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Joy—Christmas lights in Leland, MI.

How Can We Help?

Snow Falls, We Shovel. A short PSA from Norte.   There’s one definite take away from this strange year. And it’s that […]

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Norte Northern Michigan Feature

Together We Stand, Northern Michigan

Lauren Dake reflects on standing together as a community in Northern Michigan.    This past weekend I enjoyed the first ski of […]

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Mountain Bike Team Practice

Great Coaches Needed for Growing Mountain Bike Program

Norte is planning its most ambitious spring season for 2021 and we’re looking for great coaches. This past fall, we took a […]

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What’s next? Here’s the plan.

Norte responded to 2020 and ​the ​new challenges​ of the pandemic​ in innovative ways and deeper resolve to happy, healthy, strong. As […]

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Join Team Orange: Now Hiring a Donor Relations Specialist

We’re hiring! Norte is seeking a Donor Relations Specialist to join Team Orange. The ideal candidate will be passionate about happy, healthy, […]

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Norte's Business Manager Jill Sill.

Welcome to Norte, Jill Sill

Jill Sill has Joined Team Orange as Norte’s Director of Operations Superstar Norte recently hired Jill Sill to fill the new position […]

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#GivingTuesday, Meet #ThankyouWednesday

Few things are certain in 2020, but one thing remains constant—#GivingTuesday begets #ThankyouWednesday. I have a few thank yous to mention from […]

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20 Reasons We’re Thankful

2020 certainly has had its trepidation, apprehension, and sadness. Yet, here we are, the day before Thanksgiving, full of gratitude. It’s wondrous how […]

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Thank you for a Bountiful 2020 Cranksgiving

Thank you to all who participated in another triumphant Cranksgiving in Northern Michigan. We had over 50 teams from Suttons Bay, Traverse […]

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The 2020 Norte Bike Library Report

HAPPY, HEALTHY, STRONG FOR EVERYONE One good thing out of 2020 is that we recognized the outdoors’ value more than ever before. […]

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Everybody Vs Covid – Let’s Do This!

Everybody Vs Covid – Let’s Do This! Norte cares about health—your health, the health of kids, the health of communities, and we […]

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A 2020 Update: Norte’s Bikes For All

Here’s a quick update on this challenging year. In 2020, we felt the cancellation of our Bikes For All–formerly The Amigos–programs. These are […]

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

Kids learning to move, and moving to learn is our goal.  And including physical activity as part of ordinary life – like […]

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A Big Deal for Happy, Healthy, Ready-to-Learn Kids

In 2016, leaders in the community came together to start planning something big. Around the table were representatives from the City of […]

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Elk Rapids Update: Cranksgiving is Coming, Folks! 🌽

Cranksgiving Comes To Elk Rapids The leaves are falling. The sun is shining. Yet, there’s a briskness in the air to remind us that […]

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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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