Monthly Archives: September 2017

Rank Portland’s Bicycle Friendliness

Admittedly, we’re a little out of our realm here, but many of you are also commuters and road cyclists. Help the The League of American Bicyclists rank Portland as a Bicycle Friendly Community (spoiler alert: there’s nothing here about off-road cycling). Portland’s 2013 Rank was Platinum. Does that still ring true? Here’s the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFC_FA17_PortlandOR

Stub trails CLOSING for forest thinning starting November 2017

From November 2017 thru February 2018, Stub Stewart State Park trails will be closed for forest thinning (using heli-logging operations to limit trail impact).  This will result in improved forest health and a better riding experience.  Stub volunteer work parties will start in March – April timeframe to restore any affected trails. “Safety will be our

Broken and Coastal: Weekday Shreds at Gateway Green

Broken and Coastal has been producing some great content showcasing all kinds of riding around the PNW. This video showcases a playful weekday ride at Portland’s own Gateway Green! Check out their website for more motivation to get out there and ride!

Hagg Lake Brush-n-Ride Work Day

Hi All! We plan on trimming back the blackberries and other brush while we ride around the lake on October 8th from 9 to about noon. Northwest Trail Alliance will supply tools, but if you have a favorite brush trimmer be sure the label and bring it with you! Also bring your bike and be

The Oregon Trail Tax

In case you haven’t heard, pay it forward has a whole new meaning in Oregon. In response to the ‘bike tax’ recently implemented under Oregon House Bill 2017, Santa Cruz Bicycles will be matching the $15 per bike excise tax customers pay with an equal donation to three Oregonian trail building organizations–the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA),

Fall Membership Drive – Join and be Eligible to Win!

When you join or renew your membership with NWTA in September, you will automatically be entered to win great weekly prizes AND the grand prize of a Banshee Spitfire full-suspension bike through IMBA’s fall membership drive! Weekly prizes include a Thule bike rack, Giro helmet, Lezyne tools and Stage power meter! Join or renew today

Shaping our Future

Our plans for 2018 are beginning to form. What would you like to see NWTA do more of in 2018? Is there something you’d prefer we do less of? We’re working for you — member, sponsor, and land manager alike — so please let us know how we can better reflect your desires. Email me

Caution! Horses on Banks-Vernonia Trail 9/16/2017…

On Saturday September 16, 2017 (between 9am to 3pm) the Northwest Chapter of Oregon Equestrian Trails club will be hosting a trail ride along Banks-Vernonia Trail.  More horse riders than usual will be on the B-V. This is good opportunity to remember trail etiquette. Remember… Slow and stop well before encountering horse riders,  say hello and see what they’d