Creekside residents regularly experience their community and go sightseeing within their neighborhood, thanks to the folks at Cycling Without Age.
“I was out last week and saw some amazing yards and we found the cutest little bakery,” said Renette R., a resident of Creekside.
Renette and her friend Helen D. have had knee replacements, so riding a bike is out of the question although they both enjoy getting out. The Cycling Without Age program allows them to enjoy being outside.
Renette and Helen paired up with their pilot as they headed out to explore the neighborhood before circling Sloan’s Lake.
Founded in Copenhagen in 2012, Cycling without Age now has chapters throughout the United States, including the Lakewood chapter which was established in 2017. Electric trishaw bikes, which include a passenger seating area in front, are used to provide the rides and volunteers pilot the bikes. The Lakewood Chapter started with two trishaws and Metro West Housing Solutions purchased a 3rd trishaw for use at its Residences at Creekside. Since May 2018, there have been more than 173 outings with residents to explore Edgewater, Wheat Ridge and Sloan’s Lake.
Cycling Without Age is always looking for additional pilots to expand its program. “As the founder and volunteer pilot, I not only enjoy sharing outdoor exploration with my passengers, but I have met so many wonderful residents with great stories to share about their life. They have so many life experiences that deserve being heard,” said Gary Harty.
If you’d like to learn more about the Cycling Without Age program or volunteer as a pilot, visit https://cyclingwithoutage.com/lakewood/.