"BIKING IS BACK - OLDER ADULT THREE-WHEELED BICYCLE" PROGRAM
"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.
MORE SENIOR BICYCLING PROGRAMS:
Duet Bike Program - Allows wheelchair bound residents at a nursing care facility to ride a specially designed bicycle along with another person in Vancouver, Canada.
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