Norte’s Balance Bike Share
Norte is for happy, healthy, ready to learn kids in Northern Michigan 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, thanks to Superior Physical Therapy, Priority Health, Fifth Third Bank and McLain Cycle and Fitness, is growing.
The Estrellas is both an in-school 4-week program for preschoolers during the fall/winter/spring at 23 area schools and a twice-weekly summertime meet-up community event at the Clubhouse.
During the summer we also share the balance bikes for a small suggested contribution of $25. Bikes must be returned no later than September 7th.
We have regular balance bikes good for most 2-4 year olds and bigger 16″ balance bikes for taller 4-7 year olds.
HOW THE BALANCE BIKE SHARE WORKS:
- Schedule an appointment.
- Come to the Clubhouse (small building near the playground at the Civic Center) to pick up the balance bike. No contact. We’ll leave the bike out for you to pick up.
- Make a small contribution of $25 via the form below.
- Ride. Lots! Like all summer long.
- Return the bike no later than September 7th.
BALANCE BIKE SHARE PAYMENT
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