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Gratitude

As we roll through fall, kicking up that last bit of dust before the landscape goes red, gold, and muddy, it’s a good time to reflect on the challenges we stepped up to, the accomplishments we nailed down, and the folks who made it happen … You. Thank you. Words don’t do justice to the

Stub trail builder event moved to Sunday, October 15th

  Daniel Katten, NWTA’s volunteer leader for Railyard trail work party at Stub, has moved planned work party from October 14th to Sunday, October 15th.   This will allow volunteers to attend the Chris King Open House and custom bike Builders Showcase in Portland. Be sure to RSVP if planning to help build yourself a new

Wrapping Up ORCMP

After a summer out of view, Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) is stepping back into the sometimes harsh spotlight of political discourse: The next PAC (Project Advisory Committee) meeting — scheduled for Thursday, October 5th at 4pm, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 7th floor — is set to discuss an updated set of draft recommendations

Sandy Ridge News

Recently, NWTA met with the BLM to exchange planning information for 2018. Here’s what’s coming for Sandy Ridge: The Sandy Ridge Trailhead Construction begins October 2nd on expansion of the Sandy Ridge Trailhead. Long-term plans include tripling parking capacity and adding tailgating bump outs, potable water, security improvements, changing rooms, a bicycle wash station, and

Fall Work Party Lineup

For those of you itching to get a little dirt under your fingernails buffing our summer-worn trails into all-weather riding goodness, we have welcome news (aside from the rain)! Here’s our current schedule of fall 2017 work parties: • October 28: Stub Stewart #2 (Drip Torch touchups) • November 4: Sandy Ridge #1 (winter readiness)

Rank Portland’s Bicycle Friendliness

Admittedly, we’re a little out of our realm here, but many of you are also commuters and road cyclists. Help the The League of American Bicyclists rank Portland as a Bicycle Friendly Community (spoiler alert: there’s nothing here about off-road cycling). Portland’s 2013 Rank was Platinum. Does that still ring true? Here’s the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFC_FA17_PortlandOR

Stub trails CLOSING for forest thinning starting November 2017

From November 2017 thru February 2018, Stub Stewart State Park trails will be closed for forest thinning (using heli-logging operations to limit trail impact).  This will result in improved forest health and a better riding experience.  Stub volunteer work parties will start in March – April timeframe to restore any affected trails. “Safety will be our

Broken and Coastal: Weekday Shreds at Gateway Green

Broken and Coastal has been producing some great content showcasing all kinds of riding around the PNW. This video showcases a playful weekday ride at Portland’s own Gateway Green! Check out their website for more motivation to get out there and ride!

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),

Fall Membership Drive – Join and be Eligible to Win!

When you join or renew your membership with NWTA in September, you will automatically be entered to win great weekly prizes AND the grand prize of a Banshee Spitfire full-suspension bike through IMBA’s fall membership drive! Weekly prizes include a Thule bike rack, Giro helmet, Lezyne tools and Stage power meter! Join or renew today