Iyla Christie

Iyla Christie

Driver’s seat

NANAIMO – More than $50,000 raised for Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Iyla Christie, left, and Aislyn Hill, both 5, check out the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike in the Port Place Shopping Centre parking lot while waiting for the next team of riders to take their turn Thursday.

Nineteen teams from businesses and organizations raised nearly $50,000 for a chance to ride the bike downtown Thursday and at Woodgrove Centre on Friday.