As the sport of mountain biking has grown in the last 30 years from a niche sport to a mainstream activity for hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts across America, the need for more bike-accessible trails and improving existing trails has become more pressing. We are passionate rider advocates who recognize that action is required to maintain and expand our treasured sport and outdoor lifestyle. We have been working hard to represent the mountain bike community in our city and surrounding region and work with local land owners and agencies to build and maintain trails, help allocate funding for new trails, and mitigate user conflicts.
Over the past few years, our organization has gone through a major rebranding and restructuring, aimed at expanding its focus to all types of off-road cycling within our geographic area, including cross-country style singetrack trails, urban pumptracks and skills parks, (sub)urban cyclocross training facilities, sustainable freeride and downhill trails, and urban “natural surface trails” as an alternative to paved trails for bike commuting and transportation within the city. Our goal is to become an alliance of cyclists and trail advocates who share a common vision for off-road cycling in our region.
From advocacy, to bike patrol to our trail building events, it’s easy to get involved with NWTA. However, it’s also important to become a member so that we can continue to fund all the amazing activities that NWTA is involved in each year.