Cycling Without Age, St. Mary’s County (CWA-SMC) has it’s FIRST trishaw!

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I don't completely comprehend what this is all about, but it looks interesting and maybe someone can enlighten us.

Seniors and less-abled are welcome to go for a ride in the first in the state of Maryland trishaw! Rides are free. After a year of planning and work it is a reality. 1-2 passengers can book a ride and get outside. There is a cushioned seat, seatbelts, an all-weather blanket, and the footrest goes to the ground for those in wheelchairs or who have difficulty stepping up.

You have a right to 'Wind in your hair' no matter what age you are! This is a program that connects community and people. Let's treat our neighbors with love and respect.

(I can even start at your house, if your road has wide shoulders or the neighborhood has slow quiet bicycle friendly streets. Call me to discuss.)

Contact:

Christina@CyclingWithoutAge.com
or 301-247-3285

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BernieP

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Maryland is way behind the times, I've seen these in places like NY (Central Park), with the owner both in front and behind the passengers.
Very popular in SE Asia as well
 

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I just found the background on this. Apologies to Christina.



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PARK HALL, Md. --- A St. Mary's County woman has formed the first Maryland Affiliate Chapter of the international Cycling Without Age (CWA) program.

CWA is a social enterprise formed in 2012 in Denmark that offers recreational mobility to seniors in the form of volunteer-driven trishaws. Allen, an heirloom farmer and book illustrator in Park Hall, is also a two year cancer survivor. She believes cycling got her through her year of cancer treatments. She wants to share the "wind in your hair" and smiles with others.

"When I saw the joy a short ride in a trishaw brought people, I knew it wanted to do it here in St. Mary's County" says Allen, who expects delivery of her first trishaw this week. "I'll be taking seniors, disabled, Hospice residents, and those who can't get outdoors anymore for fresh air and companionship."

"I'd love to hear from interested sponsors for more trishaws and to support the program," Allen says. ALL rides are always free. "Is your organization, church, or senior facility interested in having me come by to help foster community, stories, and rosy cheeks?"

For more information on Cycling Without Age, visit its website: www.cyclingwithoutage.org, or on the local St. Mary's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Cycling-Without-Age-St-Marys-County-MD. The later years of one's life should not be without good memories.

To contact Christina or to schedule a ride:

Christina@CyclingWithoutAge.com
301-247-3285
 
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