Northern Michigan Donut Ride

Northern Michigan Donut Ride


Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm
Northern Michigan Donut Ride

Kids + Mountain Bikes + Donuts = A+

In partnership with the generous folks at Peace, Love & Little Donuts and Timber Ridge, we are stoked to host the third annual Traverse City Donut Ride.

WHEN?

Sunday, October 25, 2020

WHERE?

Meet at the Norte Dirt Yurt at Timber Ridge at 11:45. Rolling at noon.

WHO CAN COME?

All awesome kids and their families are welcome no matter their mountain bike experience or skill.

HOW FAR IS THE RIDE?

5 distances to choose from:

1 mile – Paved loop around Timber Ridge for our balance bike superstars
3 miles – Flat and easy on the Fatbike loop for our youngest shredders
6 miles  – Flat’ish Fatbike + Kinglet loop for beginner riders
7 miles – Iceman’s hilly Slush Cup course for our intermediate riders
15 miles – Big Vasa loop for advanced riders

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

1. A mountain bike that functions. It doesn’t need to be fancy but it should roll, shift and stop.
2. A helmet.
3. A water bottle.

WHAT WILL NORTE BRING?

The yummy Peace, Love and Little Donuts, of course.

IS IT FREE?

You betcha.

DO I NEED TO REGISTER?

Nope. But please RSVP below.

 

 

BIG THANKS TO PEACE LOVE & LITTLE DONUTS AND TO TIMBER RIDGE!

COVID-19 RESPONSE ON THE TRAILS

COVID-19 RESPONSE ON THE TRAILS

We urge the riders to continue to follow precautions when out riding with others outside of your COVID-19 bubble. If we keep doing these things, we will be doing our part to keep everyone happy, healthy, and strong. For reference, here is our COVID-19 precaution sheet we use for Mountain Bike Team. The basics:

  • Physical Distancing – Riders from different families must maintain a distance of six feet. Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association recommends further when riding hard on the trail as droplet spread increases. 
  • Masks – Face coverings are not required when riding. However, they are a crucial part of stopping the spread when gathering with others, even outdoors.
  • Monitoring – By now, we’re all getting used to a body check before going to school, camp, practices, or into a new place. The trails are the same. You may use Norte’s seven-second health screen before Vasa Domingos.
  • Healthy Habits – In line with USA Cycling and Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association guidelines, we ask riders to follow strict hygiene measures. No sharing. No spitting. No gross “snot-rockets.” If a rider needs to sneeze or cough, covering up with a handkerchief or releasing it into the arm is the rule. We also ask that all participants wash their hands with soap and water before practicing and carrying their hand sanitizer.

Norte’s COVID-19 Task Force will continue to stay abreast of the latest requirements and guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns related to our pandemic response, please contact Gary at gary@elgruponorte.org.