Cycling Without Age brings bike riding to senior citizens

Cycling Without Age brings bike riding to senior citizens

Getting a bicycle is a rite of passage for most kids. Who doesn’t love to coast down hills and feel the wind in their hair?

Cycling Without Age is bringing that same joy to the senior citizen community.

The program, started in Denmark and now serving 40 countries worldwide, pairs volunteers pedaling trishaws with senior citizens who want to get out in the fresh air.

“Volunteers (pilots) sign up for bike rides with the elderly as often or as rarely as they want to. It’s all driven by people’s own motivation. At present (March 2019) more than 1,600 chapter locations around the world offer Cycling Without Age from well over 2,500 trishaws – and the numbers are still growing. More than 29,000 pilots ensure that the elderly get out of their nursing homes, out on the bikes to enjoy the fresh air and the community around them. They give them the right to wind in their hair.”

To see if there’s a Cycling Without Age chapter near you, check out their website!

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