Cycling Without Age Call for Volunteers for 2022 Season

March 06, 2022 12:08 PM | Anonymous

Cycling Without Age is a world-wide initiative that gives senior citizens and others who cannot cycle an opportunity to have a safe slow free bicycle ride through their neighbourhood on a Dutch built trishaw (three wheeled e-assist bike) piloted by trained volunteer guides. Established in Denmark in 2012, there are now over 2500 chapters, 35,000 pilots, and more than 30 chapters in Ontario alone.

We need several volunteers with various skills that may or may not include piloting the big e-assist trishaw. These include site coordinators for each seniors’ centre or pickup location, trishaw escorts who ride their own bikes ahead of the trishaw on the bike path, special event coordinator(s), social media lead, webmaster, IT lead, story writer, fundraisers, and grant writing assistants.

What does it take to be a pilot or a volunteer at CWA Hamilton & Burlington?

  • All pilot trainees must be confident cyclists on their own bikes
  • All pilot trainees must be reasonably fit and able to easily cycle for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • All pilots must complete on-bike training successfully.
  • All pilots must carry a personal cell phone in case of emergency.
  • All volunteers must obtain a criminal record check including vulnerable persons.
  • All volunteers must sign the confidentiality agreement and waiver.
  • All volunteers must follow CWA Hamilton COVID protocols

If you want to pick up a meaningful and fun volunteer activity next spring contact Nancy Gray (Co-Founder CWA Hamilton & Burlington) at cwahamilton@gmail.com.

https://cyclingwithoutage.ca/hamilton-burlington/

See also this article on Cycling Without Age in the Winter 2022 issue of MURAnews.

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