Youth Mountain Bike Team (Spring 2021 registration is open): Norte’s after-school mountain bike program is for students in third grade through high school. This program rolls out in the spring and fall.
Adventure Bike Club: This after-school program teaches bike safety for fourth through seventh grades, focusing on safe street riding. This program rolls out in the spring and fall.
Estrellas: Norte’s year-round learn-to-ride program for preschoolers using balance bikes. Currently on hold due to COVID-19. We bring it to the students during the school year, and in the summer, we meet up at the Clubhouse.
Traverse City Summer Bike Camp (2021 registration is open): When summer hits, we hit the streets and trails with our week-long, half-day bike adventures. This bike-tastic summer camp is for first through eighth-grade students in June, July, and August.
Bikes for All: Norte is for happy, healthy, ready to learn kids no matter their ability and believes that every child deserves an opportunity to experience the joy of riding a bicycle. Bikes for All is both an in-school and weekly summertime meetup program for kids with special needs. In-school and group meetups are currently on hold due to COVID-19, but we are still happy to work on an individual basis in Learn to Ride lessons.
Grand Traverse Kids Bike Library: Making sure awesome kids have a fantastic bike to ride no matter their family’s resources. This program is dynamic with new opportunities all the time—branches in Elk Rapids and Traverse City.
- We currently have 12″, 16″, 20″, and 24″ sized frames in the library.
- This program isn’t possible without your generous support. Read more about how you can help keep this program rolling.
The Solution: Norte Solution is a series of bike mechanics classes for the young and young at heart. Solution programs ultimately help students of all ages ride with more confidence, ride further, and embrace a happy, healthy lifestyle. Currently on hold due to COVID-19, but hoping to come back soon!
The Clubhouse and Community Bike Shop: Norte’s Clubhouse serves as Grand Traverse’s community bike shop where we share our tools, benches, bikes, and knowledge. For free. The Clubhouse strengthens the community and advances our mission of building a stronger, better connected, and more bicycle-friendly region.
Advocate Academy (2021 registration is open): The Academy is a program for adults that provides an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of how decisions shape your community and positively impact them.
Explore Academy: Explore is an advocacy course for teens, our future leaders, budding city planners, and engaged citizens who make a positive change in their communities.
Neighborhood Advocacy: focuses on fixing the streets. We offer on-going, feet-on-the-street training for people interested in working towards communities designed for more walking, more biking, more connection.
Pandemic Update: Norte follows and amplifies the public health directives to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Each program above will have slightly different requirements to protect participants, staff, and families. The basics are rooted in healthy habits:
- Monitoring our health and staying home when sick
- Masking up
- Keeping a distance
- Washing our hands