Advocacy

Video: Stub Bridge Project

Here is a video of last weekend’s amazing trail project at Stub Stewart. With large works parties like this last weekend,  2017 is going to be a big year for Stub! *** Special thanks to AJ Murray for creating this video for us.   Want to help keep the momentum going at Stub? Check out the

Metro Wants to Know

Metro is asking for our help. Through 2016, the Chehalem Ridge Nature Park planning team connected with residents throughout the region to gather opinions on what the new nature park should be like. More than 4,500 survey responses, eight on-site tours, and a series of engagement events have shaped the Park’s draft recommendations. Please take

January’s Member Meetup

After drinks, a bit of light food, hey-there, and bike ogling — love the mix at Velo Cult — the meeting snicked into high gear. Michelle Kunec-North of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, herself a competitive off-road cyclist, led an open forum on ORCMP (dig in here). Questions, some tough, were asked, answers were

The Public Land Heist

Special interest groups are waging an aggressive campaign to sell off public lands in the west (get the basics, then learn about Oregon legislation here). Recently, led by the Outdoor Industry Association, 173 outdoor industry CEOs signed an open letter urging President Trump and Congress to keep public lands public. Please join in via an electronic petition

Act Today, Washington County Residents

EMAIL TWO SENTENCES, ENSURE TILLAMOOK FOREST ACCESS Washington County has until Wednesday, January 25, to opt out of a $1.4-billion, class-action lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). County commissioners, split on the matter, need to hear from you— and banging out a quick email will do (how-to below). RECREATION VERSUS MONEY Underpinning the

Speaking Up

ASSEMBLING THE ADVOCACY PUZZLE PIECES Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) — a developing vision for a citywide system of off-road cycling facilities — is helping debunk common misunderstandings that often get in the way of mountain bike access to trails. Because we’re all advocates, I’d like to share a distillation of information that each

A Breakout Year for NWTA

2016 ANNUAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS In 2016, Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers invested over 8,800 hours — valued at more than $222,500 — into trail systems across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. It’s amazing, the combined effort our mountain bike community puts into creating, enhancing, and protecting the trails we love to ride. Like the loam we build

Dirt Lab @ Gateway Green

Post by Jocelyn Gaudi – Board member, Friends of Gateway Green Dirt Lab [noun] \dert\ᐧ \lab\: A community crowdfunded project to develop mountain biking and hiking trails at Gateway Green, while improving environmental quality at the park and encouraging civic and economic revitalization in East Portland.   For more than ten years, a group of community advocates, the

Portland Parks Survey – Action Needed

New FP park access = MTB trails??? Nicely ask for ‘single track’ trails when you complete the survey. Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ForestParkEntrance

Metro approves plan for trails at North Tualatin properties

Despite the recent objections of property owners near the North Tualatin property north of Forest Park, the Metro Council voted unanimously on Thursday to move forward with a plan that includes creating X miles of mountain bike trails on the land. “I’m so proud of our members for handling this process in an adult, professional