Advocacy

Advocacy Alert – Gabbert Butte Trails – Due May 6th

Gabbert Butte Trails – Public Comments Due May 6th METRO has been working on a plan for the Gabbert Butte in East Portland/Gresham & the draft is out for public comment.  NWTA had a representative on the committee and the progress is favorable for the off road cycling community.  Please take a moment to provide

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Advocacy Alert – New MTB Trail in Tillamook State Forest

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION – Public comment needed to support the EXCALIBUR GRAVITY TRAIL in the Tillamook State Forest. Written by R. McLane from Westside Trail Federation Imagine this… A mere 35 minute drive west of Beaverton (hwy 6, just west of Brown’s camp area), starting from the top of one of the largest

New Trails in Lake Oswego!

Northwest Trail Alliance is excited to announce that progress is being made with the design and construction of the new Farr Bike Park and Luscher Trails in Lake Oswego. This project is a direct result of our successes at Gateway Green, Chehalem Ridge, and the goodwill generated by NWTA advocacy efforts and you, our members!

Chehalem Ridge Nature Park Update and Tour Opportunity

As you might be aware, the Metro Council unanimously approved the access master plan for Chehalem Ridge Nature Park last fall. During the planning process, NWTA was an active proponent of the plan and worked with Metro and community partners to help make the most of Chehalem Ridge. Since then, Metro has started the design engineering process

In case you missed it…

Jonathan Maus of Bike Portland wrote up a nice review of the Portland Parks Board meeting yesterday. Read it all here. And just because it’s pretty, here’s a word cloud based on the most-used words in your written comments to the Parks Board regarding the ORCMP:

ADVOCACY ALERT

WANT MOUNTAIN BIKING IN PORTLAND? NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! Action: Attend meeting April 3rd at 3pm The Portland Parks Board will meet to listen to input and consider the draft Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). 7th floor, 1900 SW 4th Avenue. Check Location updates Action: Written comment by March 23rd The Parks Board is also taking written comments

The people have spoken

Advocacy Alert – We need your help!

On April 3, 2018 from 3-5pm, the Portland Parks Board will meet to listen to input and consider the draft Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). The Parks Board will use the input they hear to help shape their recommendations to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS). BPS will integrate those comments along with other

Gateway Green’s Next Phase

Phase II of Gateway Green — bringing the park to fully-built status — has reached the draft plan milestone. Phase II focuses on: • Natural area restoration, • Water, power, and sewer services, • Additional recreation activities for all ages and abilities, and • Improved pedestrian and bicycle access to and within the site. We’re

The Trail Ahead

Image courtesy Jonathan Maus/BikePortland Almost 30 years ago, Theo Patterson spoke up to make sure mountain bikes weren’t banned from Forest Park. To help, Patterson founded Portland United Mountain Pedalers, or PUMP. In 2009, PUMP became Northwest Trail Alliance, and we turn 30 this year. With our Big Three-Oh looming, let’s glance back and gaze forward.

The Tide is Turning

Image courtesy Jonathan Maus/BikePortland Throughout 2017, more than 1,700 mountain bikers — from shredders to striders — dropped in to Northwest Trail Alliance-hosted digging and riding events. And, all tolled, our volunteers carved a smidgen over 12,000 hours into our trails and the political arena that sustains the flow of riding in our region. Those