North Shore

Coming To A Cycle Path Near You!!

Cycling Without Age (visit the site and view the video) is an international program in 50+ countries for mobility challenged people to help them enjoy the fresh air and scenery of their surroundings from the front of a trishaw. Thanks to the support of donors, volunteers and other community members, Cycling Without Age North Shore is offering free rides on the Spirit Trail to mobility challenged people this summer, as shown in the photos taken near Ambleside Pier. Our start up was delayed by COVID-19, but we intend to offer a full program of free rides on the Spirit Trail, Green Necklace and Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) Trail, COVID-19 permitting, during the Summer of 2021. Thanks to our many and very generous donors, we will be able to acquire three trishaws and a cargo trailer to serve as a mobile base.

Chapter News
Our latest Chapter News comes via our Twitter Feed

Donor Acknowledgement


About Us
The North Shore Chapter of Cycling Without Age was initiated by retired engineer Ian Rose-Innes. A good friend had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and this eventually resulted in him requiring a wheelchair to get around. Ian wanted to take him for bike ride along the False Creek sea wall and for a cup of coffee at Olympic Village, but not one of the bike shops he tried in Vancouver had equipment that he could use to transport his friend. So when he encountered Cycling Without Age, which provides rides for those with mobility challenges on a trishaw, it really struck a chord. He started to work on the creating a North Shore Chapter which is now a reality.

We are currently contacting care residences to offer rides and will extend our service to persons living in their own homes at a later date.


Volunteer Pilots Needed
We are actively looking for volunteers, including pilots for spring and summer 2021. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email.

Links to further information
Click here to view our information sheet.
Click here to view a map of our routes and pickup points.


The North Shore Team

Annwen Loverin, Executive Director, Silver Harbour
Jill Lawlor, Seniors’ Services & Community Wellness Manager, WVSAC
Ian Rose-Innes, Chairman
Simon Russell, Safety and Quality Assurance Officer
Mark MacAulay, Maintenance Manager
Ernie Bodie, Operations Manager
Jane Weller, Volunteer Coordinator
David Sandles, Passenger Partnership Manager
Gerrit van der Merwe, IT Manager
Will Schuurman,  Advisor

You can reach us by email at: northshore@cyclingwithoutage.ca


Facilitators
Organizations helping us through providing operational support in various forms include:

Park Royal – hosting a base
City of North Vancouver – hosting a base & trail modifications

Platinum ($15,000) Donors:

Gavin Bamber, North Vancouver

Donated in Loving Memory of Mike Smith who inspired this chapter

Gold ($5000 to $1000) Donors:

Robert and Margaret Bear, Vancouver

Kent Bubbs, West Vancouver
Don and Lesley McPherson, North Vancouver



And Many Anonymous Donors

Silver ($750 to $250) Donors:

Hamish Kerr, West Vancouver
Ian Rose-Innes, North Vancouver
Ernest Bodie, West Vancouver
Irene Dougans, West Vancouver
Jeremy Haile, North Vancouver
Graham McIsaac, West Vancouver
Mark MacAulay, North Vancouver
Michael Cormack, West Vancouver
Bruce Rose-Innes, Vancouver
Neil and Dot Heidstra, North Vancouver
Elizabeth Lloyd, North Vancouver
Deep Cove Lions CLub
Many HUB North Shore members
Ann Maureen McKernan
Agnes Rossel
Sheila Kerr
And many Anonymous Donors

Bronze ($100 to $25) Donors:

Lois Ross, West Vancouver
Peter Scholefield, West Vancouver
Dianne Murray, North Vancouver
Merle Lister, West Vancouver
Arnie Mohr, Cape Town, South Africa
Chris Heming, West Vancouver
Sally Sutherland, North Vancouver
June Patterson, North Vancouver
Mary Eggertson, West Vancouver
Marcel de Booy, Vancouver
Joan Deeks, West Vancouver
Julie Robinson, West Vancouver
Donald Allan, West Vancouver
David Insley, North Vancouver
Ian Walton, West Vancouver
Carol Campbell, North Vancouver
Elizabeth Guilbride, West Vancouver
Deborah Maloon, West Vancouver
Kathy Riley, West Vancouver
Cedric Carter, West Vancouver
Phyllis Ferguson, North Vancouver
Thor Hugdahl, North Vancouver
Leslie Calder, Vancouver
Heather Ireland, West Vancouver
Joan Cockell, North Vancouver
Ann Thur, North Vancouver
Dave Perfitt, North Vancouver
Heather Drugge, North Vancouver
Tony Valente, North Vancouver
Brook Davison, North Vancouver
Antje Wahl, North Vancouver
Nancy & Don Piercy, North Vancouver
Desmond Bell, North Vancouver
Silverline Security Locksmith Ltd.
Summerhill PARC
Speedbolt Printing Solutions
Jan Hancock
Rob Leeson, Langley
And many Anonymous Donors