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Get to Know the Candidates: Office of City Commissioner, Traverse City

This week, Norte offered the 10 candidates for the five open seats for City Commission of Traverse City an opportunity to speak […]

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Get to Know the Candidates: Office of City Commissioner, Traverse City (Two-Year)

This week, Norte offered the 10 candidates for the five open seats for City Commission of Traverse City an opportunity to speak […]

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Get to Know the Candidates: Office of Mayor, Traverse City

This fall, the Traverse City City Commission has a total of five seats open on the seven-member council. The fives seats are spread […]

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Week 4: Grand Traverse Youth Mountain Bike Team Update

 Week 4 newsletter This season has flown by as fast as a 2nd grader skids through a rear tire! Tuesdays’ rain cancellation […]

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Next Up! A Walk and Bike Network Designed for Everyone

Advocacy Newsletter, October 1, 2019 Greetings Neighbors, Many of us have attended community meetings where consultants wow us with transformative illustrations of […]

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Designing Cities for Everyone

2.5km of Toronto’s King Street was recently converted to transit priority. Transit demand drove the decision and now the street has room […]

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What’s Does a Better Bike (and Walk) Network Look Like?

On August 29, Team Orange came together for a beverage, solidarity, and to voice their desires for Traverse City’s bike and walk […]

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Happy, Healthy, Ready To Learn + Northern Michigan Walks To School Day

With generous support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, TBA Credit Union, Traverse City Track Club, Sweet Pea, and Oryana Community Co-op,  Norte […]

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Orange You Glad It’s Fall?

Forget Pumpkin Spice and Football, Bikes are the Best Part of Fall! We’re pumped for our best fall ever. There’s just nothing […]

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Adventurama 2019 Wrap Up!

Well happy people on bikes, Adventurama 2019 was one for the books! 170 happy people on bicycles 9 generous Adventurama sponsors 13 […]

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Engage and Represent: Serve on a Local Board or Committee

As local communities gear up for November elections, this is an opportune time to remind Team Orange that there are plenty of […]

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Adventurama is Coming. Here are 7 Things to Know!

Big day tomorrow, squads! We are SO excited. Here’s a bunch of things to know. 1. The rules: Have FUN! Adventurama is […]

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Got 7.5 hours for more Traverse City kids on mountain bikes this fall?

Are you an awesome person who likes riding mountain bikes and helping kids succeed? We need you. Norte has 28 teams of […]

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Bikes. Friends. Adventure: The Bike Más Project to Empower Kids to be Active For Life at 22 Schools in the Grand Traverse Region this Fall

The Bike Más Project teaches confidence, independence, and bike safety skills to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders through empowerment, education, and […]

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Norte Launches Planning Program for Teens

For Immediate Release NORTE LAUNCHES URBAN PLANNING PROGRAM FOR TEENS August 22, 2019 — Traverse City, MI.  Norte Advocacy is introducing teens […]

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What grade would you give Garfield Avenue?

Greetings Citizen Advocates, I’m writing to relay the results of the Garfield Walking audit, share a peek at our first protected bike […]

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Norte is Hiring! Join Team Orange

Passionate about bicycles? Like working with kids? Want to build stronger, better connected and more walk/bike-friendly communities? Join us. Norte is Northern […]

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Norte Does Shoreline West: Notes From The Road (Part 2)

Day #1-3 Recap HERE Day #4: Rest Day in Traverse City The team took it easy today. We slept in on our […]

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Norte Fall Program Registration Now Open

Off the couch. Off the screen. Let’s get outside and ride bikes with friends in this amazing place we call home. Norte […]

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Norte Does Shoreline West: Notes From The Road (Part 1)

5 members of our youth leadership council, El Liderato, are riding 360 miles from Montague to the Bridge in support of the […]

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