Posts By: Juntu Oberg

Advocacy Alert – Gabbert Butte Trails – Due May 6th

Gabbert Butte Trails – Public Comments Due May 6th METRO has been working on a plan for the Gabbert Butte in East Portland/Gresham & the draft is out for public comment.  NWTA had a representative on the committee and the progress is favorable for the off road cycling community.  Please take a moment to provide

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Advocacy Alert – New MTB Trail in Tillamook State Forest

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION – Public comment needed to support the EXCALIBUR GRAVITY TRAIL in the Tillamook State Forest. Written by R. McLane from Westside Trail Federation Imagine this… A mere 35 minute drive west of Beaverton (hwy 6, just west of Brown’s camp area), starting from the top of one of the largest

Proper Cycle Werks / NWTS Log Over Clinic – Recap

Despite a questionable forecast and large amounts of rain coming down everywhere else in the PNW, 20 women were giddily enjoying their luck on the trails at Growlers Gulch, free of water falling from the sky. A perfect day for a log-over clinic. Riding log-overs can be tricky, intimidating and the root cause of many

Tillamook Trail Mix Event Recap

80+ volunteers from 5 organizations representing 4 different user groups gathered at Gales Creek Campground on Saturday March 30th for the inaugural Trail Mix, a Tillamook State Forest Clean Up. Trail Mix was a brainchild of Nathan Frechen, an active trail steward with the Oregon Timber Trail & Jeremy Long, owner of Daybreak Racing, a

Women’s Trail work day – ReCap

Written by event leader & NW Trail Sister Nancy Stone In the spirit of the NW Trail Sister’s motto, We Dig Where We Ride, 23 women emerged through a foggy morning to get their hands dirty, side by side to do just that. Dig. Rake. Prune. Build. They were inspired, as they climbed to the

NW Trail Sisters – Switchback Climbing Clinic Re-Cap.

Written by event leader & NW Trail Sister Nancy Stone As if climbing hills with your mountain bike isn’t hard enough, throw in some switchbacks & even experienced riders can be challenged to stay upright. This Sunday (03/17), 22 NW Trail Sisters learned a few key tricks to make climbing switchbacks not only do-able but

NW Trail Sisters Cornering Clinic Re-Cap

After a few weeks of event cancellations due to snow & ice, the sun gods shone down on 17 women on Sunday 03.10 for the Women’s Beginner Level Cornering Clinic at Growlers Gulch. Clinics are a perfect way to build new skills or even sharpen existing skills and this event was no exception. Focusing primarily

Oregon Trail News: Salmonberry Trail Project

New Year, New Organization Leads the Salmonberry Trail Project The Salmonberry Trail Foundation is a new non-profit with a mission to transform a former rail line into a one-of-a-kind Pacific Northwest outdoor experience. The proposed 84 uninterrupted miles of multi-use, non-motorized trail will connect the Portland-Metro area to the Oregon Coast, gently descending through Salmonberry

Northwest Trail Sisters New Beginnings for New Riders Ride Recap

24 bold women showed up for the New Beginnings for New Riders clinic sponsored by Proper Cycle Werks at Growlers Gulch trails in Castle Rock, WA on Sunday 01/06! Despite a strong weather front that moved in the night before, these women arrived, undeterred, ready to learn a thing or two about the magical world