Cycling Without Age program expands in Orléans

By Brier Dodge, Ottawa Community News, May 4, 2017

Ole Kassow, the Danish founder of the Cycling Without Age program, was in Orléans on May 4 to help launch the program’s expansion to the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre.

The program recruits volunteer pilots to ride the bike, which does have some electric assistance, to take seniors on rides around the community, giving them fresh air, social interaction, and a chance to get out and about.

“Copenhagen is a cycling city, so when I was cycling to work I was seeing people (at the nursing home) sitting around,” Kassow said. He got an old rickshaw and “showed up unannounced and started offering rides.”

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