Portage County CAN Announces New Community Partnership, Webpage
Stevens Point, Wisc., February 2017 —Portage County Can (PCCAN) is partnering with Cycling Without Age Stevens Point to promote healthy active living throughout the lifecycle. Cycling without Age Stevens Point is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal to provide the elderly and people with differing abilities the opportunity to experience the benefits of being in the outdoors on a bicycle in a social setting.
How is this accomplished? Cycling without Age Chair, Tori Jennings explains, “The unique part of this program is the use of trishaws—a tricycle-rickshaw hybrid equipped with electric pedal assist to give rides to one or two seated passengers. These hybrid bikes are pedaled by volunteers, called ‘pilots.” The Stevens Point chapter of Cycling Without Age is part of a worldwide movement that began in Copenhagen and will be the first program of its kind in Central Wisconsin.
The program will serve nineteen senior living centers, assisted living centers, CBRF (Community Based Residential Facilities), and nursing homes in Portage County with three tri-shaws starting summer 2018.
PCCAN will be providing technical and web-based support to Cycling without Age. “Our team is thrilled with the opportunity to work with Cycling without Age,” said PCCAN Webmaster, Brandi Haslitt, “this program is so inspirational, we hope our contributions help to make this program a long-lasting contribution to the Stevens Point community.”
Visit http://portagecountycan.org/cycling-without-age/ to learn more about this collaboration and to sign up for more information.