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Ready to ride? Big Bike is back for another year

Heart and Stroke Foundation aiming to raise nearly $9 million this year
The Heart and Stroke Big Bike returns to Sudbury May 15 - 19. The organization has set out to raise $8.9 million across Canada and $100,000 in Sudbury. (File)

The Heart and Stroke Big Bike returns to Sudbury May 15 - 19.

This fundraiser is ideal for community organizations, corporations and groups who want to join the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s race to save lives, and create more survivors from coast to coast. 

Presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada, the Heart and Stroke Big Bike is one of the primary community fundraising events for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

This fun-filled event features a bicycle built for 30, with teams of energetic riders pedaling through 200 communities in nine provinces – raising awareness and funds along the way.

Teams, made up of 29 riders plus a driver, work together to raise funds for life-saving heart and stroke research, and celebrate their success by pedaling through their communities on the biggest bike in Canada. 

This year the Foundation aims to raise $8.9 million across the country, and $100,000 within the Greater Sudbury community. 

"Together with the Big Bike team riders, we’re transforming communities raising awareness, prevention, how to manage and live with heart disease and stroke," said a news release freom the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

"Last year in 2016 more than $800,000 was allocated to local Sudbury researchers, we are proud of the local talent."

For more on how to take part in this fundraiser, visit