I was privledged to be asked, for the third year, to be part of the "Big Bike Ride' in Moncton to raise money for the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation. Once again I was on the "Leaders With Heart" team and, collectively, we raised $25,000 for NBHSF.
This is a fun event with a great "Heart Healthy" meal served up by the terrific staff at Bogart's, some excellent guest speakers, and an RCMP escorted ride through the City on the Big Bike.
For those of you that have never seen the bike it is an amazing piece of engineering. It holds around 30 people including the driver. I have included a picture of it on the trailer. The way the peddles and chains are all linked together is quite impressive.
Last Saturday my wife, daughter and I attended the International Balloon Festival in nearby Sussex. Balloonists come from all over North America to participate in the festival. Fortunately, the wind was nil, and they were able to launch. It is quite a thing to see and I really recommend that everyone tries to attend at some point. Getting ready to launch.