A Norte! Story: Eleanor Bikes Happy To The Little Fleet


Meet Eleanor. Eleanor is a 4th grader at TCAPS Montessori @ Glenn Loomis. In addition to participating in Bike To School Fridays, TC Walks To School Day and bike2camp, Eleanor and her family joined us on many TC Rides, our weekly slow roll which finishes at The Little Fleet, this summer.

We asked Eleanor to share her experience with us. Here’s her story:

Riding Bikes To The Little Fleet With  Norte!
by: Eleanor Olds

I love Norte! because it’s like a big family that loves to bike. Biking is so fun. Sometimes a group of Norte! people make a bike train and we bike around then go to the Little Fleet for dinner. I love food and biking, so that is always fun. Norte! is Awesome.

Eleanor’s story and drawings



Norte! has played a part in mucho Bike Happy moments in Traverse City this year. From pedaling to school to exploring our woods and trails, Norte! has empowered our local youth, like Eleanor, to be resilient, independent, and self confident both on and off their bikes.

If you liked Eleanor’s story and want to support more of the same, please consider donating to our end-of-year Bike Happy, Traverse City  campaign. With your continued support, we’re committed to building a more bike-friendly Traverse City by inspiring its youth through bicycles.

Gracias. And let’s ride bikes together soon.



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