Trinity Lutheran School

Young XXXX learning to move and be physically active as part of ordinary life – like going to school! – and then inspiring their parents, teachers, principals, neighbors to do the same is, in our opinion, a powerful means to sustainable well-living and community healthfulness.

Independent, happy, confident, ready to learn youth are empowered to be guardians of their health, develop lifelong habits to move more and sit less and be leaders in their community.

Norte administers Safe Routes To School programs across the Traverse City area as well as in Northport and Elk Rapids. Our programs, projects, and events are dedicated to empowering students of all ages to be active for life.


  • The Bike Mas Project: After school, adventure-based bike safety program for upper elementary students
  • Estrellas: An in-school, learn to ride program for preschoolers using balance bikes
  • Fridays Fantásticos: A weekly celebration of students walking, biking and rolling to school.
  • The Great Bike Train Experiment: A network of adult-led bike train connecting neighborhoods to neighborhood schools or bus stops.
  • Winter Walk Wednesdays: A #StepItUp inspired celebration of people – big or small – walking to work, school or just for FUN!
  • Park & Stroll: Drive as usual but park in a designated area that’s nearby the school and then walk 5-10 minutes on a safe route with your child.
  • Bike 2 Bus: Pop-up bike racks at select neighborhood bus stops to bike, park, and bus to school.


Bike to Bus locations:


Park & Stroll:


Passionate about kids getting themselves to Trinity Lutheran School? Get involved!

  • Ideas on what should be done to make your school more walkable/bikeable? Spots for Park & Stroll locations? Routes for bike trains or walking buses? What safety concerns do you see around your school? How can we better encourage and empower more kids to actively get themselves to your school?



The S-Bahn departs from its Station at 219 East 9th Street at 7:35. With a nod to the highly efficient German train, the S-Bahn enjoys a very zig-zaggy ride through beautiful Old Town and Central neighbors to Trinity Lutheran School.

About a 2km ride.


The S-Bahn will arrive back at its Station at 3:20.

A Norte! volunteer will lead The S-Bahn both to and from school. Parents are responsible for getting their child to The S-Bahn Station on time as well as picking them up there after school.

Our trains pride themselves on being punctual. We can’t be late for school therefore The S-Bahn will not wait for anyone.

Bike To School Fridays rules apply:

Helmets required
Safe riding mandatory
Smiles and High Fives encouraged

Please email Tammy LaFaive, the S-Bahn’s chief Conductor, at if you’re planning on riding The S-Bahn.

Google Maps of the Trinity Lutheran train:


Learn more about The Great Traverse City Bike Train Experiment HERE.

If you are a Bike Champion and would like to get involved at Trinity Lutheran (lots of different things to do…not just leading Bike Trains), please email Norte!’s Safe Routes To School Coordinator, Ty Schmidt, at or call 231.709.4410.

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