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Advocacy Newsletter: Change Begins with a First Step

Advocacy Newsletter, July 22, 2020 Join us tomorrow (Wednesday, July 22) in rolling with the Northern Michigan Anti Racism Task Force. We riding […]

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Eric’s VERY Heavy Recap

My 2020 Heavy Ride is in the books, and I’m feeling back to normal, so it’s time to do a post-mortem on […]

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Bike Life: Sami is Here to Help

  Meet Samantha Maldonado, a.k.a. Sami Sami has been a part of the Norte family since 2018 when she arrived from Ecuador […]

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Laura Otwell: Traverse City’s Pro Walk/Pro Bike Matriarch

This story first appeared in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. When Johanna and I moved to Traverse City from Arizona in 2006 and […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: Who’s afraid to walk through a work zone?

Advocacy Newsletter, June 30, 2020 Terri Hanson rides to work every day and has crossed Division Street at Seventh St. hundreds of times. […]

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Bike Life: Get Moving, Keep Moving

  Meet Terri Hanson Terri Hanson has lived in Traverse City since 1993. For the last 27 years, she has operated Why […]

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The Grand Traverse Regional Kids’ Bike Library Opens Branch in Elk Rapids

In partnership with Bayfront Beach and Bike and McLain Cycles, we’re thrilled to expand our bike library to Elk Rapids to provide […]

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Higher Grounds’ Coast Coffee to Again Benefit Kids On Bikes in the Grand Traverse Region

We are thrilled that our friends at Higher Grounds have brought back their delicious summer blend, Coast, to once again benefit more kids […]

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The Grand Traverse Regional Kids’ Bike Library, 1,000,000 Cans + You

THANKS TO MANY, MANY AWESOME PEOPLE, WE SMASHED THE “MOST RETURNABLES PICKED UP BY BICYCLE IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN EVER” RECORD […]

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Making the Grand Traverse County Civic Center Better: Youth Voices Needed

We love calling the Grand Traverse County Civic Center home and being part of this amazing community in arguably the region’s finest […]

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Eric’s “Why”

Hello, my name is Eric Mannix.   A little less than 4 years ago, after moving my wife all over the world, we […]

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2020 Traverse City Summer Bike Camp + COVID-19 Precautions

COVID-19 RESPONSE AND BIKE CAMP Norte is always committed to the safety and well-being of all our campers, guests, and staff. We’re […]

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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 Lindsey Demmy hauls the little ones to a nearby park on her sweet Workcycles Kr8. She’s seeing the number of utility […]

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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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