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Happy, Healthy, Ready to Learn: Priority Health to Help the Estrellas Shine

Norte is for happy, healthy, ready to learn kids in northern Michigan no matter their age. We are also huge fans of […]

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Walk/Bike-tastic Moms and Dads in Northern Michigan Needed

Norte believes that kids learning to move and be physically active as part of ordinary life – like going to school! – […]

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What’s next for the 3 Mile trail? More waiting

Another school year starts in less than a month. Unfortunately, it’ll be another school year – the 12th school year to be […]

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Healthy. Independent. Confident: The Bike Más Project to Expand to 22 Schools

The Bike Más Project, which started in 2014 at one school, Traverse Heights Elementary, is about to have a big, big year […]

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New Weekly Family Shred to Launch at Glacial Hills Trails

Glacial Sábados, a family-friendly, weekly mountain bike group ride on the Glacial Hills Trails in Bellaire, launches this Saturday. This shred is […]

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Adventurama: A Game of Strategy Played on Bicycles in Traverse City

Norte’s biggest fundraiser of the year is right around the corner on September 8th! Explore Traverse City. Seek treasure. Achieve glory. Find adventure. Support […]

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Remain Aware, Northern Michigan

We’ve all experienced that moment when we pull up to a light alongside another person driving their car and we do everything […]

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Higher Grounds’ Coast coffee to benefit The Bike Más Project

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

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Sidewalks – July Update

Once again, the issue of sidewalk gap and infill will be before City Commissioners at their meeting Monday, July 16th. Commissioners have […]

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Drink Smoothies. Do Good. Support the Wheelhouse.

We’re busting out the bike blender to whip up some delicious, pedal powered smoothies this Friday from 4-7pm to help fund the […]

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My Heavy Ride for Norte and Happy, Healthy, Strong Kids in Traverse City

Hello! My name is Patrick Cotant. A few years ago, my wife Polly came home with a hand me down balance bike […]

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Bicycles, Traverse City and the National Cherry Festival

  Imagine a National Cherry Festival where traffic wasn’t insane and people dinged, waved and smiled at each other because everyone rode […]

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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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