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Active Kids, Healthy Grand Traverse

The Center for Disease Control recently unveiled its Active People, Healthy Nation campaign to “help 27 million Americans become more physically active.” […]

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These Traverse City Kids Are Alright

Earlier this year, I wrote about the national trend of fewer and fewer kids opting outside to play and be active. The […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: Do You Whistle When You Shovel the Sidewalk?

Advocacy Newsletter, January 28, 2020 We believe that an advocate’s work starts at the front porch, includes a nice snow shovel, and a tune […]

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Bike Life: Are You Winter Biking with Matt?

  Winter Bike to Work & School Day! Friday, February 14   Meet Matt Jones  Great Lakes Maritime Academy student, Matt Jones, […]

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How to Make Our Major Streets More Inviting?

Traverse City’s major stroad, Garfield Avenue   Improving Major Streets Recently, the City of Traverse City has been exploring ideas to improve […]

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Join Norte This Summer as a Paid Intern

Passionate about bicycles? Like working with kids? Want to build stronger, better connected and more walk/bike-friendly communities? Norte, a 501c.3 advocacy nonprofit […]

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Norte Goes Platinum!

Norte is stoked to announce we’ve been recognized as a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business from The League of American Bicyclists. We’re joining […]

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Norte Volunteer New Year’s Resolution

Looking for a worthy New Year’s Resolution that has a real impact? Become a volunteer at Norte! Our volunteers get it done […]

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Happy. Healthy. Strong: Norte’s 2019 in Twelve Numbers

Thanks to many, many awesome people, we continue to dream big: from one neighborhood bike train in 2013 to a thriving advocacy […]

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Home Park Pride: Norte’s Year at the Grand Traverse Civic Center

Home park pride! Norte is very proud to call the amazing Grand Traverse Civic Center home. Here are our 2019 highlights: Presented […]

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Just (Winter) Walk, Northern Michigan

This article originally appeared in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. One of the questions Tim Ferris asks in his book “Tribe of Mentors” […]

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Advocacy Newsletter: ’tis the season for gratitude, exploring, and advocating – always!

Advocacy Newsletter, December 5, 2019 Hello fellow citizens, As we roll into the holiday season and the gifts to come, I encourage […]

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Exploring the streets for opportunities and delights

“Overall, I was surprised by how much I liked this. At first, I was skeptical, one, because my dad signed me up […]

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