Events

Save The Date – Sandy Ridge Shuttle Day 7/18

Saturday July 18, 2020 Shuttles running: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thanks to a group of motivated volunteers, our shuttle event is coming back again this summer and is only happening once in 2020. Space is limited and like every year this event will sell out, so sign up early to make sure you’ve got

Jan 5 Build Establishes New Record at Growlers Gulch

Originally posted at WriteTek Northwest Written by Jim LeMonds It was a classic Growlers Gulch build with 136 volunteers coming out to work on several big projects. The total eclipsed the previous record of 130. Here’s what got done – Carnage – The line is completely buffed out. It will be muddy and soft for

Rocky Point Weekly Saturday Dig’s Continue

Written by Daniel Beaman On Saturday 12/21 10 people donned rain gear and braved the weather to spread gravel and cut in another section of the south side trail, Butter Knife. Great comradery, high spirits, and love for  the Rocky Point trails led to a very effective team and some great work. Build parties continue

Do you want more trails?

Your donations help build more trails This is not an IMBA request. Contributions go directly to Northwest Trail Alliance. It has been an incredible year. We are creating more riding opportunities and there is no end in sight. We know we can build on the momentum of 2019 and do even better in 2020. This

Saturday Digs at Rocky Point get the job done

Written by Tyler B. Hogstrom Waking up early on a weekend to the patterning of hard rain on your roof might give you the last reason you need to swear off mountain biking for one more week or put your skis in the car and head for snow.   NWTA members were out in force

Guided Ride at Growlers Gulch

A few hardy souls braved the elements on Sunday December 1st and enjoyed an awesome guided group ride at Growlers Gulch. The group toured several of the upper trails where they found themselves in a winter-y snow dusted wonderland .  Navigating the trails at Growlers can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with the trails.

24 Trail Sisters #optoutside on Black Friday

It was a balmy 35 degrees on Black Friday when 24 Trail Sisters met at Rocky Point to #optoutside together for an intermediate level ride on the north side of the trail system. But this story began several weeks prior in early October at the NWTA Leadership Retreat. The Rocky Point local stewardship team (LST)

Trail Flagging Produces Plan for New Trail at Growlers

Written by Jim Lemonds Five people showed up for a unique trail flagging clinic taught by myself and Dave LeMonds at Growlers on Saturday November 30th. This was a hands-on clinic focusing on layout of a new line nearly a mile in length that they hope to see roughed in at the next Growlers dig

Cyclepath fuels a small army of trail workers at Sandy Ridge

A small but dedicated group of volunteers arrived at the Sandy Ridge parking lot early Sunday morning to a abundant amount of coffee and donuts, generously provided by event sponsor Cyclepath PDX.  With the weather forecast in flux, a number of registered participants never arrived, but we still had over a dozen folks who honored

Thank you to all the givers

  The Northwest Trail Alliance is thankful for a dedicated community of givers. We are thankful for the valuable time and energy people give so that we can build and maintain the trails we love. We are thankful for the boots on the ground, the dirt muscle, the cat herding and organizing, and the less