What is red, has four wheels and 60 legs? If you were in Windsor on June 4, the answer is The Ford Mustangs – a team of 29 riders for the Big Bike event in support of Heart & Stroke. Now in its 20th year, the event uses a massive red bike in cities across Canada to raise funds.
The Ford Mustangs had two teams comprised of dedicated Windsor Site employees (from both WEP and EEP), that pedaled and cheered their way through the local course. The riders punctuated their effort with noisemakers and tambourines that got a lot of attention and people looking their way. The Mustangs’ ten-minute ride started and finished at the Bull and Barrel, downtown Windsor (ON).
This was the Mustangs’ second year participating in the event and in total raised over $4,000.00 for the foundation. Starre Miller, Ford Mustangs Coordinator, was pleased with the results and support. Miller is the Medical Administrator for the Ford Windsor Sites.
“Thank you for your participation and help with this endeavor as it wouldn’t work without you,” said Miller. “Thanks to all the friends and relatives that came out to support the team and those who rode with us. Again, awesome job!”
The Big Bike campaign educates Canadians across the country. Last year there were more than 400,000 riders and over $7 million raised for research.