Big Bike comes to Yarmouth

Eric Bourque
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Three teams did the Big Bike ride in Yarmouth this year, not quite as many as initially expected, but they still raised a little over $3,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, said event spokesman David Olie.

Another positive note was that the weather cooperated, unlike recent years.

“It was a good day and we didn’t get rained on for a change,” Olie said.

Teams representing the Yarmouth hospital, Kent Building Supplies and the Meadows Home for Special Care did the Yarmouth ride, which was held Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Participants assembled in the parking lot at Shoppers Mart before heading out for their rides. The hospital team was the first to go out, team member Lynette LeBlanc saying the event is a fun way to raise money for a good cause.

The Big Bike can accommodate up to 29 riders, not counting the driver.

The event is an annual fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

One of the teams that was to have done the Yarmouth ride this year but didn’t – Scotiabank – plans to do another type of fundraiser for the foundation, Olie said.

Organizations: Big Bike, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Yarmouth hospital Meadows Home for Special Care Shoppers Mart Scotiabank

Geographic location: Yarmouth

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