The Markham-based Cycling Without Age has been created as the first and only local chapter in York region.
Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow in Denmark. Kassow wanted to help older adults get back on their bicycles through an electric-assist bike called trishaw, which addressed their limited mobility.
A free riding day was held last September around Markham’s Unionville Main Street area. Given the positive feedback received at the time, co-founder Alfred Sung launched York region’s own version of Cycling Without Age February 2023 with help of local volunteers.