Bike-Powered Christmas Tree Recycling

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With inspiration from the awesome people at Modacity in Vancouver, Norte! is excited to again offer bike-powered delivery of your Christmas tree to Traverse City’s recycling drop-off site. Because recycling your tree by bicycle might just be the most awesome thing ever:

  • it’s easy. Just make a $25 donation
  • it’s convenient. One less trip for you
  • it’s less wasteful. Turning your tree into mulch rocks
  • it supports Norte. Yay for a stronger, better connected and more bicycle friendly Traverse City.

Here’s How it Works:

1. Donate $25 HEREMake sure to comment “tree” in the box so that we know this is for a pick up.

2. We will contact you via email to schedule your pick up.

3. A Norte volunteer will pedal your Christmas tree to Hull Park using our 8ft, heavy duty bike trailer.

4. Give yourself a pat on the back for supporting kids on bikes in Traverse City and recycling your tree into mulch and erosion control for City parks and Brown Bridge Quiet Area.

Pick-ups available in Oak Park, Boardman, Traverse Heights, Central and Old Town neighborhoods only.

Pick-ups start 12/27/15 and end 1/6/16 .

Your donation will allow us to awesome’ize our new Clubhouse at the Civic Center including:

  • new bike tools, parts and supplies for El Barrio Bike Fix, our learn-to-wrench program.
  • more bikes for our Bike Library, our free program that aims to get bikes to kids so they can ride to school.
  • scholarships for The Bike Mas Project, our adventure-based bike safety program.

Email questions to hello@elgruponorte.org

More info on Traverse City’s tree recycling program HERE.

Learn more about our Clubhouse HERE.

Learn more about Modacity and their amazing internationally crowd-sourced #TreeByBike photo gallery HERE.