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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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Pro Walk/Pro Bike Advocate Academy Now Open To All Grand Traverse Residents

After a successful first year, we’re excited to expand the Advocate Academy county-wide in 2019. The Grand Traverse Advocate Academy is a community-driven program that empowers […]

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Why Travel Lane Width Matters for Traverse City’s Revisioned 8th Street

  While flipping through Jeff Speck’s fantastic new book “Walkable City Rules“, and although the entire book is valuable, rules #48 and […]

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More Kids on Bikes! Registration for Norte’s Spring and Summer Programs Now Open

Norte is northern Michigan’s youth-focused, active transportation-centered, neighborhood-based 501c3 advocacy organization. Our mission is to help build stronger, better connected and more walk/bike […]

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Grand Traverse Region Safe Routes To School: A Winter Update

Kids learning to move and be physically active as part of ordinary life – like going to school! – and then inspiring […]

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Making A Difference: 18 Impactful Norte Programs and Projects

Your support of these 18 impactful programs and projects is a reminder of the power of Team Orange — how many people doing […]

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