Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow in Denmark. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.

How It Works

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, more than 1,100 chapter locations around the world offer Cycling Without Age from well over 1,500 trishaws – and the numbers are still growing. More than 10,000 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.

Check out Ole's TED Talk below.


If you are interested in learning more visit cyclingwithoutage.org and email Candice Kozark (candice@bikenwa.org) to find out how you can get involved.

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