Work Party

Get the shovel out

Mt Hood Work Party/ Shuttle Ride

 Saturday October 24th, NWTA will assist with a Mount Hood work party on the Bottle Prairie Trail off Road 44.

Depending on weather, we will arrange vehicles to finish the work party with a ride down Dog River.

Halo on the Hood by patmans.



Food Beer Trail at SSSP

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

This month's group trail build will focus on installing a trailhead sign, creating a rock garden skill filter, and then some tread work.  To show appreciation to all those who help, there will be some brews and food provided after.  But please sign up or email me to RSVP.  

We will not meet at the park, but at Buxton Trailhead.  Address: 24600 NW Bacona Rd, Buxton.  From there its an easy ~2 mile pedal up the Banks-Vernonia trail.  The worksites will be close to the trailhead, so knobby tires and clipless pedals are not necessary unless you plan to ride after.  We will ride out of the parking lot at 9:10, if you are late you can find us at the bottom of Fellings Wedge. 


NWTA Skills Course Build at the Lumberyard

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

NWTA's Skills Course has proven to be one of the most popular attractions at the annual Sunday Parkways events. This year, we're coming back with a new and improved course to be used for Sunday Parkways and other NWTA-sponsored events throughout the year.

In coordination with The Lumberyard, we're hosting a Skills Course Build Day on Wednesday, April 16th from 6:00 to 9:00pm. We need at least 10 volunteers to help assemble the course using power tools and lumber materials.


Mt St Helens Coldwater Lake work event and campout

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

To celebrate National Trails Day, we will be out in force at Coldwater Lake on the north side of Mount St. Helens on Saturday, June 7th.

Last year’s work party drew only 75 volunteers. We are aiming for 100 this time, so get your name on the list and start browbeating your friends. NO DOGS AT THIS EVENT.

To say the project is a large one is a sizable understatement. The scope includes work on a 12-mile loop comprised of the 211, 230, and 230A. Last year, we also hit about a mile of the 230A from the back of Coldwater Lake toward St. Helens Lake. Depending on the number of volunteers and the snow conditions, we are hoping to do more in this area.

Last year’s epic end-of-the-day party will be hard to beat, but we will do our best.


Sandy Ridge Trail Maintenance Day: Season Opener

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Please join the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA), the Bureau of Land management (BLM) and the International Mountain Bicycle Association for a Sandy Ridge Trail System (SRTS) trail maintenance and build day, Saturday, April 26th, 2014.

Trail mainenance focus: Volunteers will form into small groups and address any trail issues that have shown themselves after the winter at SRTS. All trails will be tuned up to handle the spring rains and the sustained rider counts that have only increased over the last few years.


Stub Stewart Trail Build

 A critical section of Link'n'Pin trail, which connects the whole XC trail system together, has been shut down all winter for repairs.  Two bridges are already completed, we only have one remaining and some dirt/rock shoring to do, then we can reopen it just in time for spring.  

Meeting location:  Clayhill Horse staging area.  From the entrance of Stub Stewart S.P., drive up past the visitor center and past Hilltop Day-use area, to the bottom of the hill with a large gravel parking lot and circular drive.  

Meeting time: 9:00am.  Its about a 2 mile ride on trails to the work site.  Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions.  If weather/conditions permit we will ride down to the south trail afterward.  


Parke Diem

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come on out to our 'end-of-season' work party at the Ventura Park Pump Track on Saturday, October 11th. NWTA is hosting this work party in coordination with the annual city-wide Parke Diem event organized by the Portland Parks Foundation. Volunteers will receive swag from event sponsors including food and drinks!

We'll be making improvements to the pump track and completing basic maintenanc and clean up of the site. Email for info on the work party.

Click here for more info on the Portland Parks Foundation's 2014 Parke Diem event.


Ventura Park Pump Track Rebuild Work Day

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Ventura Pump Track Rebuild

We're looking for 10-20 volunteers to help rebuild and maintain the Ventura Park Pump Track. Plan on being ready to get your hands dirty at 10:00am. NWTA will be providing snacks and beverages to those in attendance. A special thanks goes out to Northwest Compost Products for donating materials needed for improving the Ventura Pump Track. Please RSVP for the event by signing up with your contact info.



Stub Stewart - Mountain Bike Trail Build Day - Cross-Country

Hosted by Northwest Trail Alliance - XC Trails - Park and meet at 9am at the Buxton Trailhead area, which is at the very end of the main road into Stub Stewart State Park. From there its about 2 miles to the work site, mostly on gravel and multi-use trails, so its strongly encouraged to bring a bike and ride in. We have plenty of tools, but please bring a pair of work gloves. Also suggest rain gear, warm clothes, and work shoes/boots because it gets muddy. Also bring your own water.

***Please RSVP for the work party using the sign-up form***

We're looking for at least 4 volunteers to make this work party a success!

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