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WT&F Wrench Clinic success!

Last Thursday, Gladys Bikes put on an awesome women, trans & femme wrench clinic for NWTA at Bike Farm.  We worked on derailleur adjustments, basic maintenance, dialing in our suspension and even re-upped the Stans in our tubeless tires! Thank you so much to Gladys Bikes and Bike Farm for donating their time and space to

Weekly Regional Roundup

Here’s your NWTA Weekly Roundup of all the MTB-related happenings locally and a little further afield.  Look for updates on or around Wednesday each week. What’s coming up that you’re stoked about? Let us know by emailing loris@nw-trail.org.  We hope to see you on the trail! *Inclusion in this list does not denote an NWTA

NEW! 30th Anniversary merchandise!

Our brand-spankin’ new (and let us add really, really good-looking) 30th Anniversary logo stuff is now available for pre-order! We’ve got T’s, ladies’ tanks (though we won’t judge if the fellas are into them as well), and water bottles. Take a look at the goods here. Take 10% off your pre-order using the code NWTA30YR. Pre-order

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

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STUB STEWART – CLOSURE UPDATE

Forest thinning operation: As planned, Stub Stewart is in full closure for the month of January 2018.  Campgrounds, cabins and trails are closed. Visit this link for the latest updates regarding the closures related to the timber harvest activities. http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkNotices&parkId=75 – Once the Timber Harvest is completed we will be organizing volunteer events to help get the

Hunting Season

Hunting season is here.  What should you do? A) Stop riding B) Put your dear friend in a deer suit and chase them around the woods C) Keep riding, wear some blaze orange, and lose the deer suit You would be surprised how many people pick option A, but this is the best time of

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