A free riding day was held on Sept. 9 in Markham’s Unionville Main Street area, which allowed older adults who cannot cycle for themselves to take a free ride in an electric-assist bike called the trishaw.
The rides, piloted by trained volunteers, provide opportunities to the older adults to connect with neighbours and nature.
The event is part of a corporate social responsibility initiative named Project Spotlight, launched by BrokerTeam Insurance, aiming to shine a light on the community’s hidden needs by supporting small, local community organizations.
Each year, they support and help to promote one to three small local charities. This year, they are helping a group in Hamilton called Cycling Without Age — Hamilton and Burlington Chapter.