Thanks to you, year three was a good one for Norte!. The best yet, actually.
Here’s a smattering of our 2016 accomplishments:
- Empowered 1000+ active, happy, ready-to-learn elementary and middle school students across Traverse City to walk/bike to school year round.
- Nominated for the Safe Routes To School Organization Of The Year award and invited to present our Great Traverse City Bike Train Experiment successes at their National conference.
- Launched El Barrio Bike Fix, our pedal-powered mobile bike shop and program that teaches basic bike maintenance to youth.
- Expanded our adventure-based bike safety program, The Bike Más Project, to Traverse Heights, Central Grade, Eastern Elementary and a week long summer camp.
- Started the Estrellas, our learn to ride program for preschoolers using balance bikes, at Eastern Elementary that continued as a very successful weekly summertime meet-up at F&M Park.
- Grew our Bike Library to 80+ bicycles that allows awesome kids to check out awesome bikes to ride to school no matter their family’s resources.
- Less screen time, more bike time in the woods! Our mountain bike programming including Vasa Domingos is getting mucho fit, confident and strong kids into our Northern Michigan forests.
- Everybody on bikes! TC Rides, our summertime slow roll, has become a not to be missed Wednesday night happening for people of all ages.
- We’re going home! Look for our new Clubhouse at the Civic Center soon.
Norte! is ready to dig deeper and reach our bike-loving arms wider. We’re more motivated than ever to continue to inspire, empower, engage, advocate, educate, encourage, support, nurture, love and help build a happy, healthy and strong Traverse City.
Your gift will support our programs and allow us to continue to strengthen community in this amazing place we call home.