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Seniors enjoy rides at Trishaw bike launch

The Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & districts and Marina Point Village hosted a season launch party for Cycling Without Age on Wednesday, at Marina Point Village. .
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Madeline Buffet and Louise Chivers get into the Trishaw. Photo submitted.

The Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & districts and Marina Point Village hosted a season launch party for Cycling Without Age on Wednesday, at Marina Point Village. .

Officials say many older adults enjoyed a quick ride on the Trishaw Bike.

The Alzheimer Society was on hand to take bookings for rides this summer, as well as discuss information on Alzheimer’s disease.

Launched in North Bay in 2017, Cycling Without Age is in its third year. 

Cycling without age allows older adults, and those with disabilities, to feel the wind in their hair, enjoy the outdoors and feel the freedom of being on a bike again. This year, the bike will be housed at Marina Point Village.

"The bike fits perfectly with our vision of living well with dementia. For us, that means being socially active, physically active, and brain active and Cycling Without Age offers all those things," said Stephanie Leclair, Executive Director, Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & districts in a release. 

Last year, Cycling Without Age provided over 30 Trishaw rides and travelled over 350 kilometres around the community of North Bay.

Cycling Without Age has tripled the number of volunteers and will operate the Trishaw Bike from early June to early October.

To book a ride with Cycling Without Age, older adults can contact the Alzheimer Society at 705-495-4342.

 

 

 




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