Cycling Without Age
Our Program Information through September 2022: 400+ rides provided. 1,000+ miles traveled.
Provide opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities to enjoy cycling in Davis. Connect seniors with volunteers to reduce social isolation (Ida Bryan Memorial Fund / Davis Community Church).
Provide opportunities for volunteers (including bike-riding seniors) to offer rides to others. Make greenbelts and parks more available to people with mobility limitations (YSAQMD grant). Develop partnerships with Davis Senior Center, Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, Yolo Hospice, Faith-based organizations, Rancho Yolo, Senior Residential Facilities.
Generosity, Slowness, Storytelling, Relationships
24 US states
trained cycle pilots
No strong cycling skills are required (electric-assist motor allows anyone to pilot the Chat). Training is provided, including practice rides, route recommendations, and working with seniors. Volunteer shifts will be 1-2 hours for a single ride.
The Chat Trishaw
Dutch design for safety and comfort. Two seated passengers with seat belts; footrest lowers for no-step entry, hood for sun and rain protection and electric-assist motor.
Types of Rides
Intended for pleasure rides
Not appropriate for appointments
(Cancel rides if poor air quality, high heat or wind)
Approximately 8am–5pm, 7 days/week if enough volunteers are available
Scheduled for 1-hour blocks of time
Ice cream/yogurt or other treats
Outing along a greenbelt, park, UCD Arboretum or other location
See neighborhood holiday decorations
Rider Registration and Reservation Process
One-time sign-up to register for the program. Name, address, phone, ride preferences. Once registered, we’ll contact you to schedule a ride.