Cycling without Age Marathon County(WSAW) WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – The fifth season of Cycling Without Age, the organization that gives seniors and people with limited mobility the chance to be out in nature, is now underway.
Tuesday was their season opener and pilots and passengers alike were excited to get outside.
Normally, Marge Hills doesn’t go outside all that much.
“I’m an indoor person. I just don’t get out as much and I’m not as outgoing as others are. So this has been a great help,” Hills said.
These rides not only get her out into the fresh air, but also help her be social. That is of course when people are able to come.
Hills said, “I think everybody wasn’t quite ready yet or had a date open to come.”
So, she took to the road together with Cycling Without Age Pilot Kelly Johnson. They talked about where Marge grew up, and what kind of animals they see on their rides. One of the critters they’ve been keeping an eye on is an egret.“It’s been really enjoyable,” said Hills“Seriously, we talk about everything,” Johnson added.May 31 was Johnson’s first pilot day of the season. Helping seniors and people with limited ability to be able to get on the bike is one reason she volunteers. Three years ago, she saw these bikes around Wausau and wanted to bring them to Island Place Apartments.“Volunteering and helping others actually for me is selfish because it makes me feel better. So if I’m ever having a bad day […]