General

The Oregon Trail Tax

In case you haven’t heard, pay it forward has a whole new meaning in Oregon. In response to the ‘bike tax’ recently implemented under Oregon House Bill 2017, Santa Cruz Bicycles will be matching the $15 per bike excise tax customers pay with an equal donation to three Oregonian trail building organizations–the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA),

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

Caution! Horses on Banks-Vernonia Trail 9/16/2017…

On Saturday September 16, 2017 (between 9am to 3pm) the Northwest Chapter of Oregon Equestrian Trails club will be hosting a trail ride along Banks-Vernonia Trail.  More horse riders than usual will be on the B-V. This is good opportunity to remember trail etiquette. Remember… Slow and stop well before encountering horse riders,  say hello and see what they’d

Help out NWTA for FREE!!!

Do you shop at Amazon or Fred Meyer? If so, help us out! Amazon:  Search Smile.Amazon.com. Under the search bar, click “supporting”. Scroll down to “click your own charitable organization”. If you search “Northwest Trail Alliance”, we should be the first result. Next, click select on the right side. It is as simple as that.

All Riders, All Trails

Observe the action at the Dirt Lab and it becomes readily clear that the experiment is engaging riders outside the NWTA’s current realm: Weekdays, you’ll see neighborhood moms, encouraging their charges (soon to be chargers) and, on weekends, adults on mountain bikes that were state-of-the-art a decade ago, all intermixed with our usual suspects on

Sandy Ridge Shuttle, Highlights + Photos

Not only did we raise $6,000+ for the ongoing development of the Sandy Ridge Trail system, but we had a blast doing it.  Once again this event sold out in advance and was a huge success. Special Thanks to Dennis Veatch and Shane Gould for organizing this event as well as the 30 + volunteers who

Vacation Party?

  After hosting many work parties and events, I have been amazed at how far people travel to help at our events, with the most recent traveling from Spain. So in the name of research, I decided to give a vacation work party a try. I joined the Maui Mountain Bike Coalition, a local IMBA

Build Something Meaningful

Creativity is gratifying personally, and when shared, it makes a better world. Building a trail is an exercise in creativity. Helping build a bike park, more so. A bike park strengthens the surrounding community. Outdoor recreation reduces crime rates, improves educational outcomes, and increases health and well-being. It’s a powerful economic engine that also creates

Scappose Access Pass On Sale May 16th

The access pass for Scappose goes on sale May 16th at 7pm on the www.wyrecreation.com website.  The trails along the south side of Rocky Point road require this pass and are $75 for a year.  Because pass sales were low last year at this special location they have decided to recombine the area into larger parcel

Successful workday at SRT

On Saturday 40+ people volunteered to help do trail maintenance on the Sandy Ridge Trail. A big thank you goes to Brent Sullivan for organizing, to the crew leaders (Tom Slovak, Shane Gould, Tom Archer, Steve Swearingen, and Scott Sutterer) and to all the hard working volunteers that made the event a success.