Big Bike Ride on the way

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Ride is coming to Williams Lake Tuesday, June 10.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Ride is coming to Williams Lake Tuesday, June 10.

Ten teams will be participating in the annual event, presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada.

The Big Bike holds teams of 29 riders who are committed to raising a minimum of $50 each in support of heart disease and stroke research.

Local organizer Elaine Balul says the lakecity ride raised $22,403 last year and the goal is to raise $25,000 this year.

She says there is still time to register for a ride on the big bike with one of the teams already scheduled in the time slots that will be spaced out between about 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10. Give her a call at 250-398-4952 if you would like to join a ride.

She says the rides take about 20 minutes each and will start and end at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex and follow the annual Stampede Parade route.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca), a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke, reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.

Visit www.bigbike.ca to learn more.