Ever fancied riding a bike made for 30? You’ll soon get the chance, as the Heart&Stroke Big Bike is coming to Calgary for a unique fundraising ride.
Here’s how it works – you and 29 of your colleagues or friends are sponsored to do a 20 minute bike ride over 2 km to help raise money for heart and stroke victims.
But the bike you’re riding…Well, it’s a one-of-a-kind, pedal-powered, big bike made for 30!
Now in its 23rd year, the Heart&Stroke Big Bike raises more than $8 million annually to help develop life-saving treatments for people suffering heart disease or stroke.
Last year, more than 70,000 riders in 200 communities took part, funding the development of treatment that helped 165,000 people survive heart attack and stroke.
What’s more, in 2014, Heart&Stroke Big Bike invested more than $32 million in heart disease and stroke research, supporting more than 1,000 researchers across Canada.
And probably the thing you’ll notice most – the 8,000 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) placed in communities across Canada by Heart&Stroke Big Bike.
Anyone aged over 14 years old can take part in a Heart&Stroke Big Bike ride and there will be multiple rides in Calgary throughout August and September.
To sign up or for more info, head to the Heart&Stroke Big Bike website.