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News / Blog Community News Senior Citizens Day: Five Reasons for Older Texans to Ride

Senior Citizens Day: Five Reasons for Older Texans to Ride

brenda and sister on a bike 1963August 21 is Senior Citizens Day, and we join with others across the nation in honoring older Americans. We also celebrate that so many older people are choosing to ride a bike! Why ride once you're over 60? Here are five great reasons:

We’re delighted that on the day after Senior Citizens Day, an 83-year-old from Utah will be joining BikeTexas, BikeMN, and NCSL on the 10th Annual NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride in Minneapolis. We’ve heard that his age is no barrier-- he still loves to ride a bike!

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BikeTexas strongly supports the infrastructure that gives our older Texans the confidence to take to a bicycle for the first time in a long time. Our streets should be designed for everyone to use, from age 8 to 80 and beyond! Learn more at biketexas.org/completestreets

Happy Senior Citizens Day! Let the older people in your life know you appreciate them today-- maybe by inviting them for a bike ride!

Photos, top to bottom: BikeTexas staff member Brenda Chuleewah and her sister trying out Brenda’s new bike in 1963; Two happy attendees of the 2013 NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride in Atlanta; BikeTexas staff members Durwood and Allene Mayfield rolling through Austin.

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