Station Manager’s Guide

Local Saskatoon businesses and organizations are invited to host Bike to Work Day YXE Commuter Stations — places for commuters to stop for grab-and-go refreshments, information, and a little fun on their way to work.

Participating businesses and organizations are required to designate one individual to act as a Station Manager. These individuals will be the main point of contact and liaison between the hosting business/organization and the Event Co-ordinator, ensuring the station is prepared for the event. Station Managers are also required to designate one individual to collect Bike to Work data — issue surveys and tally  commuter stops.

Please email jenthoma@saskatooncycles.org by Friday, April 27 if you are interested in hosting a Commuter Station.

Commuter Station Offerings

Station Managers are required to organize a grab-and-go breakfast for Bike to Work participants, which could take many forms – anything from a granola bar and a coffee, to a breakfast burrito and juice are sure to put a smile on any cyclist’s face.

IMPORTANT: No items can be sold at the Commuter Stations.

Get Creative

Consider using your Commuter Station as an opportunity to help support/promote neighboring businesses, partnering with them to supply coffee and/or breakfast goods.
Make your station unique and fun with things like a raffle prize, tables and seating for participants, games, music, balloons, etc.

Promotions

The Event Coordinator will organize all promotional material and advertising. This will include posters and a station sign for placement at the location several weeks before the event. In addition, sponsors and partners will have their logos included on the website, with links to their own sites.

Sponsorship

Station Managers are welcome to seek sponsorship to assist with the expenses of their stations. The Event Coordinator is happy to list all additional sponsors, if notified in a timely manner.

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