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Saskatoon welcomes riders back to the workday commute in fine style

Bike to Work YXE offered a range of perks for two-wheeling commuters all this week.

A cyclist prepares to roll out as a pedestrian walks past in Saskatoon. Image: Mark AW via Compfight cc)

Since Monday, the 2017 edition of Bike to Work YXE—Saskatoon’s “bike to work week”—has been going strong, inviting both recreational and competitive riders alike to participate.

The objective, organizers say, is to get promote cycling as a “healthy, convenient, and low-cost” form of transportation, as the CBC reports, and to get more people riding.

During the past week, everything from group rides to cycling-specific yoga activities have been a focus of this year’s events. Even bike polo has been a part of the festivities. “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,” organizers told the CBC. A mainstay of the week’s events has been a series of “commuter stations” that have sprung up around the city, honouring participating cyclists with a range of associated perks.

On the last day—May 19ùtwo commuter stations remain:

Museo Coffee (730 Broadway Avenue, 7-9 a.m.)

Bike Doctor Commuter Station (623 Main Street, 7-9 a.m.)