Kiwanis Club of Traverse City to be title sponsor of The Bike Más Project

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Awesome news! Our friends at the Kiwanis Club of Traverse City are continuing their work to “Serve the Children” as the 2017 title sponsor of Norte!’s Bike Más Project. The Bike Más Project teaches urban bike safety skills through empowerment, education, and adventure… much adventure!

The Bike Más Project began in the spring of 2015 at Traverse Heights Elementary and now thanks to the Kiwanis Club and other sponsors including the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Great Lakes Stainless, Higher Grounds, GT Pie, Grand Traverse Children’s Clinic, TCAPS, Oryana and Munson Medical Center, we are excited to grow to reach more – lots more! – kids in 2017.

“The Kiwanis Club of Traverse City has a strong history of supporting opportunities for youth to develop skills and encourage safe participation in lifelong recreational activities”,  says Kiwanis President, Matt Wiliford. “Generations of youth have learned to ski and snowboard at Mt. Holiday via the Record-Eagle Ski and Snowboard School, and now we are happy to extend support to the work of Norte!”

The Bike Más Project serves local 3rd – 6th graders in two different ways: as a free after-school program at Eastern, Central Grade, Traverse Heights and Willow Hill Elementary Schools this spring, and through six (6) week-long camp sessions in the summer.

“We participated in this program last summer with two of our children. They both absolutely loved it. Not only did it get them out and physically active, as a biking family, the Norte! group taught them critical bicycle safety skills while instilling the love of cycling through making it incredibly fun.” – Amanda DeBruyn

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