A Norte! Story: Katie Bikes Happy To School With Friends

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Meet Katie. Katie is a 3rd grader at TCAPS Montesorri @ Glenn Loomis. She is part of the all girl Montessori Trolley bike train. Katie also joined us for bike2sail, bike2camp, Tour de TART “training” rides, Traverse City Walks To School Day, Winter Bike To School Day and the Cherry Fest parade. Wow. Awesome, right?!

We asked Katie to share her experience with us. Here’s her story:

Biking To School With Friends
by: Katie Clark

I like riding bicycles to school with friends because they are fun to talk with while you pedal fast.  Going fast seems very smooth and soft, like going down an ice hill and the ice is so smooth and gentle.   I really like riding by myself too, it is fun.  Then you can imagine that you are with friends on an adventure going all around the world on a bike.  It is just really fun, fun, fun. 

Katie’s Bike-tastic Photo Gallery

Norte! has played a part in mucho Bike Happy moments in Traverse City this year. From pedaling to school to exploring our woods and trails, Norte! has empowered our local youth, like Katie, to be resilient, independent, and self confident both on and off their bikes.

If you liked Katie’s story and want to support more of the same, please consider donating to our end-of-year Bike Happy, Traverse City  campaign. With your continued support, we’re committed to building a more bike-friendly Traverse City by inspiring its youth through bicycles.

Gracias. And let’s ride bikes together soon.