Posts By: Lori Sills

Dig Days, Rides, Demos, Shuttles & More!

Summer is just around the corner and, although the rain has set in again, there’s still too much fun to be had on the trail and off to keep track of.  Here’s your NWTA roundup of all of the MTB-related happenings locally and a little further afield. Check out our Community Calendar for longer range

NWTA is Northward Bound! Coldwater Lake & TDG

The Coldwater Lake Trails Located about 2.5 hours north east of Portland, the Coldwater Lake trails consist of three trails (211, 230 and 230A).  The entire loop is about 12 miles long with approximately 2000 feet of climbing. While the loop can be ridden in either direction, many folks prefer to ride clockwise to take

Stub Stewart: Mountain Bike Adventures Close to Home

Have you ever wondered where the trails you ride come from?  New to Stub and want some route suggestions?  Curious about what’s coming up at Stub? Then read on! We’ve got you covered. Just 30 minutes west of Portland, the Stub Stewart MTB system is comprised of more than 15 miles of trail, ranging from

Member Highlights – Tiny Shredders

JP, Debbie, Maddy & Freddy D. Favorite thing about mountain biking When the trail goes woo woo woo (said with hand motions) – Freddy (4) Going downhill because it’s really steep and fun and I don’t have to pedal I can just go down. – Maddy (8) Why did you join NWTA? We joined the Northwest Trail Alliance a

Oh, Sandy, we’ve missed you (trail report)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having some serious separation anxiety without access to my go-to trails at SRT. So, when the weather got warm this weekend, my partner Chris and I headed up to do a little recon. Long story short, on Sunday, nothing above TNT & Little Monkey was worth the

Proper Cycle Werks womens’ mini-clinic & #optoutside options

Yesterday, Proper Cycle Werks and Nancy Stone led a crew of 15 NW Trail Sisters around Growlers for a great mini-clinic.  We braved the chilly morning in Castle Rock and wound our way to some of the higher trails in the Growlers system under the watchful eye of Mt. Saint Helens.  Warmed up, we settled in to

2018 NW Demo Days! – updated 7/13

**UPDATE: We’ve created a page under the “events” tab with demo and rental information, which will be updated regularly. ***   Can’t wait for a demo day? Contact your local bike shops and ask about their demo rental programs! Fat Tire Farm is now offering high end mountain bike rentals!  Whether you want to take a

WT&F Wrench Clinic success!

Last Thursday, Gladys Bikes put on an awesome women, trans & femme wrench clinic for NWTA at Bike Farm.  We worked on derailleur adjustments, basic maintenance, dialing in our suspension and even re-upped the Stans in our tubeless tires! Thank you so much to Gladys Bikes and Bike Farm for donating their time and space to

Where’d you ride this weekend?

We got out to scout Cold Creek this weekend for an upcoming NW Trail Sisters ride. The rain cooled us off on that super fun climb to the top and our bikes just stuck to the trail all the way down! We ran into NWTA member and volunteer Chad Gurney and his son Cole, who