Connecting with Seniors Through Adapted Bicycle Joyrides

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ORGANIZATION: LONE STAR WHEELERS

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We are a 100% volunteer-run organization founded to give adapted bicycle joyrides to anyone that cannot pedal independently. If you are over 18, serious about safety, good at following rules, and want to help your neighbors that can no longer ride a bike, we would love to have you apply to be on our pedaling team. It's paramount that you understand and agree that the rides are not about you -- this is not where you get your workout or show off your riding skills and speed! There are at least two volunteers per shift. One volunteer is the wheelchair bike pilot and the other is a ride-along that rides their own bike as a safety. We primarily pedal the residents of DaySpring Senior Living; however, we are open to anyone in the community that would like a ride. If the weather isn't ideal for riding, we play indoors (puzzles, dominos, et cetera). It's all about connection, community, and consistency. We require a minimum commitment of six months fulfilling at least one 3-hour shift per month. We ride on Saturdays (mornings when it's hot; afternoons when it's cold).

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14 Shifts

  • Sat Jun 22, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Jun 29, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 3
  • Sat Jul 06, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Jul 13, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Jul 20, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Jul 27, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Aug 03, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Aug 10, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Aug 17, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Aug 24, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Aug 31, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Sep 07, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Sep 14, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
  • Sat Sep 21, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST - Spots available: 4
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About LONE STAR WHEELERS

Location:

6400 Cheyenne Trail, PLANO, TX 75023, US

Mission Statement

Lone Star Wheelers is a free community service that provides safe and enjoyable wheelchair bicycle joyrides for the sick, elderly, and disabled to get out of isolation and into fresh air and sunshine.

Description

The logistics of the ride are simple. There is a trained volunteer pilot pedaling and steering, a passenger securely fastened for the ride, and a volunteer to ride a bike alongside the wheelchair bike.

CAUSE AREAS

People with Disabilities
Seniors
Sports & Recreation
People with Disabilities, Seniors, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Sat Jul 06, 2024 - Sat Sep 28, 2024
This opportunity has 14 shifts

WHERE

6400 Cheyenne TrailPlano, TX 75023

(33.05956,-96.7655)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers are required to complete at least one 3-hour shift per month with a commitment of at least six months.

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