Grand Traverse After School Youth Mountain Bike Program


Spring registration opens January 6, 2020 at 7 am!

We’re using Active Network for registration again this year. If you participated last year, then you already have an account created. Sign in at the top of the registration page (link below), or enter your email address username when prompted–no need to create a new family account for 2020!



The Grand Traverse Region Mountain Bike Team is made up of stellar elementary, middle and high school students. The team’s goal is to unleash confidence through FUN! while also empowering young people to be independent, strong and gritty.

NEW IN 2020!

  • More practice location options
    • Choose from practice sessions at 4 locations:
      • Civic Center (elementary, middle, and high schoolers)
      • Timber Ridge (elementary, middle, and high schoolers)
      • The Commons (middle schoolers)
      • Westwoods Elementary – Lake Dubonnet trails (elementary schoolers)
  • More practice schedule options
    • 1st through 5th graders can choose a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday practice schedule.
    • 6th-12th graders will continue to practice Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.
    • New practice start times at select venues
  • Ability to try out for Norte’s elite race team, Varsity
    • Race team practice meets at the Wheelhouse
    • Learn more HERE.


  • Spring 2020 season starts May 4th and runs for 5 weeks
  • 1st-5th graders practice Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30-6 pm. (Westwoods location has a 3:45-5:15 pm option, as well as a 4:30-6 pm)
  • 6th-12th graders practice Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 4:15-6:15 pm.  (The Commons location has a 3:30-5:30 pm option, as well as 4:15-6:15 pm)

All abilities, beginners to elite and everyone in between, are welcome. We will split into small teams of mixed ages based on experience and ability to make sure everyone has a good time. Practices are led by trained coaches.


  • No bike? No problem. We have several sweet mountain bikes ready to be borrowed!
  • 6th-12th grade participants will receive a complimentary Norte cycling jersey
  • 1st-5th grade participants will receive a complimentary Tech T-shirt
  • If you already have a jersey or Tech T from a previous season that you can still wear, you can select to receive a merchandise discount code for the Norte Store during registration
  • Free entry into Habitat For Humanity’s Racing For Home on June 20, 2020
  • 20% off any Cannondale at Brick Wheels
  • Discounted entry into area mountain bike races including Mud Sweat & Beers, Arcadia Grit and Gravel, Bearclaw Epic, Peak 2 Peak, Iceman, Farmland
  • Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a code for 20% off for the fall mountain bike program and a free family membership to the Clubhouse


  • A positive attitude
  • Can comfortably ride 3-4 miles (1st-5th grade) and 8-10 miles (6th-12th grade)


  • $85 for 1st-5th graders
  • $135 for 6th-12th graders


  • 10% off for siblings
  • 20% off for children/grandchildren of coaches
  • 20% off for children/grandchildren of volunteers who commit to volunteering at least 20 hours with Norte in 2020 including 6 hours with the spring mountain bike program


Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, Norte is proud to provide scholarships to ensure that all families can participate in our programs. We have partial and full scholarships available for every one of our programs (One scholarship per child per season).  Contact  (or 231-883-2404) to request a scholarship prior to registering.


  • If canceling for any reason up to one month prior to the start of the program, your full registration fee will be refunded.
  • 80% of registration fees are refundable if notice is given prior to 7 days of the program start date.
  • Registration fees are nonrefundable if notice is given within 7 days of the program start date.
  • Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to


Paid coaches needed! Learn more about how to apply HERE.

Volunteers also needed. Get involved HERE.


Thank you to these wonderful sponsors for supporting the Grand Traverse Region Youth Mountain Bike Team, and happy, healthy, strong kids:

Limited corporate sponsorships of the Grand Traverse Region Youth Mountain Bike Team are also available. Please contact Ty Schmidt at