The Cottonwood Mall Peddlers team (above) rode the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike along Luckakuck Way on Monday afternoon.
Monday’s event saw three teams ride the Big Bike: Cottonwood Mall, Mountain-Sized Hearts (Mountain/Kent Institutions) and the Dream Team (Convergys, formerly known as Stream).
The large, red bike can hold up to 30 people (including a driver) and each person on the team commits to raising $50 or more for heart disease and stroke research.
The Cottonwood Mall Peddlers raised $855, Mountain-Sized Hearts raised $2,356.45, and Dream Team raised $2,180, for a combined total of $5,391.45 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Last year, more than 65,000 riders, in 200-plus communities, helped raise more than $8.4 million for heart and stroke research.