Cycling Without Age

The Bike West Hartford chapter ”Cycling Without Age” focuses on regaining mobility, creating stronger communities, and building friendship across generations. Most of all it is about ”The Right to Wind in Your Hair.”

Volunteer pilots give free rickshaw rides to elderly people in nursing homes or senior centers. Rides are handled through a simple booking system as often as the volunteers have motivation and time. Destinations can be parks, nature or a ride down ’memory lane’ all done in a safe and secure manner. Learn more on the Cycling without Age West Hartford Facebook page

Read the Cycling Without Age West Hartford free online book (2016), created by CCSU Professor Mary Collins and students (30 MB PDF).

Cycling Without Age was founded in Denmark by Ole Kassow in 2012, and brought to West Hartford by Lene Bruun, with the support of many sponsors:

Leadership:
Cycling Without Age, Denmark. Crowdfunding campaign
Amita Naithani, Kyra Kreations, NYC

Gold sponsor:
Jesse & Amy Eisler – Connecticut Back Center
Poul Jorgensen
Lene Bruun
Hughes Health and Rehabilitation
All Waste

Silver sponsor:
LEGO Systems, Inc.
Hartford Hospital 

Bronze sponsor:
Senior Services, LLC. West Hartford
Janna and John Kelly
MaryEllen and Thomas Demontigny, Enfield
Rick and Sarah Knauft
Shari Cantor

Friend sponsor:
Rick & MaryEllen Thibodeau
Bill Dunakin
John & Janice Knudsen, 2X
Jim & Ann Green, 2X
Bernard F. Wilbur Jr.
Beth Felder and  Richard Siegel
Carney, Roy and Gerrol, P.C
Venora Electric, Inc.
Thurston Foods, Inc.
GitlinCampisePrendergast, LLC.
Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc., 2X

In-kind donors:
REI, assemblance and maintenance of rickshaws
Kingswood Oxford School, venue and support for fundraising event
Central Wheel, bike helmets and chain lock
Whole Foods 
Rita’s Water Ice
Stop&Shop