Nov. 30, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Some generous bicyclists during Sunday’s Santa Ramp Up in West Bend as participants donated $275.50 to Bike Friendly West Bend for the Cycling without Age program.
The donations helped cover a $201.26 funding gap and combined with donations from the West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. Bike to Work program a bicycle rickshaw will be purchased for the Cycling without Age program at Samaritan Health Center.
Cycling without Age
Bike Friendly West Bend and Samaritan Health Center collaborated on a grant application to the West Bend Community Foundation.
The West Bend Community Foundation awarded $7,000 to fund the Cycling without Age program at Samaritan Health Center.
The committee consists of members from Bike Friendly West Bend, Washington / Ozaukee Health Department, Samaritan residents and family members.
The committee will leverage the work done in other Cycling without Age programs to develop routes, rules, guidelines, schedules, destinations, etc.
Bicycle Friendly West Bend expects to kick off the program in May of 2018 with a celebration at Samaritan and the first official rickshaw rides.
Excess funds will be used in accordance with Bicycle Friendly funding priorities.
The next Cycling without Age meeting is scheduled for December 13.