Bring The Bike Más Project To Your School

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The Bike Más Project is Norte!’s experienced-based, after-school program for elementary aged students which aims to develop the next generation of active, healthy, engaged young leaders in Traverse City through bike repair, education, safety and adventure.

We had a great first session at Traverse Heights this spring. We believe that The Bike Más Project is scalable, sustainable and awesome. Think of a school-based empowerment program like “Girls On The Run” except with bikes (and boys, of course).

 

Thanks to a Safe Routes To School grant and a successful summer fundraising campaign, we’re dreaming big to bring The Bike Más Project to more Traverse City schools.

Each session requires at least 2 adult Bike Champion volunteers.

What’s a Bike Champion?

A Bike Champion:

  • is passionate about riding bicycles
  • is enthusiastic about sharing his/her love of bicycles with elementary aged students
  • is dedicated to growing bike culture at his/her neighborhood school
  • is knowledgeable of basic bike repair (think, changing a flat tire or adjusting brakes)
  • is capable of teaching bike handling skills, safe riding principles and the rules of the road
  • is a happy, smile-y, super awesome Norte! ambassador

The Bike Más Project meets for an hour and a half, 1x/wk for 5 weeks starting mid-September. It is limited to 5 students from the 3rd, 4th or 5th grades.

Read our recap of Traverse Heights Elementary’s first Bike Más Project HERE.

Please email/call Ty Schmidt, Norte!’s Safe Routes To School coordinator, at ty@elgruponorte.org/231-709-4410 for more information about bringing The Bike Más Project to your school.

Read more about The Great Traverse City Bike Train Experiment, our Safe Routes To School funded TCAPS program, HERE.

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