Private Learn-To-Ride Lessons


Whether you’re 6 years old or 106, Norte can help get you up and rolling with our one-on-one learn-to-ride lessons.

Our proven methods teach balance, coordination, motor skills, and confidence – the basics of getting pedaling your way to better health and more activity.

Learning to ride typically takes two-three 30-minute sessions. Sessions are usually spaced a week apart. Homework drills are provided for practice between sessions.

Learn to Ride sessions are $25. All sessions begin at the Clubhouse in the Grand Traverse Civic Center unless otherwise arranged.


  • 30 minute lessons currently happen on Tuesdays (3-5pm) and Thursdays (2-5pm). Exceptions are sometimes possible but dependent on the instructor's schedule.

Learn to Ride During COVID-19 Pandemic

Prior to participating in a Learn to Ride lesson,  please fill out a health assessment.  If we need to reschedule due to either the instructor or the learner showing symptoms, that is not a problem. You will be sent an email reminder closer to your scheduled session. This email will have the latest in safety protocol. We want everyone to stay healthy and to stay active – responsibly. 


The health and safety of Norte’s employees, volunteers, and community are a priority. We are using all reasonable measures to prepare for and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission to our employees, volunteers, and community while continuously delivering services to our community. Norte has instituted enhanced cleaning protocols, and we are practicing safe social distancing for any in-person contact and are avoiding it when possible. We’re also wearing masks and washing our hands a lot. Best practices have been communicated to employees for protecting their health, and we are integrating those practices into our programs and communications.

We encourage everyone to follow the State’s COVID19 Website and Grand Traverse County COVID19 for continued updates to all CDC recommendations and information. 

We encourage everyone to follow the best prevention measures for viruses like COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.
  • Stay at least six feet away from others when in a public setting.
  • Replace a high-five with a friendly wave from 6 feet away.