Seniors in the Boulder area have a new chance to feel the wind in their hair.
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a nonprofit that organizes volunteer cyclists who provide free rides on trishaws (rickshaw-style cycles) for elderly community members.
This organization began in Copenhagen in 2012, and has spread to more than 40 countries. Founder Ole Kassow says in his TEDx talk that taking seniors out for rides gave them a whole new mobility, and it gave him insight into his own city and its history.
Boulder joined the party last November, and our local CWA chapter has partnered with senior care centers Golden West in Boulder and TRU PACE in Lafayette. CWA is taking sanitary precautions so they can safely resume operations. Check www.cyclingwithoutageboulder.com for more information.
“Taking seniors out in these specially built trishaws not only gives them a renewed sense of mobility, but also provides an opportunity for them to enjoy miles of riding on our phenomenal pathways.”
– Ed Wittman, founder of CWA Boulder