who make cycling a part of their commute.
Cycling is a convenient and low-cost form of everyday transportation that improves:
- our city, by decreasing traffic congestion, noise, and air pollution,
- our physical and mental health with regular exercise that leaves us feeling refreshed, energized and alert,
- our communities, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, making transportation more accessible, and giving us all choices in how we navigate our city for recreation, errands, and work.
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.
If you’re new to winter cycling and have questions, check out our Winter cycling tips video. If you still have questions after, contact us!
Feb 17 – BYXE Ice Cycle Slow Roll
Start the Winter BYXE right with a Slow Roll.
We’ll gather near the River Landing Fire Vessel just below the Remai Gallery. The ride will start at 2pm and we’ll head north along the Meewasin Trail, cross at one of the city’s lovely bridges (TBD), and follow the Meewasin through Gabriel Dumont and back to River Landing, but not before a surprise stop for treats close to the finish!
We need you to register so we can make sure to have enough treats for everyone!
Feb 22 – Bike to Work Day
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 breakfast, coffee, and other breakfast-type treats to people that arrive by bike. Some stations host games, trivia, have giveaways and general camaraderie, all of which are designed to give your trip to work an extra dose of fun and engagement.
Tag us with a photo of you and your bike at any station with the hashtag #BYXE for an entry in the draw.
This year’s Bike to Work Day is Thursday, February 22, from 7AM – 9AM (for morning stations) and other hours for after work stations (see below).
Feb 17 – 25 – BYXE Week Social Media Contest
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).
Just make sure that you tag us and include the hashtag #BYXE.
Feb 17 – 25 – Scavenger Hunt
You and your family/ friends/ team can enjoy exploring the city by bike with our week-long scavenger hunt. Download the Scavenger Hunt task sheet here, get on your bike, and check off as many items as you can. Use the map below to find specific QR stations for code words. Every completed task earns at least one entry. Be sure to tag us in your selfies with the #BYXE to make them count! Send us the completed form (or a photo of it) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 accommodate tires up to 2 inches wide.
Prize Donor Appreciation
We’d like to acknowledge and send big hugs out to our prize donors for Winter BYXE Week 2024:
- Affinity Credit Union
- Alt Haus Interior Design
- Bike Doctor
- Bruce’s Cycle Works
- Darkside Donuts
- Doug’s Spoke ‘N Sport
- Federated Co-operatives Limited
- Shelter Brewing
- The Better Good
- Venn Coffee Roasters