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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 Skills Building Trail The project is a 2-mile skill-building trail course designed for beginners and youth to learn how to mountain…

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Bayside Park Grand Opening Ceremony

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bayside Park, 5841 US 31 N
Williamsburg, MI 49690 United States
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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 18, 2019 Save the Date for next year - Saturday, May 16, 2020 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…

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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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Short’s Pull Barn Party

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Short’s Production Facility, 211 Industrial Park Dr
Elk Rapids, MI 49629 United States
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Join us for Short's Pull Barn Party! Short's is kicking off the opening weekend on Thursday, May 23rd to celebrate preliminary design for the Acme to Elk Rapids section of the Traverse City ↔ Charlevoix Trail. TART Trails staff and project partners will be on hand to talk about the preferred route and give updates on the project. Short's is proud to partner with TART Trails and Top of Michigan Trails Council to make this project a reality and will…

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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

R-A-B Bike Swap

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Old Town Parking Garage, 125 E. 8th St.
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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Sell or buy any fun & funky or plain & practical used bikes at the 9th annual Recycle-A-Bicycle Bike Swap. This very anticipated event kicks off Smart Commute Week and is the perfect time to become the new owner of a summer cruiser or upgrade a child's bike. The R-A-B Bike Swap is for anyone who wants to sell and/or purchase a gently used or out-grown bicycle or bike accessory. Accessories include bike trailers, hitches, bike racks and sometimes frames and…

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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! 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 Area District…

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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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