Due to the forecasted inclement weather on the long weekend, it is not likely that many motorcycle tires will hit the pavement in the province.
However, motorcycle season is upon us. MD Ambulance Paramedics in Saskatoon are requesting motorcyle enthusiasts ease into the season. They point out that gravel to a motorcycle is like ice to a car and the only exception is the motorcycle rider has no air bag and no protection from the frame of the bike.
City-wide residential street sweeping in Saskatoon begins in, weather permitting. Bright yellow 'No Parking' signs will be posted in neighbourhoods 36 to 48 hours in advance of street sweeping, followed up with ticketing and relocation towing. In the meantime, residents may see street sweeping on priority streets, in business improvement districts, and on medians and boulevards where snow was stored.
Troy Davies with MD Ambulance says after going through 6 months of winter it is understandable that motorcycle enthusiasts are eager to get on the road but with the large amount of gravel currently on the streets and freeways, a typical ride could easily turn tragic.
Davies also says in relation a motorcyclist having the right-of-way, "Drivers are not used to motorcycles on the road so when in doubt, yield the right of way for your own safety."