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Access. Connection. Health: A 2020 Bright Spot in a Northern Michigan Neighborhood

In 2018, Norte, along with many citizen advocates, pushed hard for more sidewalks in Traverse City’s Traverse Heights neighborhood – a historically […]

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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 […]

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It’s still mountain bike season out there!

  Hitting Our Stride As we wrap up our third week of practice and tip over the halfway point of the season, […]

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The Story of “No Bike? No Problem”

Last month, McLain Cycle and Fitness donated over 200 bikes to Norte’s Bike Library.   Two weeks ago, I met with the […]

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The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation + Active-For-Life Kids: 3 Years of Growth and Impact in 3 Graphs

In 2017, five individuals helped the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation put Team Orange on rocket fuel with a three year investment. […]

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VIDEO: Northern Michigan Walks To School Day

We love this video by our friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan from last year. Northern Michigan Walks to School […]

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Elk Rapids Update: It takes a Community – Thank You 🙏

  This story was originally shared with Norte’s Elk Rapids Update. Sign up below It Takes a Community My husband and I […]

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Michigan’s Largest Youth Mountain Bike Team Stands on the Shoulders of Giants

As Michigan’s largest youth mountain bike team hits the trails this fall, we want to thank all those who have made the […]

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Home Park Pride: Norte’s New Home in Elk Rapids

In the winter of 2016, Norte moved out of the Schmidt garage into the old “Police Sector” building in the Grand Traverse […]

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Join Team Orange: Norte Hiring a Business Manager

Norte is hiring! Norte is seeking an Business Manager to join our team.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about happy, healthy, […]

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Registration Open For Norte’s 2020 Explore Academy

Norte’s Explore Academy once  again invites teens to learn and use their voice to shape their community. Norte’s advocacy program is again […]

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Adventurama 2020 Wrap Up!

Happy people on bikes Adventurama 2020 was off the charts. Gracias! 180 happy people on bicycles 8 generous Adventurama sponsors 9 amazing […]

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Norte’s 2020 Summer Bike Camp Report: Bikes. Friends. Adventure.

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL Whoa! That went by fast.   Eleven weeks full of friends, fun, and adventure. Riders learned lots about […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: What’s Your Safe Route this Fall? 👟

Advocacy Newsletter, September 3, 2020 With all the uncertainties ahead this fall, looking both ways and making safe, healthy choices is as […]

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My buddy Jack and this once-in-a-century opportunity

  I met Jack on March 1st, 2019. He was a fifth-grader at Eastern Elementary. It was after-school, on a sunny Friday […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: Change Begins with a First Step

Advocacy Newsletter, July 22, 2020 Join us tomorrow (Wednesday, July 22) in rolling with the Northern Michigan Anti Racism Task Force. We riding […]

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Eric’s VERY Heavy Recap

My 2020 Heavy Ride is in the books, and I’m feeling back to normal, so it’s time to do a post-mortem on […]

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Bike Life: Sami is Here to Help

  Meet Samantha Maldonado, a.k.a. Sami Sami has been a part of the Norte family since 2018 when she arrived from Ecuador […]

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Laura Otwell: Traverse City’s Pro Walk/Pro Bike Matriarch

This story first appeared in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. When Johanna and I moved to Traverse City from Arizona in 2006 and […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: Who’s afraid to walk through a work zone?

Advocacy Newsletter, June 30, 2020 Terri Hanson rides to work every day and has crossed Division Street at Seventh St. hundreds of times. […]

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