Wisconsin Program Offers Bike Rides to the Elderly, Disabled

Carolyn Brandeen rides in the front as Cathy Blackburn begins to pedal an electronically assisted three-wheeled bike during a training session in Janesville.

Trishaws are bringing the joys of bicycle riding to those who can no longer pedal.

Losing the ability to walk on your own often means losing the ability to ride a bike for yourself, too. For the elderly who perhaps cannot eat or sleep well either, seeing nature on a bike path or feeling a fall air can make them feel young again[…] Six members of the Janesville Velo Club recently learned how to pilot a trishaw, a cycling device that gives the elderly and disabled a chance to see the sights and feel the breeze of a bike ride again…