The license application form is located in section 8 at the bottom of this page.
Interested in starting a chapter of Cycling Without Age at your nursing home or retirement community?
Well, then you’ve come to the right place.
Cycling Without Age, a registered non-political association with its place of business in Copenhagen, wishes to grant professional licenses to nursing homes and retirement communities worldwide, who want to start a chapter of Cycling Without Age in their local facility.
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This is a license for nursing homes and retirement communities. If you are an organization, city, municipality or individual, who wish to work professionally to implement Cycling Without Age in nursing homes or retirement communities in your region, please go to the application for the Instructor License. If you are an individual aiming to start a chapter of Cycling Without Age in your local community based entirely on voluntary efforts, please go to the Individual License (royalty-free).
The license constitutes a social contract between you (the Partner) and Cycling Without Age and is a way to build fellowship and friends. Once you join Cycling Without Age, you automatically belong to a community of like-minded generous people who love to ride their bicycles.
1. What Is The Purpose of Cycling Without Age?
We dream of creating a world together, in which the access to active citizenship creates happiness among our fellow elderly citizens by providing them with an opportunity to remain an active part of society and the local community.
We do that by giving them the right to wind in their hair, the right to experience the city and nature close up from the bicycle and by giving them an opportunity to tell their story in the environment where they have lived their lives.
That way we build bridges between generations and we reinforce trust, respect and the social glue in our society.
2. Guiding Principles
Cycling Without Age is based on generosity and kindness.
Generosity permeates every single activity in Cycling Without Age and works its magic at many different levels. It is the obvious generous act of taking one or two elderly people out on a bike ride. It’s a simple act that everyone can do.
Pilots (the rickshaw riders) train each other in the simple art of riding a rickshaw. Nursing home staff create a welcoming environment and culture for pilots. They help organize all the practical stuff. They pass on the stories from pilots and their passengers to encourage more elderly to want to go for bicycle rides. The good word is spread and new pilots are attracted through wonderful stories, not because it’s an obligation, but because they want to. Pilots, in turn, tell delightful stories from the rides to nursing home staff and actively build relationships with the staff, the residents, their relatives and other pilots.
As a partner of the Cycling Without Age movement you are also expected to show generosity to other people who wish to become part of Cycling Without Age in your city. Invite people along, engage in conversation, meet, share stories and experiences. Lend out bicycles or staff to other nursing homes or cities to encourage and boost start-up. Involve people in cycling.
We aim to spread happiness wherever we go.
2.2 Slow Cycling
Out of respect for others and the environment we cherish being slow. Slow cycling is a key principle and ensures that pilots, passengers, pedestrians and other road/path users have good experiences when being part of or meeting a Cycling Without Age bicycle group.
Slow cycling allows you to sense the environment, be present in the moment and it allows people you meet along the way to be curious and gain knowledge about Cycling Without Age because you make time to stop and talk.
When we grow older, we lose the witnesses to our lives and to our stories, and being in nursing homes may isolate us and prevent us from building new relationships.
Elderly people have so many stories that will be forgotten if we don’t reach out and listen to them. We tell stories, we listen to stories on the bike and we also document the stories when we share them via word of mouth or on social media. Storytelling is crucial for building and spreading the movement and we encourage everybody to participate. Even a single line, a chat, a tweet, an image or a couple of sentences.
Cycling Without Age is about creating a multitude of new relationships: between generations, among the elderly, between pilots and passengers, nursing homes employees and family members.
Relationships build trust, happiness and quality of life.
2.5 Without Age
Life does not end when you turn 75. Life unfolds at all ages, young and old, and can be both thrilling, fun, sad, beautiful and meaningful. Cycling Without Age is about letting people age in a positive context – fully aware of the opportunities that lie ahead when interacting in their local community.
3. The Active Bike
Once you have a bicycle rickshaw, it becomes the focal point for the five principles, but it can only work its magic when it’s on the road. In Cycling Without Age we commit to making sure the bikes are active and are constant tools for good experiences, new relationships and stories.
