NORTH SHORE

The right to wind in their hair

Who Are We
Cycling Without Age is a global movement started in 2012 in Denmark with the aim of improving the lives of the elderly and helping them to break free from social isolation. Cycling Without Age North Shore was established in 2019 as a program of Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre.

What We Do
Cycling Without Age North Shore takes mobility-challenged residents for trishaw rides along North Shore’s amazing forest trails, offering fresh air, conversation, and the opportunity to feel the wind in their hair! We have grown our ridership from 460 passengers in 2022 to 580 in 2023 operating our three electric-assisted trishaws which travelled almost 2,000 km. A fourth trishaw is on order which will enable us to increase the number of rides we can offer in 2024!

Most of our rides are organized through 15 seniors’ residences and care organizations we partner with, collaborating with recreational therapists at these facilities. Cycling Without Age North Shore is also reaching out to individuals living in their own homes to provide them access to the trishaws. In 2024, in addition to hosting public rides at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and Bridgman Park (Lynn Creek), we will be participating in community events such as West Vancouver’s Community Cultural Fest and Lynn Valley Days.

New in 2024 for West Vancouver is a free weekly service to bring passengers from their home to Ambleside Park using West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre’s accessible Shuttle Bus Service! From here passengers will enjoy a fun trishaw ride along the Spirit Trail! Rides take place every Tuesday morning from 10 am.

Watch a video about us here.

How You Can Help

Be a Volunteer
We have many volunteer opportunities including riding our trishaws (Pilots), providing maintenance, coordinating our volunteers, towing our trailer, and helping at public events. For Pilots – please bear in mind that most of our rides happen on weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm – your availability during these times at least biweekly is necessary.

Be A Donor
Cycling Without Age North Shore finances its operations solely through the generosity of personal and corporate donors. Please consider making a donation to help us meet our needs. All donations over $25 are eligible for tax receipts through Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre. Click Here to make a donation.

In addition to our operational costs, we are still fundraising to buy a Van Raam wheelchair trishaw which will enable us to provide rides to a large group of North Shore wheelchair bound residents that we have not been able to support! Help us to achieve this goal in 2024!

Be a Cheerleader!
Help us spread the word! We are always looking for more passengers, so please let people in your community who have senior parents and grandparents, or someone with mobility challenges know that we would love to arrange a ride for them!

Email us at northshore@cyclingwithoutage.ca to find out more!

Newsletters
Click on a newsletter to download.

Issue #1 – 1 May 2024

Chapter News
Visit our Facebook page for more news about our chapter:
CWA Northshore Facebook Page

Cycling Without Age North Shore Team
• Annwen Loverin, Executive Director, Silver Harbour
• Ian Rose-Innes, Chairman, Safety and Quality Assurance Officer
• Ernie Bodie, Operations and Maintenance
• Alexa Thornton, Passenger Partnerships
• Gerrit van der Merwe, IT
• Jane Reid, West Vancouver Neighbourhood Chapter
• Leslie Mak, Social Media

Donate Here!
Donate here through Canada Helps to help us buy a new Van Raam wheelchair trishaw!

Book a Ride!
Book a ride with us by calling Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre at 604.980.2474. Rides start in May.

West Vancouver Residents! We are offering a free weekly service to bring you from your home to Ambleside Park using West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre’s accessible Shuttle Bus Service! From here we will take you on a fun free  trishaw ride along the Spirit Trail! Rides take place every Tuesday morning from 10 am.

Summer 2024 – This summer we are also offering rides from Bridgman Park (Lynn Creek) and Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve from 10 am to 4 pm on the following dates:

Thurs July 4th to Sat July 6th
Wed July 24th to Sat July 27th
Thurs August 29th to Sat August 31st

Book your ride with us now!


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

Park Royal

Donor Acknowledgement

Titanium (over $15,000) Donors:

Platinum (over $5,000 – $15,000) Donors:

Trishaw – Gavin Bamber, North Vancouver
Trishaw – Donated in Loving Memory of Mike Smith who inspired this chapter

 

Gold (over $1,000 to $5,000) Donors:

Robert and Margaret Bear, Vancouver

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



And Many Anonymous Donors

Silver (over $250 to $1000) 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
Sheridan Lister
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