The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Big Bike is in Esquimalt! The Big Bike is a bicycle built for 30 that rides through town, powered by teams of fundraisers.
Each team has been working for months to raise funds for the Foundation, and they will celebrate their accomplishments with a heart-pumping two kilometre ride through the Township on June 12.
Fundraising teams for 2018 include Country Grocer, three teams from CFB Esquimalt, and a Township team.
The route starts at Bullen Park, goes down Lyall Street, up Admirals Road, across Esquimalt Road and down Macaulay Street back to Lyall Street to finish once again at Bullen Park. The community is invited to cheer on the riders anywhere along the route. Big Bike Rides will start at 10:45 a.m. and be completed by 5 p.m.
For more than 60 years, the Heart & Stroke Foundation has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The Foundation’s work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others. Heart and Stroke's current goals are to reduce risk factors of heart disease and stroke by 10% and reduce the death rate by 25% by 2020. The Township is joining that fight for the second year in a row by hosting the Esquimalt Heart & Stroke Big Bike ride!