What is Cycling Without Age?

Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elderly 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. He then got in touch with a civil society consultant from the City of Copenhagen, Dorthe Pedersen (now Cycling Without Age), who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought the first 5 trishaws and launched Cycling Without Age, which has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015 to another 33 countries around the world.

The Guiding Principles

  • Generosity
  • Slow cycling
  • Story telling
  • Relationships
  • Without age

Frequently Asked Questions

Are rickshaws safe?

Yes, rickshaws ae safe to ride. Each rickshaw is equipped with a  seatbelt and is driven by a trained Cycling Without Age pilot. Pilots
peddle slowly and obey the rules of the road.

Are helmets required? 

According to Wisconsin law helmets are not required, however, Valley VNA strongly encourages the use of helmets. A helmet will be provided for those who wish to wear one. If you decide to not wear a helmet, we will ask you to sign a liability form for safe guards.

Are family able to ride with a client or resident?

Yes, the family member will also be given the option of a helmet and if they opt to not, they will also complete a liability form.

Are you interested in volunteering to become a pilot? 

Each of our volunteer rickshaw pilots are trained and have several hours of riding the richshaw before riding independently.

Contact us to learn more!