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April 2019

TART Trails’ Spring Work Bee

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Calling all volunteers! It's time for our annual Spring Work Bee. TART Trails is hosting work bees at various locations along the trail network on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 am - noon. It's the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy springtime on the trails and help us get them ready for the summer season ahead. Sign up solo or grab your friends, family and coworkers for a feel good morning on the trails. If you have light tools,…

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TART Trails’ Ambassador Training

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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When: Saturday, April 27 - 9:30am - noon Where: Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere, McGuire Room, 1st Floor and then break out sessions at various locations What: TART Trails' Ambassador Training The training is totally FREE and a light breakfast will be provided. TART Trails staff and current Ambassadors will give a brief overview of the program and what it means to be a TART Trails Ambassador from 9:30 - 10:45. Learn about the different ways in which you can…

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May 2019

Spring Pumpkin Pedal

May 5 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Jolly Pumpkin, 13512 Peninsula Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
FREE

FREE Organized Group Ride through beautiful Old Mission Peninsula, hosted by our friends at Jolly Pumpkin, to benefit TART Trails! Registration starts at 11:30am, please sign a waiver in the Peninsula Room (adjacent to Jolly Pumpkin restaurant) before meeting in the Jolly Pumpkin parking lot for the ride. Ride leaves at 12:00pm Two Ride Options: 40 miles or 20 miles (both start at noon) 40 mile full Peninsula ride http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2201473 20 mile Lighthouse ride http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2201538 Following the ride reward yourself with $2…

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Happy Hour for a Cause

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Red Mesa Grill, 1544 US 31 N
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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$10

¡Ole! Join us at Red Mesa Grill in Traverse City for a Happy Hour for a Cause! $10 at the door gets you complimentary appetizers and drinks at happy hour prices. TART staff will be hand and talking trails, specifically the new Vasa Skills Trail. All proceeds benefit TART and will support the new Vasa Skills Trail project.  Vasa "Skillz Building Trail" Project The project is a 2-mile skill-building trail course designed for beginners and youth to learn how to…

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Tails to Trails 5K

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Vasa Pathway Trailhead, Bartlett Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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The 10th annual Tails to Trails is Saturday, May 18th! Join us with your four-pawed friends on Saturday, May 18th, at the Vasa Pathway for the 10th Annual Tails to Trails! This 5K fun run/walk on the scenic Vasa Pathway is a unique opportunity to mingle with other dog owners and experience the trails with your canine friend. All proceeds benefit TART Trails. Dogs will receive a goodie bag with treats and promotional dog items Professional photos with you and your…

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Wild Parsnip & Garlic Mustard Work Bee

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join TART Trails and the Leelanau Conservancy in removing invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) at DeYoung Natural Area. We'll be hand pulling both these plants that threaten native flora. Please be aware that contact with the sap of wild parsnip can cause skin sensitivity to light and has the potential to cause rashes so long sleeves, pants and gloves are recommended. We will meet in the parking lot near the lower barn off of East…

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Bayshore Marathon Volunteers

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - May 25 @ 7:30 am
Traverse City Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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A sure sign of the summer season ahead, it's time for the Bayshore Marathon! For the last 12 years, TART Trails' Ambassadors and volunteers have been stepping up to help out at the annual Bayshore Marathon. In return for your time spent assisting race participants at packet pick up by handing out t-shirts, a generous donation is made to TART Trails. Two for the price of one! Have fun volunteering your time representing TART Trails and raise funds while doing…

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June 2019

Smart Commute Week

June 3 - June 7

Smart Commute Week is an annual celebration held during the first week of June. The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Free daily breakfasts are hosted at various locations around town for smart commuters. Every year community members challenge each other to a friendly competition known as the Smart Commute Week Challenge. Registration is FREE! REGISTER HERE! 2019 Smart Commute Week Challenge Start earning points Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 6. Team Captains Lunch is Wednesday, May 29 from Noon-1pm at the Traverse…

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¡TART Fiesta!

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Mesa Grill, 1544 US 31 N
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Join us for the 8th annual TART Fiesta on Thursday, June 6, from 6-9pm on the patio at Red Mesa in Traverse City! The evening features live music by Jack Pine, a full fajita bar, margaritas, cervezas and smart commute smiles. Full fajita bar ~ $15 for adults and $8 for children Casa margaritas and draft beers ~ $5 Proceeds benefit TART Trails.

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July 2019

Tour de TART

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $45

The 19th annual Tour de TART is on Friday, July 19, 2019! TART Trails is thrilled to host the 19th Annual Tour de TART bicycle tour on Friday July 19, 2019. More than 600 people of all ages will hit the TART and Leelanau Trails for an evening ride that begins in Traverse City at Darrow Park and ends at Village Marina & Park in the Village of Suttons Bay. Riders will enjoy two food stops along the 17-mile ride, waterfront dinner at…

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