Seniors at the Saint-Louis Residence will now have a chance to go out for a bicycle ride with the opening of a ‘Cycling Without Age’ program in east-end Ottawa. The programs makes use of volunteers who pedal a specially designed rickshaw bicycles that can accommodate two people.
The program allows seniors with mobility issues to enjoy the feeling of getting out for a bicycle ride, getting closer to nature, and seeing what’s happening along the region’s pathways.
The program is being offered as a pilot project by Bruyère Continuing Care’s Saint-Louis Residence in Orléans, which is located right next to a bike path. The program could be expanded to other locations in the city if there’s enough interest and sufficient donations.
Orléans resident Gary Bradshaw brought the Cycling Without Age program to the Ottawa area after he saw it in action in Denmark while on vacation there.
Cycling Without Age is a world wide movement that started in Copenhagen in 2012. It now has 200 chapters in 19 countries around the world (with more in the works).
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