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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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Norte To Host Bike Mechanics Class For Kids This Winter Break

Kick the year off by fixing something with your smart brain and your strong hands! Knowing how to maintain and fix your […]

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Happy. Healthy. Strong: How Norte Did in 2018

Thanks to many, many awesome people, community partners, and sponsors, 2018 rocked for Team Orange. Here’s the highlight reel: Graduated our first […]

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Pro Walk/Pro Bike Traverse City: The 2018 Best Of List

2018 was an incredible year for a healthier, better connected, and more walk/bike (and transit – Go, BATA!) friendly Traverse City. Big […]

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Have 45 seconds to help Norte measure its health impact?

Did your child participate in a Norte program this year? If so, please take 45 seconds to complete this short but sweet […]

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Running Fit + Norte Team Up for a Family Friendly Run

Join us for this very special Run Sábados as Running Fit- Traverse City will be onsite at the Wheelhouse with a hot […]

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Bikes For All: The Amigos Crush Giving Tuesday

It was a big day for the Amigos program yesterday. We met our $1,000 Giving Tuesday goal by 10am and then crushed […]

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Move More, Move Often – The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines

BIG NEWS! Just last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new and improved 2nd Edition of Physical […]

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Support happy, healthy, strong kids this Giving Tuesday

This year, on November, 27th 100% of our #GivingTuesday donations will go to help the Amigos, our empowerment program for kids with special […]

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What’s Next for Traverse City’s Youth Mountain Bike Team?

What a year! From a successful after-school program to our best season of Vasa Domingos ever to an action-packed summer of kids […]

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Have 3 Minutes for More Happy, Healthy, Ready to Learn Kids in Northern Michigan?

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

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Shedding Light on the Traverse City Light Parade

Interested in joining us for the 100 Families + The Traverse City Light Parade but not quite sure what to expect? Here’s everything you […]

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PODCAST: A Very Orange Iceman Cometh

With just a few sleeps away, Iceman fever is stoked high at the Clubhouse. Episode 2 of This Clubhouse Life is all about Team […]

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Have 15 minutes? Help improve walk/bike infrastructure around your Northern Michigan school

Norte administers the Safe Routes To School initiative across the Traverse City-area as well as in Elk Rapids and Northport and we’re aiming […]

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Iceman, PB&Js, an Olympian and Argentinian Come to Traverse City

8 sleeps! Let’s celebrate an awesome Iceman Cometh Challenge and an amazing season of kids riding bikes on dirt by eating yummy sammiches with two […]

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Podcast: This Clubhouse Life – The Official Podcast of Norte

Awesome news! We have a podcast. This Clubhouse Life is the official podcast of Norte and our first episode features The Bike Mas […]

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