TC Rides To See The Lights


Join Norte! for a short but sweet and awfully slow winter-y community bicycle ride through our Traverse City neighborhoods to see the Christmas lights. We will also be hosting a food drive for our friends at The Jubilee House.

Grab those bike lights, warm boots and mitts, a couple cans of food and let’s build community and embrace winter together on our bicycles.

When: Wednesday, December 21st

Where: Meet at The Workshop Brewing Company at 6.

How far will we ride? About 5km. The route features beautiful Front Street, a very festive 6th and 3 magical alleys before returning to The Workshop.

Can kids come? Of course. We will have a shorter/fun’er 1 mile route for our youngest riders.

In addition to non perishable food donations, is anything else needed? Yep. The Jubilee House is also in need of toilet paper, deodorant, gently worn men’s heavy winter jackets (they have tons of women’s coats), long underwear, hoodies, wool socks, belts size 24 – 38, jeans, boots, gloves, hats, small flashlights, batteries AA and AAA, collapsible umbrellas, disposable hand and feet warmers, back packs and cough drops.

Will there be hot chocolate? Totally.  BYO -mug, please!

How about tunes? Fo’ sure.

Do I need a fancy bike? Absolutely not. A regular mountain bike will do just fine.

Should I bring bike lights? Yes! The more the better. Light yourself up like  a Christmas tree.

Nuts. I don’t have a bike! No bike? No problem. Join Sara Cockrell of the Grand Traverse Hiking Club for a lovely “TC Walks To See The Lights”. Just bring your fave walking shoes and a headlamp or flashlight!

Could we stop mid-ride to sing carols? Great idea!

What’s The Jubilee House? Located in the heart of Traverse City, The Jubilee House provides  “daily living needs, support, and ministry that promotes dignity and respect for all we welcome through our door.” Read more about their mission HERE.

TC RIDES is Traverse City’s weekly summertime (and sometimes in the winter!!), community bicycle ride. It’s goal is to create awareness for the growing presence of regular people on regular bikes in Traverse City.

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Bike Happy. Bike Mas. Bike Winter TC.