Ready for Spring, Ready to Roll

Ben Boyce previews the Previously Loved Bicycle Neighborhood Yard Sale happening Sunday, May 2.

Right now, Norte‘s volunteer mechanics are busy fixing up used bikes for spring. They turn more donated bicycles into ready-to-ride bikes for our bike libraryEssential, and to sell every day. The money raised through our used bike sales supports Norte‘s busy season ahead.

This Sunday, May 2, we take that experience to another level with the annual Previously Loved Bicycle Neighborhood Yard Sale. Our goal, to be honest, is to clean out the Wheelhouse and make way for another year of bikes, programs, and adventures. It’s also a great way to jump-start Northern Michigan Bike Month.

The yard sale is an excellent time to repurpose an old bike — or two — and get rolling. We sell used bikes of all ages, types, and sizes, including many that are not-all-that-used. We will also have a few fixer-uppers priced to move, in addition to bike accessories that we have accumulated over the year—need a used car rack?

We also invite the public to clean out their garage and sell a used bike themselves. Individuals are invited to sell their bike or bike accessory for a small table fee of $10.

If you needed another reason to visit Norte this weekend, it might be your first chance to meet our newest staff member and proud Wheelhouse Manager, John Deely. John has big plans for the Wheelhouse, and coincidentally, his plans require more room, so the yard sale is perfectly timed.

With John at the helm, the Grand Traverse region can look forward to a new and improved Norte Wheelhouse. A more organized, useable space will help us grow our youth and adult programs, increase Norte‘s volunteer base, and grow the Community Bike Shop. All helping build a happy, healthy, strong community.

Help Norte spread the bike love and find your new favorite bike thing at the Previously Loved Bicycle Neighborhood Yard Sale.

Let’s roll!

Ben, Program Director

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