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Thank you to those who chose active transportation during Bike to Work Day YXE on May 15, 2019! 

Saskatoon’s Spring Bike to Work Day (BTWD) took place on Wednesday May 15, coinciding with National Bike to Work Week, as well as the Saskatoon Public School’s Move to Grow Campaign. This year’s BTWD engaged 33 businesses/organizations to organize 25 commuter stations. Despite the damp weather, 2,266 station visits were reported from 20 stations.

The mission of Bike to Work Day YXE is to attract new cyclists to commuting while celebrating the efforts of those who already use their bikes to get to and from work and other commitments.

Why Bike to Work?
Cycling is a healthy, convenient, and low-cost form of everyday transportation that improves our community by decreasing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution. We hope this event inspires more people to think of cycling as a regular means of transportation and to experience the benefits of arriving at work feeling refreshed, energized and alert.

What to Expect

Commuter Stations are set up at various locations around the city from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. on Bike to Work Day YXE. Stations are hosted by participating local businesses and organizations, and the public can enjoy grab-and-go refreshments, information, and some fun on their way to work. Check out the Map My Ride tab for an update list of stations and plan your route to stop by one or more of them.

Map My Ride 2019

Check out all the stations that participated on May 15, 2019!

Get Involved

Host a Commuter Station
If your organization is interested in hosting a morning Commuter Station at next year's Bike to Work Day YXE please review the Bike to Work Station Guide as well as the commitments and responsibilities listed below.

Commitments & Responsibilities
Hosts have several commitments and responsibilities:

  • Ensure the Commuter Station is available to the public between 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. during Bike to Work Day YXE;
  • Organize grab-and-go refreshments to be made available free to the public during this time;
  • Organize volunteers to greet cyclists, help distribute refreshments, take photos, and collect signatures/count participants;
  • Secure a table for refreshments and to display print materials provided by the organizing committee;
  • Ensure a first aid kit, trash cans and recycling bins are available; and
  • Clean up station location after event.

Commuter Resources

Bridge City Bicycle Co-op
The Bridge City Bicycle Co-op provides a space and tools for its members to learn how to fix and maintain their own bikes.

Saskatoon Cycles
Saskatoon Cycles advocates for a city in which cycling is a viable, year-round mode of transportation that is safe and convenient for ages 8 to 88. Recent Saskatoon Cycles projects include:

  • Better Bike Lanes - Working towards the goal of having separated bike lanes in downtown Saskatoon; and
  • Light Up Your Life - A campaign that aims to educate local cyclist about safe riding and the bylaw that requires cyclists to have a front light and rear reflector/light.

City of Saskatoon
Cycling guides, placing your bike on a city bus, bylaws and more.

Saskatoon Bike Shops in Saskatoon
Buy a new bicycle or get your bicycle tuned up by an expert mechanic:

The Bike Doctor
623 Main St
Ph: 306-664-8555

Bike Universe
122 20th St W
Ph: 306-244-0200

Bruce's Cycle Works
20-1015 Central Ave
Ph: 306-934-2552

Doug's Spoke 'N Sport
225 20th St W
Ph: 306-373-4224