Teresa shared that mom Charlotte had a fabulous time on her birthday trishaw experience: "What a great organization you have. She couldn't stop talking about it. It was a wonderful experience for all of us!"
Roswell from Orchard Park thoroughly enjoyed his first trishaw experience: "I loved this, It is the first time I've been out of the building since COVID."
Brenda was so excited she could enjoy wind in her hair, as she was initially worried her cerebral palsy would prevent the experience.
She told Barb:
"Thank you Barb! I had such a great time!! Tell Roy thank you and hope to see him again on the 24th. I hope to be a regular rider. I’m hooked."
"I can't express to you all how wonderful this was today! Tom is amazing and you all have the biggest hearts! Love, love, love what you do and look forward to seeing you again! - Theresa & Ivy, on Ivy's 96th birthday trishaw experience
Dawn and her husband John really enjoyed the ride with Kevin. John is recovering from surgery and isn't able to get around on his own just yet, so the trishaw experience afforded him some wind in the hair!
Christine from Wheat Ridge Parks & Rec: "What a great experience our seniors and our twenty-something volunteer trip driver had yesterday with pilots Melissa, Blaine, and Reed. They enjoyed the ride through Hudson Gardens and ‘the countryside,’ as one patron called it. They felt secure and very welcome. The pilots are so friendly and clearly enjoy older people. Melissa shared a great photo of the group and I passed it along to our patrons.
In short, they want to do it again!
Thanks so much for being so organized and easy to work with."
"Just want to tell you how very much I enjoyed the Trishaw trip and honestly, my friends were just blown away with the pleasure of it. Also, I coaxed my neighbor into riding with me--she never would have if she'd had time to think about it, and she really loved it. So, truly it was such a fun, lovely time. Thank you for caring and giving me the extra chance to experience it. Also, our drivers were absolutely GREAT!! Please let them know how much they were appreciated."
"My sister Dede and I can’t thank you enough for the trishaw ride yesterday. Our pilot Reed was fantastic, and Dede enjoyed talking with him. We appreciated Reed’s expertise. We’re also grateful for the amount of time he spent with us. CWA provides a wonderful service for people who formerly enjoyed cycling, but are are no longer able to do so on their own. Thanks again." -Bill
"I really enjoyed my ride and the time spent with you. Even the rain didn’t spoil the fun in Clement Park on Tuesday. Thanks for all you do, including baking delicious cookies." -Barbara G
"WOO! I am Queen for the day! I love seeing the beautiful trees and being outside! Summer is here!" -Lois
Berta and her 12-year-old granddaughter, Kailey, enjoyed their time on the trishaw. We loved listening to Berta describe her family's experience during the 1965 flood, with one house getting 6' of water and another floating downstream! In his picture their at the educational display atop Chatfield Dam. What a fun ride!
"Mary gave a ride to a gentleman Kevin with Down Syndrome and his sister/caregiver, Kristen. I talked with Kristen today and she was in tears telling me the story of their ride. She couldn't believe he actually got in the trishaw and then at the end of his ride he flicked his hair back as though he was looking in the mirror as though wind was blowing through his hair. Kristen said, "He got it!!" This was such a beautiful moment for both of them. They will be taking more rides. She is so grateful for the experience." -Barb
"I spend so much time in my room. For a while you can find things to do -- puzzles, playing on the computer, Bible study -- but it’s hard. We’re all feeling that loneliness. But when I’m out on the trishaw, I feel like I’m queen for a day. It’s been such a blessing.” -Bonnie
"It’s so pleasant gliding along beneath the green leaves." -Merlin
"This was from our ride on Thursday which was super duper windy! But Aunt Molly and Jan insisted on going and it was quite the fun adventure!" -Mary (pilot)
We have tough pilots and passengers who are always up for an adventure - rain, wind or shine!
"Hello, I just wanted to take a minute to Thank You and Marty for the wonderful ride that was given to my mom and sister on Monday, 8-31-2020. My mom is in an Asst Living and my sister has ALS and you truly made an impact. They enjoyed the ride and wind in their hair! They are not able to do this kind of thing anymore but they love the outdoors so this was just perfect! Thank you so much! Keep up the good work."
"Almost everyone that has come that we've sent have loved it. We have a Bible study and I'm the advertiser for CWA!"
"Thank you for making Anna's 99th birthday a once-in-a-lifetime memory. She thoroughly enjoyed the ride AND telling the story over and over to her friends the rest of the week. It's a memory she can re-live many times." -her niece, Candie
“I get to feel the wind in my hair!” -Marion
“Good morning my name is Glen from RiverPointe and my partner on the ride yesterday was Janice. We had just a delightful time, went all the way down to the reservoir. Evan was our person that helped us, and he did a beautiful job. I just enjoyed talking with him and we had just a delightful time. I wanted to thank you all and say how much we really enjoyed it. Evan was a good bicycle rider and interactor with us. So, I want to commend him to you and also the whole idea of the ride. God Bless you and thank you.” -Glen
“My parents LOVED! the ride last Friday with Casey. She was just amazing and my dad said it was the highlight of the last 6 months. I really hope they will schedule more rides.” -Julie C
"My trishaw ride was so peaceful and so relaxing. I felt so free." -Ruby
"Mary is absolutely a terrific pilot. She kept Jack engaged the whole time!" -Kris
"I never thought I would have the opportunity to ride a bike with my son, today that dream came true. Thank you!" -Rachael
"I felt a sense of freedom and joy, a reconnection with nature and humanity; a curiosity resurrected about environment, others and self. I have great gratitude to Ole (the original founder from Denmark) and the generous, caring volunteers and for being alive!" -Molly
"The pilots really deserve a round of applause. They are volunteers! These pilots are unbelievable and know exactly what to say and where to go." -Robbie
Visiting Angels client Jeanne enjoys a ride through downtown Littleton with her care specialist Cyndi to see the Halloween decorations.
“I physically can’t bike anymore, and I didn’t realize how much I missed it. It’s so refreshing being out in God’s world.” -Bonnie
"I've always loved the wind in my hair! I enjoyed skiing." - Helen
"Thank you again for organizing the ride yesterday for my mom and making it so special with your sign, treats, and balloons! She had a great time and has been telling everyone about it. Please share this note with Chris, as we want to thank him for his expert ride that was sure special for my mom. You all are great leaders of goodwill!” -Julie F
"We had a blast and Crew loved it all. Honestly didn't think we could meet people like you and Gail but Barb was amazing. The attention she showed Crew and Tracey and myself was very genuine. She is such a wonderful person. It was a very memorable experience!" -Matt
"There's talk about a spike in the COVID cases and I thought, you know that trishaw...it gives a spike to mental health, to raising our spirits and to knowing that the basic core of goodness in every person is being realized in this program." -Molly
R. Ride with wind in your hair
I. Ice cream stops along the way
S. Scenery...flowers, fauna, and wildlife
H. Highlight of the day...
A. Awesome pilots
W. Wonderful memories
"We still have the glow! Mom and all our family had a perfectly lovely, very unique and special, day with you and your loyal crew! Deep thanks." -Lynn
"Thursday was sooo fun. The residents all enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for making it happen." -Linda
"Thank you for the opportunity to have wind in my hair!"