First annual Bike to Work Day comes to Saskatoon

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Event celebrates cycling culture and development of bike-friendly infrastructure

The first annual Bike to Work Day arrives in Saskatoon on Wednesday, July 17.

Organized by the Bridge City Bicycle Co-op (BCBC), vice-president Megan Marcoux says that the goal of Bike to Work Day is to “promote the bicycle as a healthy, convenient, low-cost and socially responsible form of everyday transportation.

“The event celebrates cycling culture, encourages commuters to choose active transportation, and advocates for the continued development of bike-friendly infrastructure,” says Marcoux.

While riding your bike to wherever you need to go is pretty much a given, the BCBC are inviting participants to stop by one of four Commuter Stations on their way to work for free coffee, baking, water and fruit, which are provided by local sponsors.

Each station will also host a raffle and give commuters the opportunity to learn more about the BCBC’s membership-based services and the Saskatoon CarShare Co-op (SCC), one of the event’s sponsors. Commuter Stations will be held at the following times and locations:

7 – 9 a.m. – Bike Universe, Doug’s Spoke ‘n’ Sport and the University of Saskatchewan (located at the USSU bike repair stand)

10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Saskatoon Cycles Bike Valet at A Taste of Saskatchewan

Bike to Work Day events are held in communities all over the world, often organized in conjunction with larger “Bike Week” or “Bike Month” initiatives. Marcoux says that this Wednesday’s Bike to Work Day will be the first of many to come.

For more information on the event and the Bridge City Bike Co-op CLICK HERE.

-Photo from Flickr user “Washington Area Bicyclist Association” – Creative Commons