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Announcing New PDX Trails

The Northwest Trail Alliance is delighted to announce a substantial addition to the inventory of mountain bike trails in the greater Portland area. As of August 1, 2019, NWTA members will have access to mountain bike trails a mere 20 minutes from downtown Portland. This begins a relationship with a private timber company with substantial

2019 SHIFT Trail Stewardship work has something for everyone

One of our signature events is St. Helens Festival of Trails aka SHIFT & it is coming up in a few weeks (8/15-8/18). This year we have a unique opportunity to maintain the Sheep Canyon-Loowit-Toutle Loop, which has only seen sporadic maintenance in the past 10 years, as well as our regular maintenance work with

NWTA volunteer positions. We need you !!!!

The Northwest Trail Alliance is in need of motivated people to help keep the well oiled NWTA machine running smoothly. If you have a few hours per week to commit, we could use the help. We are looking for people with any or all of the following skills: Web design and maintenance skills (WordPress) Social

We took Portland policy-makers mountain biking, and it was awesome

On June 21st, your NWTA Board of Directors members and a few of our heavily involved volunteers took policy makers from the City of Portland, Metro, and ODOT for a few hours of fun at Gateway Green for our inaugural Take A Policy Maker Mountain Biking Day (TAPMMBD). Organized by our Advocacy Director, Andy Jansky,

Ape Canyon Trail Work Re-Cap

31 volunteers gathered in the fog on Sunday morning (June 23rd) to clear brush that has grown into the beloved Ape Canyon Trail. A couple of hikers joined a large contingency from Growlers Gulch Racing & NWTA ready to work. We split into 4 groups that were positioned in key spots along the trail. Each

Holy Shuttles, Batman!

Advocacy Alert ICYMI, our very own Andy Jansky made an appearance on Bike Portland this week!  If you’re curious what NWTA has been up to re: trails in Portland, check out the article. Then, check out this page to learn more about how you can help us get more singletrack that Portlanders don’t have to

Weekly Regional Roundup

Happy Father’s Day for all the dads out there!! We hope your weekend is full of fun and family on the trails and off. Here’s a little cheat sheet for father/kids/partner activities coming up. Check out our Community Calendar for longer range planning. We hope to see you on the trail! *Inclusion in this list does not

Multiple trail users join forces to clear the Wilson River Trail.

10 volunteers from 3 different user groups gathered on Saturday (6/8)morning ready to clear overgrown brush on the Wilson River Trail in the Tillamook State Forest. Starting from the King’s Mountain trailhead the crew worked their way clearing salmonberry & ferns that have long been encroaching on to the trail. The group widened the corridor

Weekly Roundup

Happy June!! June is the best month in Portland. Why? Pedalpalooza, that’s why!  It’s a month-long festival of bikes. So, check out the Pedalpalooza calendar and get out there (hint: there’s even a naked MTB ride on there, just sayin)!  Here’s a sampling of our fave Pedalpalooza and other rides and events coming up to

NW Trail Sisters/Liv/Gladys Bikes Intro to Bikepacking Trip Recap

Written By Tori Bortman of Gracie’s Wrench Photos by Nell Stamper It was an idea born on the road of long miles in Casey Wytaske’s imagination. As the Liv/Giant Field Rep and demo fleet driver, Casey has plenty of driving time on her hands to dream things up. Her goal was this: get a group