What you’re pedalling towards

By donating or hopping on the Big Bike, you are helping pedal towards much more than the end of the ride. You’re giving Canadians #MoreMoments with those they love.

What your support means

For over 25 years, Big Bike has raised millions of dollars to help fight heart disease and stroke. As a result, we have saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others.

So, who does your ride impact?

Whether you are volunteering, donating, or hopping on to ride the Big Bike, your involvement has a direct impact on the lives of Canadians. Thanks to you

  • A son learned how to spot the signs of stroke and saved his father’s life
    Read Max’s story
  • We now better understand the social and cultural factors impacting the heart and brain health of Indigenous women
    Read Dr. Foulds story
  • Over 500,000 people learned life-saving CPR
    Learn CPR
  • We have discovered the cause of 1 in 5 cases of heart failure
    Read Dr. Oudit’s Story

Learn more about your impact

The Big Bike has taken our research far

How far? Well, since the first ride in 1993, research discoveries supported by Heart & Stroke have seen

  • Human genome mapping reveals more than 84,000 DNA sequences related to heart disease and stroke.
  • Clot-busting drug tPA used to treat ischemic stroke — one of the biggest life-saving breakthroughs.
  • Dr. Lori West discovers that, unlike adults, newborns are able to accept hearts from incompatible donors.
  • ACE inhibitors are found to significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  • Canadian Stroke Strategy, a joint initiative with the Canadian Stroke Network, revolutionizes stroke management with a new integrated approach to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • INTERHEART study, led by Dr. Salim Yusuf, discovers the existence of nine modifiable risk factors that account for over 90% of heart attacks worldwide.
  • World’s first in-utero surgery to correct congenital heart defects is performed in Canada.
  • Discover more Heart & Stroke Research Breakthroughs