#GivingTuesday 2020: Norte TuneUp at Carson Square


(Or text TUNEUP to 44321)

We invite you to help us create a virtuous loop on #GivingTuesday. For this year’s annual day of giving, we’re asking for support to help fund Norte TuneUp.

Norte TuneUp is an opportunity for Team Orange to give back. Throughout the year, we will seek opportunities to load up our tools, grab some supplies, and gather skilled volunteer bike mechanics to tune-up bikes for people who could use the 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. 

This #GivingTuesday – December 1 – we will hold our first Norte TuneUp in partnership with Goodwill Northern Michigan at the supportive housing community, Carson Square. We will set up mobile bike stands, tents, mask up to stop the spread of COVID-19, and see how many bikes we can help get rolling a little easier. 

We need your help to purchase supplies. Your generous contributions will help us fix as many bikes as possible on December 1 and also go towards supplies for future Norte TuneUps.

Donations will help us

  • Fix flat tires 
  • Dial in brakes
  • Lube up chains
  • Provide Safety lights
  • And, install fenders to improve rider comfort for wet commutes

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.

Watch Norte’s social media platforms on Giving Tuesday for updates from Carson Square and how you can help keep everyone rolling. 


Donate by texting TUNEUP to 44321