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Winter Byxe Week kicks off in the City of Saskatoon

Apollo Leonard hefts his bike through snow too deep to ride in after stopping while out for a winter ride, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Bellingham, Wash. Snow, ice and unseasonable cold in the Pacific Northwest and the Sierra Nevada are continuing to disrupt traffic, cause closures and force people to find refuge in emergency warming shelters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The City of Saskatoon is encouraging people to get outside for ‘Winter Byxe Week’.

For the next seven days, the city wants to inspire more people to think of cycling as a regular means of transportation.

They’re partnering with Saskatoon Cycles to host a physically-distanced Winter Bike Week.

The city has put on a scavenger hunt for those participating, by decorating bikes and planting them across Saskatoon.

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Sarah Robbins, from the Bike Doctor, has been biking to work for the past 10 years.

Throughout the winters she bundles up, gets her studded tires and heads off.

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“Just being able to have that fresher morning and night even if it’s only five minutes or 10 minutes or half an hour makes a huge psychological boost to your day,” said Sarah Robbins.

Robbins says the trails do get busy, so stay alert. She also recommends people invest in studded tires before riding in the winter.

Go to their Facebook learn about the activities. Go to Saskatoon.ca/BYXEWeek to register.
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