Balance Bike Meet-Ups: Elk Rapids
Balance Bike Meet-Ups
RIDE WITH TEAM ORANGE!
Estrellas is Norte’s learn to ride program to help preschoolers and kindergarteners get cruising on balance bikes. These balance bike meetups are fun, free, and happen Fridays this summer from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Elk Rapids’ Norte Chain Hub.
COST IS FREE
These meet-ups are free because of donors and the generous sponsorship by McLain Cycle and Fitness.
If you’re able and would like to support the balance bike program to ensure that others can enjoy it, we’d greatly appreciate your contribution. Thank you!
WHAT ELSE TO KNOW
COVID-19 RESPONSE FOR BALANCE BIKE MEETUPS
Norte is committed to the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and their families. We’re able to confidently deliver these balance bike meetups because of staff, volunteers, and families following precautionary measures and monitoring protocols, and generally looking out to protect each other.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO KNOW?
- Bikes: Although we have several balance bikes (and helmets) to lend out if your child has their balance bike and helmet, please bring it.
- Location: The Norte Chain Hub is in Rotary Park in Elk Rapids.
Volunteers assist the Norte Estrellas meet-ups. Norte staff or a volunteer will be on hand to help with lending out bikes and helmets and providing some on-the-fly seat adjustments (also, lots of cheering).
If you’re interested in helping make the Estrellas meet-ups awesome and would like to volunteer to be on hand for a meet-up or two, we’re always looking for new volunteers. It’s rewarding, easy-peasy, and joyous to see these children conquer the course. We promise.
Some of the precautionary steps to Stop the Spread include:
- Physical Distancing – We ask that everyone, riders and onlookers, continue to maintain a six-foot distance from others when joining us for a balance bike meetup.
- Masks – Face coverings are not required when riding (although totally allowed). However, they are required on arrival, during breaks, and during instruction time. Onlookers mqust wear masks the entire time. Norte has masks available in our online store.
- Monitoring – We require all staff, volunteers, and families to complete an online health screen before the session begins every day. For these meetups, you can do so before arrival or onsite.
- Healthy Habits – We ask riders to follow strict hygiene measures. No sharing. No spitting. Also, we ask that all participants wash their hands with soap and water before and after the ride. The Norte Clubhouse has an outdoor handwashing station for your convenience and safety.