Big Bike to roll through downtown Kamloops on May 14

The Big Bike will be back on Kamloops streets next week.

The 30-seat Big Bike is part of an annual fundraising effort by the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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On Tuesday, May 14, teams will take turns riding the Big Bike through downtown Kamloops in 20-minute increments, with the teams having solicited pledges of donations for the event.

Between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., teams will leave from the Alchemy Brewing Company, at 650 Victoria St.

In addition to money being raised by teams, Alchemy is donating $1 from every Big Bike Brew sold on Tuesday to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

“We strive to be creative in our beers and our kitchen offerings, while still being reasonably priced,” Alchemy founder Alan Renner said.

The Big Bike Brew is a cream ale in the style of a California Common. Brewed using a lager yeast at warmer temps, it is a light beer with a mild hop and malt flavour and features sasquatch hops that are the first hops to be developed and patented in B.C.

It will be priced at $5.75 for a 16-ounce glass and $6.75 for a 20-ounce serving.

Teams taking part in Tuesday’s Big Bike event include the Sun Life Financial Sunny SunLifers, Royal LePage, Daybreak Rotary Kamloops, Tenisci Piva Bean Counters, Lions Club Rip Roaring Lions, Scotiabank, IH Cycle Paths, Team CIBC, Team Canadian Tire, Interior Savings Pedal Pushers and RBC Pedallars.

For more information on the Big Bike event and to donate, go online to

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