General

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.     

Dakine’s Builders Pack In Action

Ride, stop, dismount, cut a tree, re-pack, and ride on. Every trail builder needs a Dakine Builders Pack. Check out the short demo video. Video was taken today while doing trail clearing at L.L. Stub Stewart MTB Area after the latest wind storm. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6dD6_r6HTFNSXpvbmZiY1Y2dm8/view?usp=sharing https://www.dakine.com/builder-pack-40l.html

Off-Road Cycling on OPB Think Out Loud Today

Michelle Kunec-North, Program Coordinator, City of Portland will be on OPB’s Think Out Loud today (April 3rd) at noon for a segment on the Off-Road Cycling Master Plan. The conversation will likely run from 12:20 to 12:40. The show is live and will be taking listener calls. The show will also be rebroadcast at 8

March’s Member Meetup

Our March meeting at Velo Cult brought a lighter (daylight savings time) start to the affair but also a lighter crowd (it’s also Spring break week). To simulate the experience at home, grab your favorite snack and drink, and we’re on to the announcements! Emcee Andy Crump began by noting that Washougal Bike Park will

Speak Up Now About ORCMP

Portland has launched an interactive map to gather your feedback on the potential sites for off-road cycling in the city: Click on a site, understand its potential, and submit your feedback directly. But before you go, there’s a few things you must know: Don’t be confused by the six black location markers, they simply identify existing