Patrick’s Heavy Ride With Friends for Norte

3RD ANNUAL PATRICK’S HEAVY RIDE WITH FRIENDS IS JULY 31ST, 2021

Registration opens April 1st at 7 am!


In 2018, Patrick Cotant rode 100 miles/day for 2 days to raise awareness and funds for Norte.

He called it Patrick’s Heavy Ride and it was a huge success. He introduced Norte to many new people and raised $3,070 for our youth scholarship fund.

In 2019 and 2020, he invited some friends to join him, and together they’ve raised nearly $25,000 for more kids on bikes in Northern Michigan.

He’s back at it in 2021.

THE PLAN

  • Traverse City to the Mackinac Bridge via a beautiful 140-mile route 
    • Or shorter 80-mile option starting from Charlevoix
  • Camp at Mill Creek Campground for 1-2 nights

NORTE WILL PROVIDE

  • Camping at the Civic Center Friday night for those traveling to Traverse City
  • Food/water at sag stops
  • Camping at Mill Creek for one or two nights
    • Families welcome to camp too
  • Lunch and dinner Saturday
  • Breakfast Sunday
  • Transportation back to Traverse City on Sunday

Riders leaving from Charlevoix will have to get themselves there. More ride logistics HERE

Limited to 50 fit*, awesome* people.

*fit = can handle the 140-mile ride from Traverse City or the 80-mile ride from Charlevoix.

*awesome = nice guys and gals who believe in the Norte mission and like the color orange

2021 REGISTRATION + FUNDRAISING COMMITMENTS

SUPPORT CREW

Not into riding but want to help? We’re looking for 8 awesome people to drive the vans, assist at sag stops and cook at the campsite. All volunteers eat, drink and camp for free. Email Ty at ty@elgruponorte.org if interested in volunteering.

CAN’T MAKE IT TO NORTHERN MICHIGAN ON JULY 31ST?

Do your own Heavy Ride where you are! Whether it’s 200 miles or 20 miles, whatever is “heavy” to you is cool. We’d love to see Heavy Riders supporting more kids on bikes in Northern Michigan from all over. Get involved here:

 

 

PATRICK’S HEAVY RIDE WITH FRIENDS SPONSORS

Does your business or organization want to sponsor and help with food, supplies or funds to help cover camping and gas costs? Send inquiries to Ty at ty@elgruponorte.org

HEAVY RIDE + COVID-19 RESPONSE

Norte is committed to the safety and well-being of our riders and volunteers. Our COVID-19 Task Force will continue to stay abreast of the latest requirements and guidelines. If you have any questions related to our pandemic response, please contact Gary at gary@elgruponorte.org.