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"BIKING IS BACK - OLDER ADULT THREE-WHEELED BICYCLE" PROGRAM

WHATFree three wheel biking exercise classes for seniors along the Willamette Greenway in Portland.
WHYSo that seniors can enjoy a low-impact, outdoor group exercise activity and learn how to use the three wheel bike as a mode of transportation for errands, such as picking up a prescription, or visiting friends and family and just as an overall way of living an independent lifestyle.
WHEREPortland Parks & Recreation. Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.


Program Description


"A big concern is safety and perception of safety. A lot of seniors have told us that they feel very afraid of falling off a bike, and this is why we have these three wheel tricycles here they are much more stable for seniors to ride and that was a very conscious decision that the Office of Transportation took when we purchased these bikes."

- "Biking is Back - Older Adult Three-Wheeled Bicycle" Program Kirsty Hall, Program Coordinator

Seniors interested in biking do not need to own a bicycle to take part in the bicycle class rides.
The City of Portland provides three-wheeled recumbent bikes and bike helmets for cycle classes.

The goal of the "Biking is Back - Older Adult Three-Wheeled Bicycle" Program is to encourage seniors to be comfortable enough to use three-wheeled bikes not only as a method of senior fitness but also as a mode of transportation for errands, such as picking up a prescription, or visiting friends and family and an overall way of living an independent lifestyle.
source:portlandonline.com/transportation

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