Norte Opens Free Community Bike Shop

A local group has a goal of making biking in northern Michigan more affordable.Norte Bike Shop

Norte in Traverse City just opened their community bike shop to anyone, free of charge.

Individual donors and community foundations are covering the cost.

The shop was previously available only to club members.

It’s filled with donated tools and equipment to keep bicycles rolling.

“Having the tools and space, you know most people don’t have that at home and it’s it brings that cost of entry down for a lot of people who can’t afford to have their bike fixed but need it for essential transportation to get where they need to go or want to go across our region,” said Ashlea Walter, Development Director.

Norte is next to the Grand Traverse County Civic Center and is open on weekdays.