Don’t you love the feeling of the wind in your hair and sun on your back! In 2012, a man by the name of Ole Kassow started a program called ‘Cycling Without Age’ in Copenhagen, Denmark. His idea was to take older adult passengers who live in nursing homes and other facilities, out on a bicycle powered by volunteer pilot drivers. The bicycle design (a trishaw), features a bench, two seats wide, in the front of the bike, for two seniors to sit. This design encourages a ride in nature, or along a city path. While the ride is underway, memories are kindled and stories arise and are shared between the riders and the pilot making for a unique and beneficial sharing experience for all involved.
Below you'll find stories of sustainable living, nature, and culture and society in the Capital Region. These stories are place-based stories, linked to a location that will remind you of what's possible when individuals and groups come together to build culturally, socially, and ecologically sustainable communities. Do you have a story to tell? Stories may be historical, educational, or informative accounts linked to a location in the region. Submit a story to us for review!