The Share the Plate recipient for August is Portland Wheelers.

Portland Wheelers has been providing experiences for people unable to ride a bike by themselves since their founding in 2015. The program gets people outdoors for therapeutic recreation, socialization, and adventure. With a fleet of specially adapted tricycles, volunteer “pilots” pedal with the “wheelers” on group rides around the greater Portland area, interacting one-on-one and enjoying the streets and trails throughout the community.

Portland Wheelers brings these rides to a number of residential facilities (assisted living communities, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, etc.) as well as welcoming individuals who may be interested. Rides are always free to the wheelers enjoying them. As a small, volunteer-led non-profit, donations help fund the expenses associated with keeping the organization running and maintaining the fleet.

Nominated by Jim Mason.

 

To make an offering online, you can give via Breeze and choose “Give to Plate”.