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NWTA sawyers trained & certified by USFS

Written by Dan Beaman. Seven NWTA members congregated at the Middle Fork Ranger Station in Westfir, OR on the morning of March 14th. Unbeknownst to them, this would be the last sanctioned group event for the foreseeable future. The group was a mix of Northwest Trail Alliance & North Coast Trail Alliance Local Stewardship Teams,

COVID-19 Statement

A message from Bob Lessard. President Northwest Trail Alliance NWTA will be cancelling all activities for the remainder of the month of March due to COVID-19 concerns. Our event calendar will be adjusted regularly to be in line with the most up to date recommended practices. We ask our members to follow CDC safety guidelines

NWTA Going Independent. Farewell IMBA Chapter Program

A message from Bob Lessard. President Northwest Trail Alliance. The Northwest Trail Alliance has been in a close relationship with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) for decades, and it has served us well. IMBA was, and still is, a positive force for mountain bike advocacy in North American and around the world, but the

Rocky Point Parking

It took a while, but we have parking at our trailhead. This was a top priority, for convenience, but also for the safety of NWTA members. Please park efficiently, and leave room for cars to get by and turn around. We will know soon enough how many cars will squeeze in, but if it’s full,

NWTA signs agreement with Portland Parks & Recereation

Press Release 03.18.2020 Portland OR On Tuesday March 10, 2020, the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) entered into a formal partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) for the stewardship of soft-surface cycling trails in Portland Parks. This stewardship agreement pertains to the maintenance, improvement, and enhancement of portions of soft surface trails and corridors in

A message from your NWTA Leadership Team

Due to the risks posed by Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oregon & SW Washington, NWTA will be postponing all group activities until further notice. This includes social rides, the March 31 member meeting, and work parties. We were not anticipating such a thing would have direct impacts on our activities, so we will pause to

Rocky Point BIG Dig recap

Written by Scooter Sutterer Despite the threat of rain 84 volunteers came out to Rocky Point for the March 7th Big Dig. The goal was to work on a reroute of Joy of Climbing. The old trail was a rutted straight shot up a steep hill on the edge of a clearcut. Too steep for

We’re Hiring! Operations Coordinator

  We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing organization that is responsible for mountain bike trail access and development in large parts of Oregon and Washington, and for over 20,000 hours of volunteerism annually. Founded in 1988 in Portland Oregon, the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) is the largest mountain

NWTA Member’s connection to Portland Art Museum Volcano! Exhibit

From February 8th to May 17th the Portland Art Museum Volcano! Exhibit features a grand photograph of Mt. St. Helens from that fateful day 40 years ago from NWTA’s Tara Bowen-Biggs’s father. Below is the story from Tara about how it all came together & the surprise she & her sisters had when they saw

NWTS Tackle Switchbacks at Growlers Gulch

Sunday February 9th provided a much needed, rare, sunny day. Not only did we take advantage of it, we basked in it! What a great day to hold a clinic! Switchbacks can be tricky no matter which direction you are riding them. 20 women (w/t/f) had the opportunity to learn the specific steps to take