Taking part in the Big Bike challenge to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation has been a tradition with Kal Tire employees since 1996. Company founder the late Tom Foord rode for several years and employees honour his memory this year.
Team members Luke Davis and Rodney Schwagele are doing their best to make sure the ride is a good fundraiser.
“A couple of years ago, I shaved my head,” said Davis.
This year they’re doing something more daring.
“We thought we could come up with something at least as good that would be worth the pain if we raise the money, so we decided we’d get our legs shaved. We’re going to do it and film it to give a little more incentive to those who donate. I’m getting lots of teasing about the excruciating pain but people are talking about it and that’s important,” said Schwagele.
Davis’s family is behind him.
“My wife thinks it’s comedic but I’m an all or nothing guy. I admit that I’m nervous but we are men of our word,” he said.
They’re hoping a local business will donate the waxing but whatever happens, they will get the waxing done the week they hit the $5,000 mark. Pledges can be made until June 28 at http://bit.ly/KTBIGBIKE.