Norte’s Essential program connects people to where they need to go by providing quality used bikes at no cost to people who need reliable transportation. Do you, or someone you know, need a transportation solution to get to school? Work? Around the community? Let us know, and we’ll see what fits. 


  1. Have a quality, functioning adult bike to donate? Donate your bicycle here.
  2. Do you need a bike to get you to the places you need to go? Request a Bike. Our selection varies, but we’ll try our best.
  3. Have the skill, space, and tools to work on the occasional bike donation to make sure it’s safe? Help tune up our stock. You can work on bikes at the Wheelhouse or your home shop.

Email questions to or call the Wheelhouse at 231-883-2471