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On a Roll/ Davis Cycling without Age/ Cycling without Barriers


  • 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

Cycling without Age International

Started in 2012 in Copenhagen by Ole Kassow

Guiding principles

Generosity, Slowness, Storytelling, Relationships, Without Age 2,500 chapter in 51 countries and 24 US states; 3,500 trishaws; 35,000 trained cycle pilots Over 1.9 million people served

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

Electric-assist motor

Volunteer 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

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

Schedule for 1-hour blocks of time

Example rides

Coffee shop, ice cream/yogurt, other treats

Outing along a greenbelt, park, UCD Arboretum

See neighborhood holiday decorations

Rider Registration and Reservation Process

One-time sign up to register for program

Name, address, phone, ride preferences

Once registered, we’ll contact you to schedule a ride

Our Program Information through November 2021 [If Anthony has access to keep this updated] 90 rides provided

225 miles travelled

Where we’ve been MAP

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