Big Bike returns to Maple Ridge

It's all about pedaling like crazy to help the Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Big Bike will start its charity ride in Maple Ridge at Memorial Peace Park

The Big Bike will start its charity ride in Maple Ridge at Memorial Peace Park

The Heart and Stroke Big Bike will be in Maple Ridge Friday, May 8 as the foundation’s annual campaign kicks into full gear.

Last year more than 70,000 riders in 200-plus communities across Canada helped raise more than $8 million for research.

Riders from The West Coast Auto Group will get things underway at Peace Memorial Park starting at 12:30 p.m. as teams of 29 ride for charity.

Teams from E-one Moli Energy, Royal Lepage, Winners, and Curves will also be riding Friday.

Donations are used for research for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, which has set a goal of decreasing their risk factors for heart disease and stroke by 10 per cent by 2020 and reducing Canadian’s rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25 per cent by 2020.