Monthly Archives: February 2018

Dirt Lab, Remixed

Image courtesy Jason Van Horn/Bermstyle The Dirt Lab Evolution work has begun in earnest out at Gateway Green. A small cadre of builders, led by Jason Van Horn, are refining the flow, improving the fun factor. And it’s been done in a way that allows less confident riders to roll through at first, aiding skills

Stub: Trail Report

Snow was a little deep in spots, making some climbs challenging.  Other than the snow, trails are clear.  Only a few branches down, no trees from the snow.  Given the warming temps, they should be partially melted by now. The Stub Stewart LST (Local Stewardship Team) has been active in clearing the down trees throughout

IMBA Epics

Planning your 2018 MTB trips or looking for trails to explore? Check out the IMBA Epics. https://www.imba.com/ride/where-to-ride/imba-epics?param=epics    

Trees, Trails & LST

Big wind storms and winter snow storms tend to bring down trees on our trails. As part of our ‘organized’ trail projects, we work to reopen the trails and do tread work. Working in small groups, our Local Stewardship Teams (LSTs) work to clear trees to reopen the trails. If you want to help, contact LST and

Spin Class & MTB Riding

Does spin classes help your mountain bike riding? The answer is that spin classes are a great way to improve your fitness, which in turn helps your mtn bike riding. If you are fit and strong you are able to endure longer when faced with real-world trail conditions. Some of my best (and strongest) mtb seasons started with spin

Gateway Green’s Next Phase

Phase II of Gateway Green — bringing the park to fully-built status — has reached the draft plan milestone. Phase II focuses on: • Natural area restoration, • Water, power, and sewer services, • Additional recreation activities for all ages and abilities, and • Improved pedestrian and bicycle access to and within the site. We’re

Travel Oregon Funds Dirt Lab Evolution

Northwest Trail Alliance was selected as one of seven recipients of Travel Oregon’s Forever Fund, underwriting NWTA’s evolution of the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green through 2019. The Dirt Lab’s evolution will take the cycling trails, skills area, and jump line at Gateway Green to the next level. By increasing the fun and challenge of

Parking at Sandy Ridge Trailhead

Sandy Ridge Trailhead Parking Project UPDATE as of 2.6.18 – Improvements are being made at the Bureau of Land Management’s Sandy Ridge Trailhead, including new asphalt to help expand the parking area, which will provide additional parking spaces, some with tailgate bump-outs. All trails will remain open during construction activities. “We appreciate the public’s understanding