Cycling Without Age has arrived in North Bay
North Bay is the first city in northern Ontario to be offering free bike rides to local seniors or less-abled residents through the Cycling Without Age Program. It involves Trishaw, a three-wheel bike that seats two people in front with seat belts, with a volunteer driver at the back.
Dr Erica Buck, who along with the Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay and Districts leads the organizing committee, says it’s about giving people the chance to feel the wind in their hair again, pointing out life doesn’t end at 75. She relates a story from one of the residents "who got on the bicycle for the first time and at the end of the bicycle ride he got off and started to cry, and said ‘I haven’t had this much fun in years, can I do it again next week?’, so that’s all that we need to hear to make this happen,” she says.
Richard Coffin, Country 600 CKAT