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Engage and Represent: Serve on a Local Board or Committee

As local communities gear up for November elections, this is an opportune time to remind Team Orange that there are plenty of […]

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Adventurama is Coming. Here are 7 Things to Know!

Big day tomorrow, squads! We are SO excited. Here’s a bunch of things to know. 1. The rules: Have FUN! Adventurama is […]

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Got 7.5 hours for more Traverse City kids on mountain bikes this fall?

Are you an awesome person who likes riding mountain bikes and helping kids succeed? We need you. Norte has 28 teams of […]

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Bikes. Friends. Adventure: The Bike Más Project to Empower Kids to be Active For Life at 22 Schools in the Grand Traverse Region this Fall

The Bike Más Project teaches confidence, independence, and bike safety skills to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders through empowerment, education, and […]

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Norte Launches Planning Program for Teens

For Immediate Release NORTE LAUNCHES URBAN PLANNING PROGRAM FOR TEENS August 22, 2019 — Traverse City, MI.  Norte Advocacy is introducing teens […]

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What grade would you give Garfield Avenue?

Greetings Citizen Advocates, I’m writing to relay the results of the Garfield Walking audit, share a peek at our first protected bike […]

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Norte is Hiring! Join Team Orange

Passionate about bicycles? Like working with kids? Want to build stronger, better connected and more walk/bike-friendly communities? Join us. Norte is Northern […]

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Norte Does Shoreline West: Notes From The Road (Part 2)

Day #1-3 Recap HERE Day #4: Rest Day in Traverse City The team took it easy today. We slept in on our […]

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Norte Fall Program Registration Now Open

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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Norte Does Shoreline West: Notes From The Road (Part 1)

5 members of our youth leadership council, El Liderato, are riding 360 miles from Montague to the Bridge in support of the […]

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Traverse City to the Mackinac Bridge: 25 Awesome People Going Big for More Kids on Bikes

Last summer, Patrick Cotant rode 100 miles/day for 2 days to raise awareness and funds for Norte. He called it Patrick’s Heavy Ride […]

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Mid-summer shout out to citizen advocates

Greetings everyone! I hope your July is full of enjoyable walks to local cafes and easy rolls past long lines of people […]

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Recovery Through Advocacy, One Step at a Time

by Gary Howe, Advocacy Director Last July 22, Kaischa Smith was riding her bike to the Leelanau Trail from her home in […]

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Gracias, Brian!

Meet Brian Buysse, one of Norte’s awesome volunteers! Brian started coming into the Wheelhouse this spring and summer to wrench on bikes […]

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Why language matters and accidents aren’t accidents

by Gary Howe, Advocacy Director Implicit bias in the language we use to discuss walking and biking was a key topic through […]

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Getting past the myths that persist

2019 is shaping up to be an awesome year for people who walk and bike in Traverse City. In June, MDOT will […]

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Northern Michigan Kids Are About To Bike To School In a Big Way

The 2019 Northern Michigan Bikes To School Day, a region-wide, multi-school celebration of National Bike To School Day, is next Wednesday, May […]

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Continued Learning for Citizen Advocates

We recently shared the story of the 2019 Advocate Academy with the primary funder of this year’s program, the League of Michigan Bicyclists. […]

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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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