Cycling Without Age Stevens Point Announces Ribbon Cutting
STEVENS POINT – Cycling Without Age Stevens Point is excited to announce the launch of a new program that will connect older adults and adults with limited mobility with their community. Join Portage County Business Council Ambassadors, supporters, and volunteer pilots for the official ribbon cutting ceremony of Cycling Without Age Stevens Point on May 30 at 12:00PM.
The Stevens Point chapter of Cycling Without Age is part of a worldwide movement that began in Copenhagen, Denmark and will be the first program of its kind in Central Wisconsin. The program uses trishaws pedaled by trained pilots to give free rides to adults who can no longer experience the independence and joy of riding a bicycle.
With assistance from the Portage County Aging & Disability Resource Center, CWA Stevens Point volunteer pilots will serve 19 senior living centers, assisted living centers, CBRF (Community Based Residential Facilities), and nursing homes in Portage County.
According to Marcia McDonald, Administrator for the Portage County Health Care Center, “A ride in the trishaw helps people feel alive again. It allows you to live life to the fullest even if you are 100 years old.”
Since December 2017, CWA Stevens Point has raised over $32,000 through partnerships with many community members, businesses and organizations including the: Aging & Disability Resource Center; Copperleaf Senior Living; The Pineries Bank; Rotary Club of Greater Portage County; Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation; Notable Impressions; Central Transit; Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin; Portage County CAN; Wisconsin Bicycle Federation; and the Portage County Health & Human Services Employees Foundation, Inc.
The ribbon cutting will be held at the Aging & Disability Resource Center, at 1519 Water St.