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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

Weekly Roundup (Extended Outlook)

Hi all! This week’s update on upcoming events is looking at fun stuff a little further out on the calendar. We’ve got a bunch more events coming up fast. Summer might be coming to an end, but we’ve got an awesome line up of fall activities for you! Please join us for more MTB bike fun:

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

Weekly Regional Roundup

August is almost here and there’s so much trail fun to be had! We all like to keep our schedules open for things that pop up, but sometimes you’ve got to plan for the future.  If you haven’t already, sign up for the SHIFT MTB Fest! This 3-day camp out (8/16-19) on St. Helens is

Ray Bayley May 23, 1955 – July 9, 2018

A member of our community recently passed away. Mike “Ray” Bayley provided years and years of volunteer work for mountain biking and urban cycling through PUMP and NWTA, supporting trail work parties and advocacy meetings. He was a long time representative of the mountain bike community for trail access at Powell Butte. We can be thankful

Weekly Regional Roundup

It’s been a while, but this week has way too much going on for us not to share some highlights with you. So, here’s your NWTA Weekly Roundup of all the MTB-related happenings locally and a little further afield.  Check out our Community Calendar for longer range planning. We hope to see you on the

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

Scenes from the Festival

As Jonathan Maus captured it, “… the Festival was like an off-road version of Sunday Parkways. The scenes that unfolded were heartening: Tykes barely big enough to walk ran with balance bikes over whoop-de-dos; a young girl on a full-size bike got her first-ever riding lesson; pre-teen boys raced each other on BMX bikes down

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