Two teams pedal Big Bike in 100 Mile House

They raised $4,900 for BC & Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation

A local team of Ministry of Forests

A local team of Ministry of Forests

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike was in 100 Mile House on June 10, and it was a beautiful sunny day for the boisterous riders to cycle through the downtown area.

The riders, most of whom were wearing something red and shaking hand clappers, were quite the sight on the shiny red Big Bike as they pedalled down Birch Avenue.

They got cheers of support as they passed by people on the sidewalks, and motorists showed their appreciation by tooting their horns.

This year, there were two teams – TIB Jones & Friends, captained by April Roberts, and the local Ministry of Forests team “MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU,” captained by Cate Davis.

Between them, they raised $4,900 for the BC & Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation.

108 Mile Ranch resident Dan Jackson, who was riding with TIB Jones & Friends for the third consecutive year, was the top fundraiser, as he collected $1,775 in pledges.

Roberts pulled in the second highest amount of pledges at $885.

Everyone was very enthusiastic, including Lisa Verity who is the foundation’s Big Bike and special events co-ordinator for Kamloops/Cariboo.

She is already looking forward to coming back next year.