Girls on bikes, Giving Tuesday and a Dance Party

Because more girls on bikes = more happy, healthy, strong girls = a more awesome world.

Facebook has a super cool thing going for #GivingTuesday. On November 28th, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for US nonprofits. Facebook is also waiving all fees for donations made to nonprofits on Facebook this #GivingTuesday.

This year, 100% of our #GivingTuesday donations will go to help get more girls involved in our mountain bike and bike safety programs. Our goal is to raise $3,000 to invest in 4 race ready mountain bikes to loan out to girls without bikes and 20 scholarships for our after school mountain bike program and bike safety summer camp.

Donations on November 28th should be made HERE.

We’re also inviting our supporters to create a fundraiser on their FB page on behalf of the Norte to help us get more girls on bikes. Learn how to do that HERE.

Not a Facebook fan? Please give online HERE.


Our friends at The Little Fleet are hosting a Giving Tuesday dance party! 100% of proceeds will go to support our more girls on bikes campaign and a super mom will match the first $1,000 donated at the party. Awesome, right!? Don’t miss it!


Questions? Get at us.



6 #GivingTuesday fundraisers to get more kids on bikes in Traverse City


Facebook has a cool thing going for Giving Tuesday today. The first $1000 will be matched (thanks Gates Foundation!) and processing fees waived. 6 awesome moms and dads are taking them up on the offer to help the Estrellas, our lean to ride program for preschoolers using balance bikes.

Please give to these fundraisers and help the Estrellas shine bright.













Bike Happy, Traverse City

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Norte! has played a part in mucho Bike Happy moments in Traverse City this year. From pedaling to school to exploring our woods and trails, we have empowered many of our local youth to be resilient, independent, and self confident both on and off their bikes.

Check out these 12 awesome Bike Happy stories by 12 awesome kids:


Hannah Bikes Happy On TC Rides


Will Bikes Happy At Vasa Domingos


Cici Bikes Happy To Go Sailing


Jack Bikes Happy At Fridays@The Commons

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Avery Bikes Happy With Every Kid In A Park


Carter Bikes Happy With Winter Bike To School Day


William Bikes Happy On The Vasa Trail


Quinn Bikes Happy To El Barrio Bike Fix

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Katie Bikes Happy To School With Friends


Ryan Bikes Happy At Conquer The Village


Ty Bikes Happy With The Estrellas


Eleanor Bikes Happy To The Little Fleet

The Bike Happy, Traverse  City  campaign aims to raise funds to help support our mission while also creating awareness for bike culture in Traverse City.

Celebrating our second year as a non-profit organization, we have worked hard to advocate for active, two-wheeled transportation here in Traverse City, and are proud of our accomplishments:

As a Norte! donor , your contribution will support:

  • Active, fit and engaged young people in Traverse City.
  • A stronger, better connected, more bicycle-friendly Traverse City.
  • The next generation of bikes-for-life leaders in Traverse City.

And!! Thanks to these generous underwriters, the first $3000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar:


Your generous donation will allow us to continue to inspire, educate, advocate and build community in this amazing place we call home.


Norte! is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID 46-4861142), and your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

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Send a Check:

PO Box 781
Traverse City, MI, 49685

Thank you and let’s ride bikes together soon!

Bike Happy. Bike Más. Bike TC.