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Oakwood Village brings Cycling Without Age program to city


There's a cool trend that's taken hold in a number of places around the world that has finally found its way to Madison.

It's a biking program for older adults who are no longer physically or cognitively able to ride a bike and it's called Cycling Without Age.

Founded in Copenhagen, volunteers pedal specially-built bicycle rickshaws with up to two passengers to help seniors enjoy the pleasures of being on a bike, including sharing the experience with their "pilots" and each other.

Oakwood Village introduced the program to its residents last month, the Bike Federation of Wisconsin is promoting the program, and volunteers are coming from local and state bike clubs, the Madison Police Department and others.

For one of American's best biking cities, and best cities for older adults, Oakwood's new Cycling Without Age program is another feather in this city's cap.