Posts By: Matthew Weintraub

Oregon Mountain Bike Summit Recap

The second annual Oregon Mountain Biking Coalition (OMBC) Summit was a huge success! We had 14 mountain bike groups, important land managers and a few political folks in the room – for a grant total of 50 passionate Oregon mountain bikers. The food was good, the conversation was lively, the smiles were abundant and the

NWTA Fall Membership Drive

Your membership powers NWTA   The 2018 NWTA Fall Membership Drive kicks off today, making it a great time to join or renew your membership. Help us reach over 2,000 members this year with an individual or family membership. In the greater Portland area, Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers have helped make a whole lot of

SHIFT Recap

Pumice plains, old growth forests, epic trails and one giant volcano.  The 2018 St. Helens International Festival of trails is in the books.  Over 100 volunteers converged on the Marble Mountain Sno-park for this annual weekend of riding, stewardship and camping at Mt. St. Helens National Monument.   Attendees ranged in age from 3 to 83

Volcanic Journey

Words and pictures by Mallory Nowels You have to be a special kind of person to want to cram 80 miles with 12,000 feet of climbing into one weekend. I am that special kind of person. I’ve got this great ability of forgetting how challenging something was and only remembering how rewarding it was to

Coldwater Lake Campout Recap

It’s always amazing to see what volunteers can accomplish when they are inspired by breathtaking scenery.  This past weekend at Coldwater Lake was no exception.  The annual stewardship campout within the Mt. St Helens National Monument, organized by Jim Lemonds (affectionately known as ‘Jeep’) in cooperation with the USFS, has grown to achieve cult status

Chehalem Ridge Nature Park Update and Tour Opportunity

As you might be aware, the Metro Council unanimously approved the access master plan for Chehalem Ridge Nature Park last fall. During the planning process, NWTA was an active proponent of the plan and worked with Metro and community partners to help make the most of Chehalem Ridge. Since then, Metro has started the design engineering process

HB 1349

In recent weeks, the national discussion around bicycles in Wilderness areas has reached a fever pitch.  Here at NWTA, we wanted to take this opportunity to let all of our members know where we stand on the issue. As many of you know, HB 1349, championed by the Sustainable Trails Coalition and sponsored by Rep.

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),