CYCLING WITHOUT AGE (Decorah Affiliate) is a volunteer organization with the goal of assisting Decorah long-term care facilities to purchase, maintain, and utilize adaptive bicycle equipment. This project will enable trained individuals to offer free bike rides to nursing home and assisted living residents, and others, to be able to enjoy a local bike ride safely and with needed assistance. To begin the fundraising campaign, Cycling Without Age is raising funds on behalf of our facility, Barthell OES Home and Arlin Falck Assisted Living. Donations will be put towards the purchase of the "Chat" trishaw, a trailer for the Chat bike's transportation and storage, and safety and maintenance equipment (helmets, tools, emergency cell phone, etc.)
Cycling Without Age Decorah Affiliate has met with Decorah City Officials including the City Council, the Police Department, Parks and Recreation Department, and the Trails of Winneshiek 28-E Committee. All entities agree that the Chat trishaw is appropriate for trail and street use. For more information, please contact Nori Hadley at Eastern Star (#563-382-8787).
All Ability Cycles (from Jefferson, IA) met with Arlin Falck Assisted Living staff and tenants to show a selection of bike vehicles and allow for staff and residents to try out the different bikes. Everyone had a great time!