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Making A Difference: 18 Impactful Norte Programs and Projects

Your support of these 18 impactful programs and projects is a reminder of the power of Team Orange — how many people doing their small part can have a big impact.

Because of you, we’ll be able to continue to empower the young and young at heart to be happy, healthy and active for life and help build stronger, better connected and more walk/bike-friendly neighborhoods in the Grand Traverse region.

Thank you for your generosity and commitment to happy, healthy, strong kids, families and communities. And we know we can do even more, together.

Every contribution makes a difference. 

Let’s keep it rolling.

Norte is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID 46-4861142), and your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

More Girls on Bikes

Because girls on bikes are healthy, independent, confident girls. Girls on bikes are strong girls. And…

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More Girls on Bikes

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Because girls on bikes are healthy, independent, confident girls. Girls on bikes are strong girls. And strong girls will change the world.

Funds will help provide scholarships to Norte programs for girls in needs.

Norte is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID 46-4861142), and your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

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2019 Elk Rapids Strong Project Fund

The Elk Rapids Strong Project aims to help weave a culture of health into the fabric…

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2019 Elk Rapids Strong Project Fund

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The Elk Rapids Strong Project aims to help weave a culture of health into the fabric of Elk Rapids to help it be its best – its healthiest.

Young people in Elk Rapids learning to move and be physically active as part of ordinary life – like going to school or the park or the library or the beach – and then inspiring their parents, teachers, principals, neighbors and community to do the same is a powerful means to sustainable well-living and healthfulness.

Funds will help support this project including Elk Rapids’ Safe Routes To School initiative and scholarships for Elk Rapids’ Bike Mas Project and Estrellas program.

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2019 Northport Strong Project Fund

The Northport Strong Project aims to help weave a culture of health into the fabric of…

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2019 Northport Strong Project Fund

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The Northport Strong Project aims to help weave a culture of health into the fabric of Northport to help it be its best – its healthiest.

Young people in Northport learning to move and be physically active as part of ordinary life – like going to school or the park or the library or the beach – and then inspiring their parents, teachers, principals, neighbors and community to do the same is a powerful means to sustainable well-living and healthfulness.

Funds will help support this project including Northport’s Safe Routes To School initiative and scholarships for Northport’s Bike Mas Project and Estrellas program.

Norte is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID 46-4861142), and your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

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Team Orange Operations

It's not sexy but paying rent, insurance and salaries are a necessity that allows us to…

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Team Orange Operations

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It’s not sexy but paying rent, insurance and salaries are a necessity that allows us to do what we do.

Funds will help support Norte’s day to day operations.

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Family Clubhouse Memberships

The Clubhouse, our community bike shop at the Civic Center, is a space to learn, fix,…

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Family Clubhouse Memberships

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The Clubhouse, our community bike shop at the Civic Center, is a space to learn, fix, create, tweak, align, repair, maintain and adjust.

We share our tools, benches, bikes, and knowledge with our members to strengthen community and advance our mission of building a stronger, better connected and more bicycle friendly Traverse City.

Every $25 will go to fund a year family membership.

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Grand Traverse Region Youth Leadership Council

We believe young people are to be seen, heard, and valued by their community. We believe…

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Grand Traverse Region Youth Leadership Council

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We believe young people are to be seen, heard, and valued by their community. We believe in their abilities to take action and contribute to making their neighborhoods safer and healthier places to live. Norte is committed to not just being youth-focused, but youth-driven too.

El Liderato, our youth leadership council, empowers young people to stand up, speak up, get involved and do good in their community.

The council is made up of a small group of awesome young men and women aged 13 – 18 who are dedicated to helping Norte advocate for stronger, better connected and more walk/bike friendly communities in the Grand Traverse region.

Funds will help support this work.

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Grand Traverse Region Safe Routes To School

Norte administers the Safe Routes To School initiative across the Grand Traverse region. Our programs, projects,…

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Grand Traverse Region Safe Routes To School

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Norte administers the Safe Routes To School initiative across the Grand Traverse region. Our programs, projects, and events are dedicated to empowering students of all ages to actively get themselves to school.

Funds will help support this work.

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Grand Traverse Region Pro Walk/Pro Bike Advocacy

Norte is committed to building a stronger, better connected and more walk/bike friendly communities in the…

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Grand Traverse Region Pro Walk/Pro Bike Advocacy

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Norte is committed to building a stronger, better connected and more walk/bike friendly communities in the Grand Traverse region.

