People in Saskatoon headed to the office on two wheels Wednesday for the annual Ride Your Bike to Work Day.
Cyclists were treated to an array of goodies – including water, granola bars, coffee and cinnamon buns – on their morning commute at 16 different rest stations.
“It’s nice to see the city supporting bikers,” said Eric Lefol, who wants to see more bike lanes throughout Saskatoon to encourage cyclists.
“If you build it, they will use it,” he said. “People don’t feel safe on the road without bike lanes and, therefore, they won’t bike to work.”
Lefol, who cycles throughout the year in Saskatoon, said he’d like to see more connectivity to the bike lanes, and wants the city to look at putting some in the north industrial area.
“Big trucks are flying by and people don’t feel safe riding their bike to work,” he said. “Look at all the traffic heading north, some of those people could take advantage of biking to work safely if lanes were made.”
Wednesday’s event is the halfway mark for Bike Week in Saskatoon running through Aug. 19. It celebrates cycling in all forms, for people of all ages.
The week-long event features group rides, workshops and other bike-related community events.