Sidney riders surged past last year’s total on the big bike fundraiser ride. Teams took to the bicycle made for 30 and toured around Sidney to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The community nearly doubled its efforts raising $14,670 well up from last year’s $8,680 total.
“The spirit and dedication of the Sidney community is truly inspiring,” said Jeremy Loveday, Victoria’s community development coordinator, Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon. “Thanks to the efforts of all of our Big Bike riders and their sponsors we beat last year’s fundraising total by almost $6,000.”
The goal is to raise $1.6 million in B.C. this year. Money raised will help support community programs such as the Sip Smart Program and University of Victoria’s Stroke Recovery Research.