A group that promotes bicycling in the Traverse City area is recycling Christmas trees with two wheels.
In exchange for a $25 donation, Norte will take trees to Hull Park, Traverse City's tree drop-off site. Volunteers make door-to-door visits on a bike with a trailer attached to the rear. Norte was started by Ty and Johanna Schmidt, who noticed that many kids were being driven to Traverse City schools.
They organized bike rides from their house. Norte has grown to include a bike shop, a mountain bike club and youth empowerment projects.