Norte MeetUps for the the Deaf Community
Meet us at the Wheelhouse
We’re thrilled to announce Norte MeetUps for the Deaf Community. This new event will be led by Norte coordinator Lauren Dake, and we hope to turn into something that happens regularly.
Norte MeetUps begin with introductions and then roll into a comfortable, slow roll on bicycles.
Our first meeting of five weekly meetups is on Oct 3rd at 11 am.
- October 3, 11 am -12.
- October 10, 11 am -12.
- October 17, 11 am -12.
- October 24, 11 am -12.
- October 31, 11 am -12.
Norte MeetUps for the Deaf Community will meet at Norte’s Wheelhouse, that very orange building at the north side of the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City. If anyone needs a bike, we have a bunch in there to borrow.
WHO IS INVITED?
We invite anyone hard of hearing, families of Deaf children, CODAS (Children of Deaf adults), SODAs (siblings of Deaf adults), and friends and interpreters of the Deaf to join us.
If you have a bike, certainly bring it. Otherwise, we have bikes we can loan out for the meetup, including adaptive bikes. If it’s been years since you’ve ridden a bicycle or have never ridden one, that’s okay– we have you covered and can help.
STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY DURING THE PANDEMIC
We understand the importance of facial expressions as part of sign language. While it is crucial to wear masks to help stop the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe during the pandemic, we also know the importance of creating an inclusive meetup. When we are gathered, we will maintain physical distances of at least six-feet and wear face masks as much as possible. For example, if someone is speaking to the entire group, they may remove the mask.
We ask that everyone be responsible and monitor their health. If you have been feeling ill, please wait until symptoms pass before joining us. We will still be here and happy to greet you!
The National Association of the Deaf offers more comprehensive recommendations for keeping the Deaf Community safe during the pandemic. We will continue to monitor their recommendations.