Events

Weekly Regional Roundup

We’re starting a new weekly(ish) feature rounding up all the MTB-related happenings locally and a little further afield. Look for updates on or around Wednesdays in the future.  *Inclusion in this list does not denote an NWTA connection; we’re here to spread the word for all our friends and partners across the region. ***April, oh April,

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

Group Ride + DOD event

Last weekend a large group of NWTA members joined the Disciples Of Dirt (DOD) for their annual “All Comer’s Meet” and explored the trails at Carpenter Bypass (Whypass). Groups in attendance included Disciples of Dirt (DOD), Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA), Team Dirt, and Salem Area Trail Alliance (SATA). DOD volunteers have been building and maintaining this

Gratitude

As we roll through fall, kicking up that last bit of dust before the landscape goes red, gold, and muddy, it’s a good time to reflect on the challenges we stepped up to, the accomplishments we nailed down, and the folks who made it happen … You. Thank you. Words don’t do justice to the

Stub trail builder event moved to Sunday, October 15th

  Daniel Katten, NWTA’s volunteer leader for Railyard trail work party at Stub, has moved planned work party from October 14th to Sunday, October 15th.   This will allow volunteers to attend the Chris King Open House and custom bike Builders Showcase in Portland. Be sure to RSVP if planning to help build yourself a new

Sandy Ridge News

Recently, NWTA met with the BLM to exchange planning information for 2018. Here’s what’s coming for Sandy Ridge: The Sandy Ridge Trailhead Construction begins October 2nd on expansion of the Sandy Ridge Trailhead. Long-term plans include tripling parking capacity and adding tailgating bump outs, potable water, security improvements, changing rooms, a bicycle wash station, and

Fall Work Party Lineup

For those of you itching to get a little dirt under your fingernails buffing our summer-worn trails into all-weather riding goodness, we have welcome news (aside from the rain)! Here’s our current schedule of fall 2017 work parties: • October 28: Stub Stewart #2 (Drip Torch touchups) • November 4: Sandy Ridge #1 (winter readiness)

Shaping our Future

Our plans for 2018 are beginning to form. What would you like to see NWTA do more of in 2018? Is there something you’d prefer we do less of? We’re working for you — member, sponsor, and land manager alike — so please let us know how we can better reflect your desires. Email me