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Norte TuneUp

Norte TuneUp is an opportunity for Team Orange to give back. Throughout the year, we seek opportunities to load up our tools, grab some supplies, and gather skilled volunteer bike mechanics to tune up bikes for people who can use the extra help. These are our neighbors throughout Northern Michigan who depend on bicycles as essential transportation throughout the year. Norte TuneUp meets them where they are and keeps them rolling smoothly with necessary tune-ups. 

Thank you to Goodwill Northern Michigan for hosting us at Carson Square for our first Norte TuneUp on December 1, 2020. Jen Patten and Rachel McGinley greeted us with open arms and set Team Orange and residents up with hot chili, coffee, and hot chocolate all afternoon. Dan Buron and his team made it easy and allowed us to focus on fixing bikes.

Our second Norte TuneUp is slated for May 22, 2021, at Grand Traverse County Senior Center Network. More details on our event calendar.

 

WHY NORTE TUNEUP?

Norte is for happy, healthy, strong communities. We believe that the humble bicycle is still the best mode of active transportation. The bike empowers folks from all walks of life to maintain health, independence, and gain confidence. Indeed, bicycles have been bringing people together and promoting freedom for almost 200 years.

If you’re interested in learning more, shoot us an email. We’re always looking for additional bike mechanic volunteers and ideas for communities that could use extra help with bike tune ups. And, of course, if you’d like to contribute towards the purchase of supplies, let us know.

Contact Ben Boyce at ben@elgruponorte.org

 

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