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Norte is pressing on. Full gas. Are you in?

This pandemic has fully tested Norte’s bedrock principles: gritty optimism, collaboration, and creativity. Though our traditional program rhythms have been disrupted—which has had sincere […]

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Looking Forward to Summer Fun…Responsibly

  Bike Campers,  We are wearing masks, washing hands, and keeping our distance here at Norte. We’re also optimistically proceeding with care […]

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On Balance Bikes, Libraries, Previously Loved Bicycles, Summer Camps and Pandemics in the Grand Traverse Region

One silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic is that we have seen a huge demand for the humble bicycle. Bikes have been […]

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Rolling and Doing Good Through the Pandemic

  Three years ago, the Kanner family connected with Norte. Martin, who was then 10, wanted to go mountain biking. His mother […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: Keep On, Keep Rolling. Onward We Go!

Advocacy Newsletter, May 13, 2020 Hello Norte Supporter, When it comes to preventing viruses like COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold, outside is always better than […]

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Traverse City Summer Bike Camp? Health, Safety, Fun Remain Norte’s Priority

The waiting and unknowing is tough. It’s been a good test of our team’s bedrock principles: strength, patience, resiliency, and creativity. Like […]

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Organize, Organize, Organize is Key Lesson in 2020 Advocate Academy

The 2020 Advocate Academy Graduates   This year, Norte strengthened its partnership with Groundwork Center and jointly delivered curriculum to 15 participants […]

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Who’s Ready for Northern Michigan Bike Month?

  In times like these, the humble bicycle — a staple of the streets — proves itself as one of the most efficient, convenient, equitable, and safe […]

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From School-Based To Neighborhood-Based: We’re Keeping It Rolling

With COVID-19 canceling our school-based, in-person spring programs, we’re excited to offer our programs virtually to families in the Grand Traverse region. […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: Are you ready to be a Superhero?

Advocacy Newsletter, April 23, 2020 You don’t need to be a superhero to ride a bike, but riding a bike can certainly make […]

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Sidewalks, Chalk Art, and Circle of Hearts

  At the beginning of April, Traverse City resident Christine Krzyszton was feeling cooped up and in need of doing something to […]

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Let’s Keep It Rolling: Happy, Healthy, Strong Families and Your New Favorite Shirt

  Awesome news, our friends at Tee See Tee have just released your new favorite t-shirt! Proceeds will benefit our work of […]

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TAAR and Norte Join Forces For 2020 Explore Academy

The Traverse Area Association of REALTORS® (TAAR) has received a $4,250 Smart Growth Grant from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in […]

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Norte Programs Go Virtual

With COVID-19 canceling our school-based, in-person spring programs, we’re excited to offer our programs virtually to families in the Grand Traverse region. […]

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Bicycle Grand Traverse: Essential Transportation For People in the Grand Traverse Region

Bicycle Grand Traverse is a community campaign to connect people with quality used bikes to people in need of reliable, economical, and […]

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Raising My Words: I Advocate

  For better or worse, I’m pretty soft-spoken. If only I had a nickel every time someone’s first response to me was, […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: A Strong Community, Built for the Challenge

Advocacy Newsletter, April 8, 2020 Thank you to all of our essential heroes working to keep us healthy, keep us fed, and keep […]

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Changing the odds in favor of more happy, active-for-life kids in the Grand Traverse Region

This column originally appeared in the Traverse City Record-Eagle on March 12, 2020. In case you missed it, the City of Traverse […]

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Outside Still Not Canceled: A Refreshed 20 Mile Family Walk Challenge Continues With Stretch Goals, School Competition and More Kindness

With in-person school canceled and being active as a family unit more critical than ever, the 20 Mile Family Walk Challenge – […]

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The Wearing of Cloth Masks/Norte Buffs During this Pandemic

We recommend the fold and hook method for a Norte Buff as a mask.   CDC RECOMMENDATION AND NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER   The […]

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