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Splitting the Mitt for Less Cancer

My first and only trip to the nation’s capital was because of cancer. 16 years later, I went back because of cancer. […]

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Traverse City Advocacy Alert – Keep the Grandview Parkway Pedestrian Signs!

  *UPDATE 6/15/18 5:30pm* “Thank you for your note supporting the new crosswalk signing on Grandview Parkway. Complaints about close calls involving […]

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10 Ways Norte is Getting Kids on Bikes in Traverse City. All. Summer. Long

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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Know an Awesome Kid? Nominations Now Open for Northern Michigan’s Walk/Bike to School Hero Awards

Over the past year, kids across northern Michigan have been walking and biking to school in a big, big way. It’s time […]

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On Traverse City Budgets – and Values

When budget season rolls around, you’ll undoubtedly hear the phrase “a City’s budget reflects its values,” getting tossed around. YIMBYs and NIMBYs […]

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Summer bike camp just might be the best camp

Make your summer bike-tastic! The Bike Más Project Summer Camp, our adventure-based, week long, half day summer camp for awesome kids, is back in […]

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From Bike To Work Day to Bike To Everywhere (Every) Day?

On a beautiful northern Michigan spring morning, 120+ awesome big people from 51 area workplaces took on students from 18 elementary and […]

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National Bike To Work Day is tomorrow and the kids are taking over

As part of Traverse City Bike Month, we’re again organizing a very friendly Kids vs Adults competition – a smackdown if you […]

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Bike Más. Save Más: Chemical Bank to Support the Traverse City Bike Camp

Financial wellness can be just as important as the physical wellness your kids can get from riding their bikes, and the best […]

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Northern Michigan’s Most Bike-tastic School is …

A big, big day for happy, healthy, ready to learn kids this past Wednesday. So great! Nearly 800 kids at 22 area […]

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Sell bike stuff. Buy bike stuff. Support the Traverse City Kids’ Bike Library.

The Traverse City Previously Loved Bicycle Neighborhood Yard Sale is this Sunday! It’s a great way to support Norte’s vision of a […]

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21 Ways to Celebrate Bike Month in Traverse City

Happy Bike Month, Traverse City! In collaboration with many other bicycle-friendly organizations and businesses, Norte will again be celebrating National Bike Month […]

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Join Equipo Norte this summer as a paid intern

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

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Let’s fix our sidewalks, Traverse City

The Traverse City City Commission will be considering a proposal this coming Monday, April 16th to approve roughly $1 million to repair […]

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Bike Obstacle Build Day at the Clubhouse

  Do you like building stuff? On Monday, April 23, Norte is going to build as many wooden bike stunts and obstacles […]

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#Changemakers: 2018 Traverse City Advocate Academy

You know that feeling you get when you know something incredible is about to happen? Part anticipation, part giddiness, part desire to […]

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Traverse City Bike Life: Mary Mantei

Ed. note – This personal narrative was written by Mary Mantei during the Traverse City Advocate Academy. I am a privileged woman. […]

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Traverse City Bike Life: Jennifer Yeatts

Ed. note – This personal narrative was written by Jennifer Yeatts as part of the Traverse City Advocate Academy. I started commuting […]

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Moms on bikes: A love story

I grew up in the Traverse Heights neighborhood, literally across the street from the school. I could walk through the park to […]

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Wear Orange. Be Awesome.

  Norte is Traverse City’s pro-bike advocacy organization dedicated to building a stronger, better connected and more bike-friendly Traverse City by inspiring the […]

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