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Connecting with Seniors Through Adapted Bicycle Joyrides

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ORGANIZATION: LONE STAR WHEELERS

  • 14 people are interested
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We are a 100% volunteer-run organization founded to give adapted bicycle joyrides to the sick, elderly, and disabled. 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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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 Mar 26, 2022 - Wed May 18, 2022
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

WHERE

6400 Cheyenne TrailPlano, TX 75023

(33.05956,-96.7655)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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