Keep It Rolling, Keep Smiling: Safely

I couldn’t be prouder of Team Norte. Our coaches and volunteers, core staff and the board of directors, and the hundreds of young riders and their families involved in Norte programs this year have all embraced the added responsibility of 2020 with steady resilience and calm.

In June, we cautiously opened up The Traverse City Summer Bike Camp. On the first day, campers showed up with masks on and wide-eyed with excitement. We quickly realized they were also wearing huge smiles under these new accessories. Pandemic or no pandemic, they were ready to ride. And, so were we.

We’ve continued riding into the fall as we ride our way through the fourth week of practice for the Grand Traverse Regional Youth Mountain Bike Team and the third week of The Bike Más Project. We’re having a blast and – for the most part – celebrating the time out on the trails with near-perfect fall weather.

Yet, with all the fun we’re having, we are still working tirelessly to keep a promise to our staff, young riders, and their families to keep them safe and healthy. And also do Norte’s part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. We can confidently deliver our programs because of the team effort, and that effort includes all of you. Thank you.

As positive cases rise and fall in the community, let’s keep being responsible and doing our part to keep it rolling.

  • Wear your masks.
  • Maintain safe distances.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Monitor your health.

And, as always, let’s have fun out there.

Happy. Healthy. Strong. Responsibly.

— Ty