Grand Traverse Regional Kids’ Bike Library

The Grand Traverse Regional Kids’ Bike Library aims to keep awesome, elementary-aged students pedaling by making sure their bike always fits, no matter their family’s resources.

Young people (approximately ages 3-10) can borrow a bike for as long as it fits them. Once they outgrow the bike, they return it to Norte in exchange for the next size up. Our program is for FREE, thanks to continued support and donations from the community and local bike shops like McLain Cycle & Fitness.


And, our fantastic partner libraries: Bellaire Public Library, Central Lake District Library, Leelanau Township Library, Communities In Schools of Northwest Michigan (Mancelona).


  • New to our library? First, please complete this one time, one per family Library Application Form.
  • Visit the page of the branch for your next steps.


In return for offering the Grand Traverse Regional Kids Bike Library, we ask that all young riders promise to:

  1. Take good care of the bike
  2. Ride their bike as much as possible
  3. Stay positive and be a proud Norte ambassador


Help keep the Grand Traverse Regional Kids Bike Library free. 100% of donations go to support operations, including helping day for rent, insurance, and supplies to maintain the bikes.

$12,010 of $18,000 raised
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    Donation Total: $25.00


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    Affiliated with an organization and looking to be a partner library? Or, looking to borrow a variety of different bicycles for your program? Let us know through the Community Partner Request Form.