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“Eks-cuse Me, Bike Train Coming!”

The Eastern Elementary Bike Train – aka the EE-Train – rolls out every day, rain or shine, in Traverse City’s Oak Heights […]

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Cranksgiving: Food and Fun on Two Wheels

Our Cranksgiving Presser: Norte invites Northern Michigan residents to form a team and sign up for this year’s Cranksgiving. The event combines […]

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Norte Misses You Already, Mountain Bikers!

What a tremendous fall Mountain Bike Team season! 277 1st-12th grade student participants. That’s 34% more kids participating than last fall. 7 practice locations. […]

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Mrs. Kline, Mrs. Kloosterman, and the Grand Traverse Kids’ Bike Library

I have a special place in my heart for physical education teachers. My dad was my elementary school gym teacher. In middle […]

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Norte’s Volunteer Awards for 2020 – Whoop!

Our fabulous 2020 volunteer award recipients: from left to right, Yarro Ireland, Charlie Pryde, Jason Plum, and Lisa Molmen. (Not shown, Sami […]

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The Wonderful People Powering Team Orange

From the Clubhouse to the Wheelhouse. From the new Chain Hub in Elk Rapids and the six trailheads where kids met to […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: Hey, Go Take a Walk 👟

Advocacy Newsletter, October 15, 2020 We have 42 stellar students enrolled in the 2020 Explore Academy, and the first meet up this week […]

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Access. Connection. Health: A 2020 Bright Spot in a Northern Michigan Neighborhood

In 2018, Norte, along with many citizen advocates, pushed hard for more sidewalks in Traverse City’s Traverse Heights neighborhood – a historically […]

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Keep It Rolling, Keep Smiling: Safely

I couldn’t be prouder of Team Norte. Our coaches and volunteers, core staff and the board of directors, and the hundreds of […]

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It’s still mountain bike season out there!

  Hitting Our Stride As we wrap up our third week of practice and tip over the halfway point of the season, […]

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The Story of “No Bike? No Problem”

Last month, McLain Cycle and Fitness donated over 200 bikes to Norte’s Bike Library.   Two weeks ago, I met with the […]

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The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation + Active-For-Life Kids: 3 Years of Growth and Impact in 3 Graphs

In 2017, five individuals helped the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation put Team Orange on rocket fuel with a three year investment. […]

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VIDEO: Northern Michigan Walks To School Day

We love this video by our friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan from last year. Northern Michigan Walks to School […]

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Elk Rapids Update: It takes a Community – Thank You 🙏

  This story was originally shared with Norte’s Elk Rapids Update. Sign up below It Takes a Community My husband and I […]

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Michigan’s Largest Youth Mountain Bike Team Stands on the Shoulders of Giants

As Michigan’s largest youth mountain bike team hits the trails this fall, we want to thank all those who have made the […]

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Home Park Pride: Norte’s New Home in Elk Rapids

In the winter of 2016, Norte moved out of the Schmidt garage into the old “Police Sector” building in the Grand Traverse […]

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Join Team Orange: Norte Hiring a Business Manager

Norte is hiring! Norte is seeking an Business Manager to join our team.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about happy, healthy, […]

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Registration Open For Norte’s 2020 Explore Academy

Norte’s Explore Academy once  again invites teens to learn and use their voice to shape their community. Norte’s advocacy program is again […]

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Adventurama 2020 Wrap Up!

Happy people on bikes Adventurama 2020 was off the charts. Gracias! 180 happy people on bicycles 8 generous Adventurama sponsors 9 amazing […]

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Norte’s 2020 Summer Bike Camp Report: Bikes. Friends. Adventure.

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL Whoa! That went by fast.   Eleven weeks full of friends, fun, and adventure. Riders learned lots about […]

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