Tuesday, June 19

Big Bike is back

It's not every day you pass by a 30-seater bike weaving through the streets of downtown Winnipeg. That's when you know it's Big Bike season - the famous fundraiser held by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Photo courtesy of manitobacpd.com

From June 20 to 22, teams of up to 29 riders (and a driver provide by the HSF) will cruise around in the flashy red bike to help raise funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke research. The rides last for roughly 20 minutes to complete a 2km to 4km drive. The best part about Big Bike is that it's free to participate, with no registration fees. The minimum requirement from each individual rider is to raise $50 worth of pledges, and aside from doing a good deed, there's opportunities to win tons of prizes too!

Photo courtesy of rjburnside.com

Even if you're not riding, come out and support our local philanthropists by cheering them on at the Forks. For more information on the event, volunteering, or if you're interested in putting a team together for a future event, click here.

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