We believe that people of all ages and abilities have the right to safely access schools, parks, neighborhoods, beaches, businesses, and public transit by bike or foot.  Our Pro Walk/Pro Bike team pushes for best practice walk/bike infrastructure, forward-thinking policy, and smart community design for stronger neighborhoods in the Grand Traverse region.

Funds will help support this work.

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Grand Traverse Youth Mountain Bike Team

Norte's youth mountain bike team is made up of 100+ stellar elementary, middle and high school…

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Grand Traverse Youth Mountain Bike Team

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Norte’s youth mountain bike team is made up of 100+ stellar elementary, middle and high school students in the Grand Traverse region.

The team’s goal is to unleash confidence and independence through FUN! while also empowering young people to be fit, fast, strong, and gritty.

This is an ongoing fundraising campaign with a goal of $3,000. Funds will help support jerseys, race registrations, coaching, and SNACKS in 2019.

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Tools for The Solution

Help us purchase two complete toolsets for The Solution, our learn-to-wrench community project. Norte is a…

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Tools for The Solution

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Help us purchase two complete toolsets for The Solution, our learn-to-wrench community project.

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Helmets for Norte Programs

Help us keep our kids' noggins safe! Funds will help purchase helmets for our Estrellas, Amigos,…

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Helmets for Norte Programs

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Help us keep our kids’ noggins safe!

Funds will help purchase helmets for our Estrellas, Amigos, Bike Más Project and Mountain Bike programs.

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Scholarships for Norte Programs

So kids can participate in our after-school and summer programs no matter their family's means. The…

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Scholarships for Norte Programs

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So kids can participate in our after-school and summer programs no matter their family’s means.

The Bike Más Project, after-school, adventure-based bike safety program for upper elementary and middle school students= $35

Farm Team, after-school mountain bike program for elementary students = $85

Traverse City Summer Bike Camp, week-long camp teaching knowledge, confidence, and independence through adventure for elementary and middle school students  = $110

JV (middle school) & Varsity (high school) Teams, after-school mountain bike program = $135

Learn more about these programs HERE.

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Bikes for The Bike Más Project

Help us purchase 4 bikes so kids without can still participate in The Bike Más Project,…

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Bikes for The Bike Más Project

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Help us purchase 4 bikes so kids without can still participate in The Bike Más Project, our adventure-based bike safety program for elementary and middle school students.

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Bikes for the Amigos

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Bikes for the Amigos

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Norte is for happy, healthy, ready to learn kids no matter their ability. We believe in inclusion and that every child should have the opportunity to experience the joy of riding a bicycle.

The Amigos is an educational program that teaches confidence, independence, and bike/pedestrian safety skills to young people with special needs through empowerment, education, and adventure.

Funds raised will help purchase more adaptive bikes (price range: $1,000 – $2,000 per bike) for the Amigos program.

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Shed for the Estrellas

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Shed for the Estrellas

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Norte is for happy, healthy, ready to learn kids in the Grand Traverse region no matter their age. We are also huge fans of balance bikes and believe that there is no better way to teach children how to ride.

Estrellas, our learn-to-ride program for preschoolers using balance bikes, started in 2016 and is growing quickly. We have many bikes but nowhere to store them when the kids aren’t using them.

Funds will help fund supplies and labor to build a storage shed next to the Clubhouse to store the balance bikes.

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Ramps and Mountain Bike Features for the Clubhouse

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Ramps and Mountain Bike Features for the Clubhouse

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We need more things to play bikes at the Clubhouse so Farm Team practice – after school mountain bike program for elementary students – will be awesome’er.

Funds to help support supplies and labor to build the ramps, jumps and features.

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Supplies for the Wheelhouse

The Wheelhouse is Norte's new community space for learning at the Grand Traverse Civic Center that teaches…

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Supplies for the Wheelhouse

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The Wheelhouse is Norte’s new community space for learning at the Grand Traverse Civic Center that teaches and reinforces bike education through a variety of programs as well as independent and self-directed learning activities:

1) The Traverse City Community Bike Shop: Sharing tools, benches, bikes, and knowledge with the public so they can repair and maintain their bikes.

2) The Grand Traverse Kids’ Bike Library: Ensuring awesome kids have awesome bikes no matter their family’s resources.

3) El Barrio Bike Fix: A weekly summertime community bike fix where we fix, create, tweak, align, repair, maintain and adjust bicycles together.

4) La Solucion: A bike mechanic apprenticeship program that trains local high schoolers to become employable at local bike shops.

5) The Civic Center Traffic Garden: A future Safe Routes To School project to allow elementary students to learn bike safety skills in a safe setting.

Funds will help fund the supplies needed for these projects.

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