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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In this difficult and challenging time, we must act to take care of each other and our community. As such, we have made the decision to postpone or cancel some events and programs, and take others to a virtual platform.

  • Get details on individual programs here.
  • Find the latest updates and precautions about COVID-19 and heart disease and stroke here.

Thank you for your continued support today and every day.

Fundraise for your event

Thanks for fundraising with Big Bike. Every dollar helps fund lifesaving research on heart disease and stroke. Learn how to fundraise or dive into commonly asked questions!

Rider’s Tools

Now that you’re registered, here are the tools you’ll need to drive your fundraising and make your event day a huge success.

Participant centre

This is your hub for all thing Big Bike. Log in to your online Participant Centre using the Username and Password you created when you registered and customize your personal fundraising page to make fundraising easier and quicker. Have fun!

Reaching your goal

Support your online fundraising to ensure you easily reach your fundraising goal! Download a pledge sheet, here

Fundraising resources

We’ve developed email templates that will help you fundraise, inspire, and reach your goal faster. Send messages to friends, family, and coworkers through your Participant Centre, and while you’re at it, check out our list of fun, creative, and original ways to fundraise. Our social fundraising tools are at your disposal too!

Get ready to ride

To make the most of your ride day, help your captain choose a theme for your team. Enjoy the ride knowing that you have achieved your goal to help fund critical research. Here’s a taste of what to expect.

Fundraise with Social

Did you know that raising funds online using email and social media could significantly boost your fundraising? Even if you're not very active online, your network is powerful and ready to help.

Inspire life-saving action in 3 easy steps via:

Email Fundraising Tools

Tell all of your email contacts that you support Heart & Stroke. Add one of these messages to your email signature to boost your fundraising. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

Fundraisers who use the e-mail badge fundraise 68% more those who don’t.
Email Signature 1

Have you been impacted by heart disease or stroke? For many of us, the answer is yes in Canada, heart disease, stroke and vascular cognitive impairment take a life every five minutes. Let’s change that statistic. Support my Bike Bike ride right here: (insert your personal fundraising URL).

Email Signature 2

I’m fundraising for a cause close to my heart. Nearly 80 percent of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented, and we can create change together one dollar at a time. I’d be thrilled if you supported me with a secure donation here: (insert fundraising URL).

For me, the heart and brain health of women is especially important. In this field, two-thirds of clinical research focuses on men that’s why Heart & Stroke is now doubling the amount it invests in research for women. When you support my Big Bike ride, you’re helping close the research gap. Will you join me?(insert your personal fundraising URL)

Email Signature 3

Together, we can create meaningful change. In the last 75 years, the death rate from heart and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent yet millions of people in Canada are still living with its effects. I’m participating in Heart & Stroke Big Bike because it will make a difference will you help me? (insert your personal fundraising URL)

For every dollar raised, Heart & Stroke spends 97 cents on research, advocacy and engaging people in Canada in healthy activities. They’re also doubling investment in women-specific research to stop women from dying unnecessarily. Your donation could save a life: (insert your personal fundraising URL)

Email Signature 4

Today, I’m also thinking of the mothers, sisters and women in my life. Heart disease and stroke are the no. 1 cause of premature death for women in Canada. I’m working with Heart & Stroke to imagine a better future for them and all women in Canada. Donate to my fundraiser here: (insert your personal fundraising URL)

Like Facebook?

Fundraising with Facebook is easy as 1-2-3!

Fundraising Messages

Simply copy and paste the template you like into your Newsfeed. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

Participants who fundraise using Facebook raise 42% more than those who don't.
Post #1

This year, I’m riding a giant bike! For fun, yes, but also to support Heart & Stroke, which wants to build a better future for women in Canada.

Heart disease, stroke and vascular cognitive impairment take a life every five minutes, and it’s especially urgent for women in Canada: for women, they’re the no. 1 cause of premature death. That’s why I’m participating in #BigBike, and I’d be honoured if you’d support me with a donation. Every dollar counts. (insert your personal fundraising URL)

Post #2

Did you know that Canadian researchers are testing medicine that can help damaged heart cells repair themselves? Heart & Stroke is supporting that breakthrough work, and that’s why I’m fundraising for them with #BigBike. Support me with a donation.(insert your personal fundraising URL)

Post #3

It’s time for change. Heart disease and stroke are the no. 1 cause of premature death for women in Canada, yet two-thirds of clinical research focuses on men. That’s why closing the research gap is so important to me I want more life, more time and more moments with the women in my life. That’s why I’m fundraising for Heart & Stroke #BigBike, which is doubling the amount they invest in women’s research. Donate to the cause here:(insert your personal fundraising URL)

 

Photos

Show your pride by replacing your newsfeed and cover photos with one of these.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, simply right click on the image and save to your desired location.

Download Facebook Display Photo

Download Facebook Cover Photo

Tweet With Heart

Tweeting your support for Heart & Stroke is easy!

Fundraising Tweets

Simply copy and paste the template you like into Twitter, make edits and post. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page.

Tweet #1

Many of us have been impacted by heart disease and stroke it’s the #1 cause of premature death for women in Canada. That’s why I’m participating in @HeartandStroke #BigBike they’re closing the women’s research gap. Can you help with a donation? (insert personal fundraising page URL)

Tweet #2

I’m fundraising for a cause close to my heart: tackling heart disease and stroke. Donate to my @HeartandStroke #BigBike fundraiser we can make a difference! (insert personal fundraising page URL)

Tweet #3

I’m fundraising for @HeartandStroke #BigBike because it drives breakthrough research in Canada, like regenerative medicine that can help heart cells repair themselves. Donate to my fundraiser you’re the best! (insert personal fundraising page URL)

 

Photos

Show your pride by replacing your Twitter photo with one of these.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, simply right click on the image and save to your desired location.

Download Twitter Display Photo

Stay LinkedIn

Sharing your support for Heart & Stroke is easy!

Fundraising Posts

Simply copy and paste the template you like into LinkedIn. Don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

LinkedIn Post #1

Most of what we know about how to diagnose and treat heart disease and stroke has been learned from research on men. We now know that women have paid the price: Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of premature death for women in Canada.

With two-thirds of heart disease and stroke research focusing on men, we must close the research gap. We must stop women from dying unnecessarily.

That’s why I am taking part in Heart & Stroke Big Bike. This year’s ride carries a powerful message: when it comes to women’s heart and brain health, it’s time for a change.

Please support me in creating a better future for women’s heart and brain health…for all the women we love.

Make a secure donation at #BigBike

LinkedIn Post #2

Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of premature death of women in Canada. Support me in funding for research to change that statistic at (insert personal fundraising page URL)

LinkedIn Post #3

Today, two-thirds of all heart disease and stroke clinical research focuses on men. Let’s stop women dying unnecessarily. Support me with a donation at(insert personal fundraising page URL) to help close the research gap.

 

Photos

Show your pride by replacing your LinkedIn photos with one of these.

Note: The image will open in a new tab. To download it, simply right click on the image and save to your desired location.

Download LinkedIn Display Photo

Be Social with Instagram
#BigBike

 

However you stay connected, show or tell your donors about this great cause you are supporting: If you are asking for support, don't forget to add your personal fundraising URL so people can go directly to your page to make a donation.

Share your photos and videos on social channels using the hashtag #BigBike.