Healthy Aging and Bicycling Series


10/8/2020

Virtual Series using Zoom

Do you enjoy cycling and are looking for ways to be active while respecting social distancing?
Do you want to try bicycling again, but are feeling rusty?
Are you interested in learning about cycling considerations for older adults from the comfort of your home?

Cambridge’s Community Development Department, in partnership with the Council on Aging, is launching a Healthy Aging and Bicycling in Cambridge program this October.
Five 1-hour workshops followed by a 15-minute question and answer session will be held virtually over Zoom. Participants and instructors will be able to see and engage with each other For more information, visit cambridgema.gov/bikeworkshops.

Classes on Tuesdays (Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10) from 9:30 am to 10:45 am.

Click Here to Register or call the Cambridge Council on Aging at 617-349-6220.
View the Healthy Aging and Bicycling Flyer.

Cycling Basics for Older Adults. October 13, 9:30am - 10:45am
Riding a bicycle is a great low-impact way to stay active and improve mobility as well as an excellent transportation option. This workshop will discuss getting started (or back on the road) as an older adult.

Getting Back on the Bike. October 20, 9:30am - 10:45am
As we get older, what are the considerations to think about when bicycling to maximize safety and prevent injury?
We will cover strategies to adapt you riding style to accommodate physical changes.

Urban Cycling Basics. October 27, 9:30am - 10:45am
Bicycling in a city can be intimidating for anyone. 
This workshop with cover what you need to know in order to get moving around the city.

Design for All Ages: Bike Lanes in Cambridge. November 3, 9:30am - 10:45am
Find out about the types of bicycle infrastructure in Cambridge and how the design process takes older adults into consideration along with how you could be part of the design process and dialogue.

Adaptive Cycling. November 10, 9:30am - 10:45am
Interested in learning about adaptive cycling options?
We will present different types of adaptive bicycles as well as adaptive cycling programs and other ways to engage with cycling as an older adult.