Happy. Healthy. Strong.

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Thanks to you, year three was a good one for Norte!. The best yet, actually.

Here’s a smattering of our 2016 accomplishments:

  • Empowered 1000+ active, happy, ready-to-learn elementary and middle school students across Traverse City to walk/bike to school year round.
  • Nominated for the Safe Routes To School Organization Of The Year award and invited to present our Great Traverse City Bike Train Experiment successes at their National conference.
  • Launched El Barrio Bike Fix, our pedal-powered mobile bike shop and program that teaches basic bike maintenance to youth.
  • Expanded our adventure-based bike safety program, The Bike Más Project, to Traverse Heights, Central Grade, Eastern Elementary and a week long summer camp.
  • Started the Estrellas, our learn to ride program for preschoolers using balance bikes, at Eastern Elementary that continued as a very successful weekly summertime meet-up at F&M Park.
  • Grew our Bike Library to 80+ bicycles that allows awesome kids to check out awesome bikes to ride to school no matter their family’s resources.
  • Less screen time, more bike time in the woods! Our mountain bike programming including Vasa Domingos is getting mucho fit, confident and strong kids into our Northern Michigan forests.
  • Everybody on bikes! TC Rides, our summertime slow roll, has become a not to be missed Wednesday night happening for people of all ages.
  • We’re going home! Look for our new Clubhouse at the Civic Center soon.

Norte! is ready to dig deeper and reach our bike-loving arms wider. We’re more motivated than ever to continue to inspire, empower, engage, advocate, educate, encourage, support, nurture, love and help build a happy, healthy and strong Traverse City.

Your gift will support our programs and allow us to continue to strengthen community in this amazing place we call home.

Please make your donation today.

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