Monthly Archives: April 2017

Successful workday at SRT

On Saturday 40+ people volunteered to help do trail maintenance on the Sandy Ridge Trail. A big thank you goes to Brent Sullivan for organizing, to the crew leaders (Tom Slovak, Shane Gould, Tom Archer, Steve Swearingen, and Scott Sutterer) and to all the hard working volunteers that made the event a success.     

Reminder: Register for Sandy Ridge shuttle day before it’s too late!

Our popular spring Sandy Ridge Shuttle fundraiser is back on Saturday, June 17th! We only have 200 spots available and tickets are going fast. Please note that we are not selling tickets the day of the event, so don’t wait! Tickets can be bought here and cost $30 for NWTA members, $15 for kids (with

Ride Forest Park? Speak Up!

As part of the citywide Off-road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP), the City is proposing five draft trail concepts in Forest Park. These concepts were guided by the Forest Park Planning Principles, which translate the project’s vision and the many plans for Forest Park into specific guidance for off-road cycling. Here are the five draft trail concepts: • Open Tolinda

2,000 Comments in 2 Weeks … And You?

In just a couple of weeks, those for and against have left nearly 2,000 comments about the Off-road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). Through in-person open houses and community events, the online interactive map, the Forest Park questionnaire, a general comment form, and email (offroadcycling@portlandoregon.gov), many have shared their ideas for creating more places for people of all ages and

OPB Thinks Out Loud About Off-Road Cycling

On Monday, April 3, Off-road Cycling Master Plan Project Manager Michelle Kunec-North and Project Advisory Committee member Evan Smith discussed the plan’s focus on kids and families, its goal to provide places to ride across the city — and Forest Park. Curious about who said what? Listen now.

Dakine’s Builders Pack In Action

Ride, stop, dismount, cut a tree, re-pack, and ride on. Every trail builder needs a Dakine Builders Pack. Check out the short demo video. Video was taken today while doing trail clearing at L.L. Stub Stewart MTB Area after the latest wind storm. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6dD6_r6HTFNSXpvbmZiY1Y2dm8/view?usp=sharing https://www.dakine.com/builder-pack-40l.html

Grand Opening of bridges at Stub! (VIDEO)

Check out this new video from March work party that shows volunteer team putting the finishing touches on the bridge approaches for “Link’n’Pin” section of Shoofly trail… (don’t get this one confused with the February 2017 large work party event (video) working on bridges as well – it was a multi-year effort and these were

Ride in the Wilderness

Well, not quite yet. House Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) has introduced legislation to let federal land managers regulate bicycle use on Wilderness trails. Details of the bill can be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1349 The bill, H.R. 1349, puts mountain bikers on the same footing as campers, hikers, hunters, and equestrians by restoring federal

Love Forests? Respond to ODF Operations Plans

Each year the Oregon Department of Forestry invites public comment on work plans, called Annual Operations Plans (AOPs), outlining state forest activities. Through May 4, public comments are invited for ODF’s district activities for the 2018 fiscal year, which starts July 1, 2017. These plans describe specific activities such as timber sales, reforestation, road building,