The Westwoods Rebel


The Westwoods Rebel is a Norte! powered bike train that connects the Long Lake neighborhood to Westwoods Elementary for Fridays Fantastico.

The Rebel departs from its Station at Principal Tiesworth’s house at 1122 Fisher Road at 8:25. With a nod to the lightweight, streamlined Diesel-electric trains of the 1930s, the Rebel enjoys a short but sweet ride and awfully straight ride to school.

About a 0.5 km ride.


The Rebel is a perfect “drive2bike” train for those students in the Long Lake area who don’t live within biking distance. Parents are welcome to avoid the car line by driving the students/bikes to the Station so that they can pedal the last bit to school

A Norte! volunteer will lead the Rebel to school. Parents are responsible for getting their child to the station on time as well as picking them up at school.

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

Fridays Fantastico rules apply:

Helmets required
Safe riding mandatory
Smiles and High Fives encouraged

Please email Juli Tiesworth, the Rebel’s chief Conductor, at if you’re planning on riding the train.

Learn more about The Great Traverse City Bike Train Experiment HERE.

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