Northern Michigan Events: Fall is a beautiful time to get outdoors in Northern Michigan. With color-drenched landscapes and fresh, brisk air, there is plenty to do and see. Here are some ways to enjoy what Northern Michigan autumn has to offer on the TART Trails.

TART Trails Recycle-A-Bicycle

TART Trails Recycle-A-Bicycle is holding an End-of-Season Sale on Saturday, Sept 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the workshop located at 1220 Woodmere Avenue. Items for sale include children and adult sized used bicycles, parts and accessories such as racks, baskets, wheels, seats and bags. Proceeds benefit the R-A-B program–a non-profit initiative which has provided nearly 800 bicycles to economically disadvantaged individuals in the region since 2007. For more information on the sale or the R-A-B program, contact Don Cunkle at 231-649-3443.

Run Vasa

The best way to see the wonderful Northern Michigan leaf show? Use your feet! Running Fit presents Run Vasa on Saturday, September 29th. Enjoy a beautiful 5K, 10K or 25K trail run along the loops of the Vasa Pathway. Proceeds from the run benefit TART Trails to support maintenance of the Vasa Pathway!

International Walk to School Day with TART

TART Trails is partnering with Safe Kids North Shore and Willow Hill Elementary to lead a walking school bus in celebration of International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Walking to school is a great way for kids to get exercise and reduce traffic congestion near schools. For tips on organizing a ‘walk to school’ event, visit

19th Annual Remembrance Run

Spend a day on the Vasa with friends and family, or just some time for you. Saturday, October 6th, is the 19th annual Remembrance Run hosted by the Traverse City Track Club at Timber Ridge Resort.  Please join this friendly 5K or 1k walk/run suitable for all ages. This event continues to be the top fundraising event for the Women’s Cancer Fund. Details and registration are available at

3rd Annual Traverse City Zombie Run

Join TART Trails for a ghoulishly good time at the third annual Traverse City Zombie Run 5K run/walk on Saturday, October 27th. The event will feature a new race course that starts at Right Brain Brewery in SoFo, located at 225 East Sixteenth Street. Grab your sneakers and get in line for a great time. Volunteers also enjoy the event and the perks that go with it, so be sure to check out the volunteer page.

Learn more about TART Trails by visiting their website,

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