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CWA Boulder Trishaw

About CWA in Boulder Colorado

Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a nonprofit volunteer organization that takes seniors for free bike rides on specialty cycles – trishaws. 


Established in Denmark in 2012, CWA now has more than 2000 chapters in 40+ countries spanning the globe. CWA fulfills “the right to wind in their hair” allowing the elderly to experience life in nature and outside their senior centers in a safe, secure environment.


CWA Boulder was granted its charter from Cycling Without Age in November 2019. Immediately thereafter CWA Boulder Inc. was formed as a Colorado nonprofit corporation and was granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS, effective November 26, 2019.

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CWA Boulder Status and Plans

CWA Boulder has successfully raised funds for its initial capital investment in trishaws and its early operating costs through the generosity of private donors. CWA Boulder has purchased 2 trishaws and has presented this special volunteer service offering to senior facilities located within safe trishaw travel distances to the Boulder multi-use path system.  


CWA Boulder continues to introduce its service offering:
- to city government and their agencies associated with aging and  transportation;
- to service clubs, foundations, and private donors; and
- to offer the personal service opportunities as a cyclist (CWA calls a pilot) taking seniors for half hour to 2 hour rides whenever the weather permits.

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Teaming with Golden West

We are proud of our teaming arrangement with Golden West Senior Living Center, a not-for-profit community whose mission is to give hope to seniors by providing an affordable home in Boulder. CWA Boulder and Golden West will be offering rides throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall three days a week, providing rides to 15+ passengers each week.

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Introductory Rides at Golden West

During the warm days of February 2020, we were able to provide rides to 18 Golden West residents including visits to the nearby University of Colorado Boulder campus.  During the rides, we had the opportunity to visit with engineering students and CU administrators all of whom were delighted to have our senior citizens visit.  

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Founder

Ed Wittman has lived in Boulder for 30 years and in Colorado for more than 45 years. He retired in 2015 after almost 50 years as a serial entrepreneur, founding, leading, and building companies in the medical devices, oil services, and cybersecurity industries among others.


He has also been very active in the nonprofit world having served on a number of boards including MESA (Moving to End Sexual Assault), MOB (Museum of Boulder), and the Rotary Club of Boulder Valley, Rotary Club of Denver Mile High, and the respective Rotary Club Foundations. He also served as Club President for the Boulder Valley Rotary Club.


Ed is now focusing considerable time to the development and growth of CWA Boulder, bringing his love of the outdoors, passion for cycling, concern for the issues of aging, and commitment to service toward others, all to the Boulder chapter of this international organization.

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Learn about CWA:

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 The CWA guiding principles are:

Generosity – there is never a fee nor tipping for a ride

Slowness – creating a sense for the outdoors safe riding

Storytelling – both passengers and pilots are encouraged to share

Relationships – among all involved for trust, happiness, and quality

With Age – bringing another positive context to aging

Donate Now

We are dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and others with limited mobility in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us For:

Volunteering as a pilot (cyclist)


or


Providing rides at your facility


Contact:

Ed Wittman

2362 Spotswood Place

Boulder, Colorado  80304

(303) 532-1025

ed.wittman@cyclingwithoutage.com