The many stories from Cycling Without Age all over the world show us the great experiences in giving residents in nursing homes and retirement communities renewed energy from getting wind in their hair during bike rides. We see Cycling Without Age used as a unique tool of everyday rehabilitation and creating vital relations and special moments of joy between pilots, passengers and personnel.
The Professional License fee is calculated based on the total number of residents in your nursing home or retirement community:
€10 per resident per year, but maximum €1,000 for a nursing home entity. If you are applying as a care group, please contact us and we will determine an individual fee structure. The fees are subject to annual adjustments.
If you are an organization, municipality, city or individual wishing to work professionally with Cycling Without Age, we have an Instructor License (fee-based). If you are an individual aiming to start a chapter of Cycling Without Age in your local community based entirely on voluntary efforts please go to the Individual License (royalty-free).
4.1 Cycling Without Age Program
As holder of a Professional License you are a Cycling Without Age partner and part of the international change-making movement creating life-affirming bike rides and relationships between residents and voluntary pilots. As a Cycling Without Age partner you have access to:
- The Community of Cycling Without Age: Both global and national networks
- Research and knowledge bank
- Cycling Without Age Academy for staff, pilots and instructors (participant fee)
- Several summits per year and invitations as contributor
- Brand Book and visual identity package
- Buy Takeoff packages
- The GO booking system (subject to language availability)
- Online resources and support
- Buy Cycling Without Age approved rickshaws
4.2 Bicycle rides are always free
The license does not entitle you or pilots to charge fees to residents for bike rides. The concept of Cycling Without Age is based on providing free bike rides for elderly or disabled persons. We do make exceptions for long rides, where charges for meals and accommodation may be applied.
5. Limited License
Cycling Without Age is the proprietor of all intellectual property right pertaining to the services that you are given a license to, including but not limited to trademarks, designs, copyrights, drawings, documentation, user manuals, specifications, designer manuals and know-how (Intellectual Property).
When you accept these terms and conditions, Cycling Without Age will grant you a geographically limited, non-exclusive, revocable license (License) to use the Cycling Without Age Intellectual Property made available to you, such as the name, logo, trademarks, materials made available for reproduction on the website and Cycling Without Age subdomain web page assigned to your geographical area/local community, which will be specified in the separated discussion between you and Cycling Without Age. Your use of the Intellectual Property must comply with the rules set forth here:
The License term will begin upon your written acceptance of these terms and conditions and will end upon the earlier of (i) Cycling Without Age’s termination of your License in Cycling Without Age’s sole discretion; (ii) your termination 1 month prior to the beginning of a new twelve (12) month period (the “Term”).
After this date The License will automatically be renewed for another period of twelve months. The Partner is obliged to give Cycling Without Age written notice, if the license should be terminated with a month notice in advance of the expiration of the charged period.
Please note that Cycling Without Age may at its sole discretion and without warning terminate the License at any time during the license period with immediate effect, regardless of your actions, your level of activity or any other circumstances. In case of an early termination, Cycling Without Ages will present you a written notice and any and all usage of the Intellectual Property must immediately be terminated.
6. Waiver of Liability
You will be responsible for all resources, equipment, staff, insurances and other materials necessary or required for operating your License. Cycling Without Age will not be responsible or liable for providing you with any resources, personnel or materials other than any online resources made available by Cycling Without Age on the website.
Further, Cycling Without Ages cannot be made responsible for any injuries on equipment or persons as well as for other claims for damage which are a result for operating and using the License, as the you are solely responsible for the equipment, maintenance of the equipment, operating the equipment and training such persons handling the equipment and spreading the Cycling Without Age messages.
7. Choice of Law
The terms of this License Agreement and the rights, obligations and performance of the Parties hereunder shall be governed by the laws of Denmark, without regard to conflict of laws principles and the CISG. All matters shall be settled at the Copenhagen City Court as the court of first instance.
8. License Application