Norte! goes to Sleeping Bear: An Every Kid In A Park adventure


Explore your parks and public lands by bicycle with thousands of people across the country on the same day — the first ever Bike Your Park Day is this Saturday, September 24.

Bring your friends and family and join the celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial, Adventure Cycling’s 40th, and National Public Lands Day, a free entrance day in some parks.

Also, Every Kid In A Park is a federal program that allows 4th graders and their entire family to score free access to all national parks/lakeshores, forests and wildlife refuges across the country for the 2016-17 school year.

How It Works:

Meet us at 9:15 on the Hall Street Bus Station with your bike to take the 9:30 BATA Bike-Bus to Glenn Arbor. Or just meet us at Cherry Republic in Glenn Arbor at 10:40.

Bike to Glen Haven on the trail to explore the beaches and museums.

Ride the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail to the Dune Climb for snacks/lunch.

Pedal to Empire’s Sleeping Bear Dunes visitor center to get the 4th grader’s free national park pass.

Catch the 2:40 bus back to TC from Empire arriving home at 4:00. Or pedal back to your car in Glenn Arbor if you drove.

BYO-snacks/lunch. Bus riders should also bring $3 to cover the fare to and from the park.

Every Kid in a Park pass info HERE.

BATA’s Bike n Ride schedule HERE.

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