Amigos: A Weekly Meet-up for Kids with Special Needs
Norte is for happy, healthy, ready to learn kids no matter their ability. We believe in inclusion and that every child should have the opportunity to experience the joy of riding a bicycle.
After a successful 4-week pilot program at Oak Park elementary, we’re excited to launch – in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Michigan,Disability Network Northwest Michigan, Arts for All Northern Michigan, TBAISD, Lighthouse Rehab Center – the Amigos, a weekly summertime meet-up ride for kids with special needs, this summer.
WHEN ARE THESE WEEKLY MEET-UPS?
Thursdays 5-7 P starting June 13th.
WHERE DOES THE AMIGOS HAPPEN?
At the Norte Clubhouse. In the south end of the Civic Center near the new playground.
WHO CAN COME?
All awesome young people and their families are welcome no matter their ability.
WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS DURING THE AMIGOS?
We’ll ride bikes on the Civic Center path or our special course by the Clubhouse. We’ll make new friends and probably eat some SNACKS, too!
We’ll have volunteers helping to keep the kids safe but parents are encouraged to ride with their child as well.
BYO-picnic is encouraged as eating in La Plaza, the grassy area next to the Clubhouse after the Amigos is lovely.
SHOULD I BRING MY OWN BIKE?
Yes! Your helmet, too. We’ll have a bunch of bigger balance bikes to try and hope to have some adaptive bikes available to demo as well.
SOUNDS AWESOME. DO I NEED TO SIGN UP?
Nope. No charge either. Just come to the Clubhouse. Bring a friend or three too.
LOVE THIS! HOW CAN I HELP?
We need volunteers! Get involved HERE.
Or maybe you have a tricycle or other adaptive bike we can borrow or rent for the summer? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org