The license application form is located in section 8 at the bottom of this page.
Interested in starting a chapter of Cycling Without Age in your local 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 royalty free licenses to individuals worldwide, who want to start a chapter of Cycling Without Age in their local community.
Are you reading the right license?
This is the Individual License (royalty-free). If you are a nursing home or retirement community wanting to join Cycling Without Age please go to the Professional License.
If you are an an organization, municipality, city 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.
The license constitutes a social contract between you (the Partner) and Cycling Without Age. The purpose of the license is not to control, but to make sure we all aspire to the same purpose and guiding principles and that your local initiative will be successful.
It’s 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.
It starts with 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.
Generosity permeates every single activity in Cycling Without Age and works its magic at many different levels.
Pilots (the rickshaw riders) train each other in the simple art of riding a rickshaw. They spread the good word and recruit new pilots through wonderful stories, not because it’s an obligation, but because they want to. And pilots tell delightful stories from the rides to nursing home staff and actively build relationships with the staff.
Nursing home staff create a welcoming environment and culture for pilots. They help organise 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.
And cities and municipalities help each other getting started by providing expert advice, by sharing stories and experiences, and by lending out bicycles or staff to other cities to encourage and boost start-up.
As a Partner 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, have town hall meetings. Involve people in cycling, event planning and other activities.
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.
You are granted a royalty free license.
4.1 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, nonexclusive, 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