The Suttons Bay/Leelanau Montessori Water Wheel Express


The Suttons Bay/Leelanau Montessori Water Wheel Express is a Norte! powered Bike Train that connects The Village of Suttons Bay to Suttons Bay Elementary/Leelanau Montessori School for Bike To School Fridays.

The Water Wheel Express departs from its Station at Water Wheel Park at 7:45. It enjoys a short but sweet and rather lovely ride through the village to school.

About a 1 km ride.


A Norte! volunteer will lead The Water Wheel to school. Parents are responsible for getting their child to The Water Wheel Express Station on time.

We are in need of an awesome mom/dad/volunteer to help lead the train back to the park after school. If interested, please email us at

Our trains pride themselves on being punctual. We can’t be late for school therefore The Water Wheel will not wait for anyone.

Bike To School Fridays rules apply:

Helmets required
Safe riding mandatory
Smiles and High Fives encouraged

Please email Kasey Wierzba, The Water Wheel Express’s chief Conductor, at if you’re planning on riding The Water Wheel Express.

Learn more about our Traverse City-wide (and Suttons Bay!!) bike train network HERE or email questions to

Bike Happy. Bike Más. Bike TC.