Traverse City Events: Celebrate your health and your community while challenging the status quo; take part in TART Trails' 18th Annual Smart Commute Challenge during Traverse City's Smart Commute Week, June 1-8, 2012.

TART Trails' Smart Commute is a year-round program dedicated to a transformation in transportation by promoting, educating and developing active transportation in Traverse City and throughout Northern Michigan. Whether you are a Smart Commute veteran or looking to start your Smart Commute Challenge now, gather with TART Trails for this annual week-long celebration!

Smart Commute Week challenges the Traverse City community to get around without the use of individual automobiles. Park your car, truck or SUV in the garage and instead participate in ride sharing with coworkers, take advantage of the public transit system, and get some exercise on Northern Michigan's regional trail systems by foot or bike.

TART Trails of Traverse City, in coordination with sponsors, will host events throughout Smart Commute Week encouraging and celebrating the environmental and social sustainability that smart commuting inspires. Find all of the ways that you can get involved! Click here to register and to find the complete calendar of events for Smart Commute Week in Traverse City, including the popular Recycle-A-Bicycle Bike Swap and Smart Commute Breakfasts.

Photo(s) by Courtesy "Appreciating Life Up North"