Cycling Without Age, a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow of Copenhagen, Denmark, aims to improve the lives and mobility of the elderly by taking them out for a bike ride.



The movement has expanded to 25 cities in 14 countries. Wisconsin was the first to obtain a license in the U.S. when Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh purchased two bikes in 2015.
After learning about Cycling Without Age, local resident Deb Shaver was inspired to bring the movement to this area. She recently obtained a CWA license for the Chilton area, and has been working with area nursing homes to get the program going. “We hope to bring several of the bikes to the Chilton/New Holstein area nursing home and assisted living facilities by the spring of 2017,” Shaver said.

(Please see the Aug. 4 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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