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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, who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought five electric-pedal-assist 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.

John Seigel-Boettner took his training wheels off in 1958 and promptly crashed the family bike into the geraniums on Chino Street. Since then, the magic of two wheels has helped him carry his Eddie Mathews glove to Pee Wee League games at MacKenzie Park . . . deliver the Santa Barbara News Press . . . honeymoon with his wife . . . pedal his newborn sons home from Cottage Hospital . . . and cycle with hundreds of Santa Barbara young people all over the world. Starting the Santa Barbara chapter of Cycling Without Age seems the perfect next ride.


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John Seigel-Boettner

Cycling Without Age gathers unique and invaluable stories, unlocked only by the wind and wheels.