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Why language matters and accidents aren’t accidents

by Gary Howe, Advocacy Director Implicit bias in the language we use to discuss walking and biking was a key topic through […]

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Getting past the myths that persist

2019 is shaping up to be an awesome year for people who walk and bike in Traverse City. In June, MDOT will […]

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Northern Michigan Kids Are About To Bike To School In a Big Way

The 2019 Northern Michigan Bikes To School Day, a region-wide, multi-school celebration of National Bike To School Day, is next Wednesday, May […]

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Continued Learning for Citizen Advocates

We recently shared the story of the 2019 Advocate Academy with the primary funder of this year’s program, the League of Michigan Bicyclists. […]

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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 Spring

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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Big Saturday on tap in Traverse City: Here’s 4 awesome things to do

    1. Free CPR Classes at the Library.     2. Norte does the Maker Fest! Join us at the City […]

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Norte and West Middle School to Launch New Program For Good

The Solution in School is part of Norte’s broader community-wide bike mechanics education initiative dedicated to empowering people of all ages and abilities to learn the […]

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Munson Healthcare, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, and Norte Offer Free CPR Classes at the Library

Learn the skills. Save a life. In partnership with the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation and Munson Healthcare, Norte is excited to […]

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Traverse City’s Revisioned 8th Street: Lots to like

Thanks to the fabulous Envision 8th public engagement process of 2017, a new and improved Eighth Street is coming in 2019. The final […]

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A Wishlist to Help Norte Launch a New Bike Mechanics Program at Traverse City Area Middle Schools

The Solution in School is part of Norte’s broader community-wide bike mechanics education initiative dedicated to empowering people of all ages and abilities to […]

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Yo, Kids! Here’s to Less Swiping, Scrolling, Tapping and More Wrenching, Fixing, Learning this Spring Break

Sticking around Traverse City this spring break?   Hop in one of our 10 fun bike mechanics classes at the Wheelhouse to turn […]

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Norte to Launch New Learn-to-Wrench Community Project

The Solution is a new community-wide bike mechanics education initiative dedicated to empowering people of all ages and abilities to learn the […]

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Grand Traverse Pro Walk/Pro Bike Update: Valentine’s Day Edition

Happy Valentine’s day! Love is certainly in the air…or is that snow??? A few important things walk/bike things to add to your […]

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13 Grand Traverse Residents Chosen to Participate in the 2019 Pro Walk/Pro Bike Advocate Academy

Stoked to announce that these 13 awesome people have been accepted into the 2019 Grand Traverse Advocate Academy that begins next Thursday, […]

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I winter bike

Ben Boyce spends most of his time at work riding around town with kids on bikes as the program director for Norte. […]

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What’s Happening at Norte? Lots!

In between lots of shoveling and winter walking, we’ve been busy planning for a big, big 2019. This year, we’ll continue to […]

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World Class Walk/Bike Infrastructure on Traverse City’s Revisioned 8th Street? Yes, please

After last night’s Traverse City Commission Study Session, I’ve been thinking and researching a lot on best practice cycle-track design, which I truly […]

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Need Help Shoveling Your Sidewalk? The Northern Michigan Big Dig Project Can Help

Need help shoveling your residential sidewalk this winter? The Northern Michigan Big Dig is part of our “neighbors helping neighbors” campaign, A […]

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The 6th Annual Traverse City Winter Bike To Work + School Day is 2 Weeks Away

Celebrate riding bikes all year long and help Traverse City become the Winter Biking Champion Of The World as we compete against […]

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HAWKs, 8th Street and an Academy: January’s Grand Traverse Pro Walk/Pro Bike Update

Happy new year! Here are 3 things happening on the active transportation front: 1. Tonight! City Commissioners will hear a proposal from […]

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