BYXE Week May 16-20: Where will the ride take you?
Monday, May 16 kicks off the annual Spring BYXE Week! Many activities and events are planned throughout the week, including the return of in-person commuter stations on Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 19. Local advocacy group, Saskatoon Cycles, is coordinating the events in partnership with the City.
Cycling is a convenient and low-cost form of everyday transportation that benefits Saskatoon by decreasing traffic congestion, noise and air pollution. Riding a bike is also great for physical and mental health; regular exercise leaves you feeling refreshed, energized and alert. Riding your bike can save you money when gas prices are climbing, plus the infrastructure costs less than building and maintaining more roads.
Where will the ride take you? BYXE Week is a great time to tune-up your bikes and explore Saskatoon and all its beauty as spring blooms. The 2022 Cycling Guide is now available with bike routes and safety tips; and people can take the challenge to find brightly-coloured decorated bikes parked around the city or tackle a BYXE Week scavenger hunt.
Thursday, May 19 Bike to Work Day Commuter Stations, sponsored by local organizations and businesses, will be serving refreshments and snacks for people on bikes during their morning (7-9 a.m.) and afternoon (4-6 p.m.) commutes.
If you live too far away to ride your bike, consider taking Saskatoon Transit part of the way. All buses are equipped with front bike racks that are free and easy to use. Plan your trip using the Transit app and Google Transit.
Share your pedal adventures! Snap pics along your ride and post them with #BYXE and we may share them on our pages, plus you’ll be entered to win prizes.