Vancouver B.C.

WHO WE ARE

Cycling Without Age is a global movement started in 2012 in Copenhagen. We aim to reach and improve the lives of the elderly and break them free from social isolation. We take them for rides to enjoy fresh air, and conversation and together, we create memories and smiles. Each CWA Chapter organizes their own operations and works with the volunteers in its community. BC and Canadian CWA chapters.

About the Vancouver Chapter


Broadway Lodge Rides Summer 2021

Founded in the spring of 2018 with our community partner BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation), we purchased our first trishaw in the spring of 2019 and our second trishaw arrived in spring 2020. In the Fall of 2020, we became a registered Society and now operate as Vancouver Cycling Without Age Society.

Our primary ride area is around the West End, Yaletown, False Creek, and West Side of Vancouver. Our partners include senior centres, senior care homes, recreation centres, and organizations that support those with disabilities. Our primary passengers are seniors who are isolated and benefit from the opportunity to get out and enjoy the wind in their hair.

In July 2022 we are introducing Community Rides starting and ending in Leg-in-Boot Square in False Creek, Vancouver. Our rides are 50 minutes including a 10-minute meet/greet and ride preparation. We require all passengers,  including their companions, to be vaccinated and sign passenger waivers. Our rides are by donation and we give priority to seniors who would enjoy the social connections with family and friends. Sign UP online

S.U.C.C.E.S.S family rides 2021

How You Can Help Us

BE A VOLUNTEER
Volunteers sign up to pilot the trishaws, organize the rides or help with many other activities. The Vancouver Chapter’s primary ride dates and times are seven days a week between 10-4 pm.  Thank you to everyone interested in volunteering and supporting our 2022 ride season, we have all the Pilots we need for 2022. Sign up for our next Information Session.

BE A DONOR
We’re looking for generous financial donors to help us with the operational costs of Cycling Without Age Vancouver, or in-kind donors to provide items or services of need. Donations can be given through Canada Helps.

BE A PARTNER
We primarily work with long-term care homes to design a regular program of rides, routes, and schedules. Let us take your seniors for a ride and give them the opportunity to feel the wind in their hair. Our partners include:

Windermere Care rides Summer 2021

BUILDING COMMUNITY

CWA is less about volunteering in the traditional sense of the word, and more about active citizenship. Citizenship is driven by a desire to get involved and to make a real difference for someone. Thank you to everyone interested in volunteering and supporting our 2022 ride season, we have all the pilots (bike riders) we need for the season.

City of Vancouver presentation with founder Ole Kassow

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Generosity: Cycling Without Age is based on generosity and kindness. It starts with the obvious generous act of taking one or two elderly or less-abled people out on a bike ride. It’s a simple act that everyone can do.

Slowness: Slowness allows you to sense the environment, be present at the moment and it allows people you meet along the way to be curious and gain knowledge about Cycling Without Age because you make time to stop and talk.

Storytelling: Elderly people have so many stories that will be forgotten if we don’t reach out and listen to them. We tell stories, we listen to stories on the bike and we also document the stories when we share them via word of mouth or on social media.

Relationships: Cycling Without Age is about creating a multitude of new relationships: between generations, among the elderly, between pilots and passengers, nursing homes employees, and family members. Relationships build trust, happiness, and quality of life.

Without Age: Life does not end when you turn 75. Life unfolds at all ages, young and old, and can be thrilling, fun, sad, beautiful, and meaningful. Cycling Without Age is about letting people age in a positive context.

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CWA Vancouver Director & Pilot Jen Reid at CWA Western Conference 2019 Canmore Alberta

Cycling Without Age is based on generosity and kindness. It starts with the obvious generous act of taking one or two elderly or less-abled people out on a bike ride. It’s a simple act that everyone can do.

Cycling Without Age Worldwide Facts As of  December 2021

Contact Us
Cycling Without Age Vancouver
vancouver@cyclingwithoutage.ca

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Please note – we do not rent our trishaws
To purchase a trishaw of your own visit Velolifestyle