Discovery Memory Care sets Sequim Wheelers fundraiser

Sequim Wheelers fundraiser

When: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18

Where: Discovery Memory Care, 408 W. Washington St.

More info: 360-683-7047,

The Sequim Wheelers are rolling out a fundraiser for their program that helps get community members into the great outdoors.

Discovery Memory Care hosts a fundraising event for the Sequim Wheelers program that offers free, adaptive wheelchair bike rides, on a duet or opair wheelchair bicycle, to elderly and disabled community members, including children.

The event is set for 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Discovery Memory Care, 408 W. Washington St.

Sponsored by Wright’s Home Care Agency and Discovery Memory Care, the event features music from Old Sidekicks and Just in Thyme, entertainment from the Laff Pack, plus popcorn, snow cones, a bake sale and a yard sale.

Funds raised go to support the program’s ongoing costs such as insurance, maintenance of equipment, volunteer training and possible purchase of different adaptive bikes.

Lepping said the organization is working with five nursing/assisted living facilities in the area and provide about 40 rides per month.

“We have been providing rides for Discovery Memory Care on a regular basis (every Tuesday) since mid-May 2019,” Sequim Wheelers founder Nicole Lepping said. “It has been a great cooperation.”

The Sequim Wheelers group gave its first rides in July 2018, and between then and October of 2018 completed 90 rides. This year, the group started in May and — weather permitting — group leaders expects to end the season in October or early November with about 180 rides for the year.

The group gave rides at a number of public events this year, including the Irrigation Festival, rides to the the City of Sequim’s summer concert series at Carrie Blake Community Park, the Tour de Lavender, and Ian Mackay’s Sea to Sound event.

“The overall goal is always a quality time for our elderly and disabled community members in the outdoors on our beautiful ODT (Olympic Discovery Trail) that usually couldn’t head out for a bike ride on their own,” Lepping said.

Sequim Wheelers has about 35 trained volunteers — the group is always seeking more, Lepping noted — and a standard ride see a group of six bikes: two riders (with “wheelers”), two pilots and two safeties.

For more information about the event, call 360-683-7047 or email to

For more about Sequim Wheelers, see or email to

More in News

New coronavirus cases traced to UW outbreak

Jefferson County has two more positive COVID-19 cases, both tied to an… Continue reading

Clallam County Courthouse workers hang bunting on the front of the historic Port Angeles courthouse on Wednesday in honor of Independence Day. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Special events to mark amended Fourth of July celebrations

The COVID-19 pandemic has scuttled plans for many July Fourth celebrations across… Continue reading

OMC commissioner questions per diem testing policy

The two Olympic Medical Center employees who tested positive for COVID-19 were… Continue reading

Health officers urge caution on Fourth; Clallam adds two COVID-19 cases

North Olympic Peninsula health officers are urging caution during the Fourth of… Continue reading

Shelter resident, Serenity House employee test positive

Two people at Serenity House of Clallam County tested positive for COVID-19… Continue reading

More COVID-19 cases in Clallam; none new in Jefferson

Four more Clallam County residents have been reported Wednesday as having tested… Continue reading

Early-morning fire damages East Sequim Bay Road home

An early morning fire Wednesday, July 1, has left a 4,000-square-foot home… Continue reading

With 4 new COVID-19 cases, Clallam County to remain in Phase 2

Clallam County will remain in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening… Continue reading

Clallam’s childcare crunch: Community leaders explore options

Expanding locations, training some of the options discussed

Most Read