Cycling Without Age

Cycling as a cure for feelings of loneliness, alienation, and depression

Cycling Without Age is based on generosity and kindness. It starts with the obvious generous act of taking one or two older adults or less-abled people out on a bike ride. It’s a simple act that everyone can do.

Now operating in Santa Barbara

Today we have a local chapter operated by John Seigel-Boettner.

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At present more than 1,200 chapter locations around the world offer Cycling Without Age from well over 2,000 trishaws – and the numbers are still growing. More than 13,000 pilots ensure that the older adults get out of their nursing homes, out on the bikes to enjoy the fresh air and the community around them. Cycling Without Age unlocks memories, stories, and vitality as only a bicycle ride can.

Know an older adult who would enjoy a ride? Someone who would like to be a pilot? Reach out to John.


Older adults love riding

How it started

Cycling Without Age began in 2012 by Ole Kassow who wanted to help older adults get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents. Then he met Dorthe Pedersen from the City of Copenhagen, who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought five trishaws and launched Cycling Without Age, which has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015 to another 40 countries around the world.

The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and acts as the fiscal sponsor for Cycling without Age Santa Barbara, so your donation is tax-deductible.