Norte’s Balance Bike Share

Norte is for happy, healthy, ready to learn kids in Northern Michigan no matter their age. We are also huge fans of balance bikes and believe that there is no better way to teach children how to ride.

Estrellas, our learn-to-ride program for preschoolers using balance bikes, started in 2016 and, thanks to Superior Physical Therapy, Priority Health, Fifth Third Bank and McLain Cycle and Fitness, is growing.

The Estrellas is both an in-school 4-week program for preschoolers during the fall/winter/spring at 23 area schools and a twice-weekly summertime meet-up community event at the Clubhouse.

During the summer we also share the balance bikes for a small rental fee of $25. Bikes must be returned no later than September 7th.

We have regular balance bikes good for most 2-4 year olds and bigger 16″ balance bikes for taller 4-7 year olds.


  1. Come by the Clubhouse 12-6 weekdays (small building near the playground at the Civic Center) to pick up the balance bike.
  2. Pay the small rental fee of $25 via the form below.
  3. Ride. Lots! Like all summer long.
  4. Return the bike no later than September 7th.

Questions? Email or call 231-883-2404


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