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NWTA volunteer positions. We need you !!!!

The Northwest Trail Alliance is in need of motivated people to help keep the well oiled NWTA machine running smoothly. If you have a few hours per week to commit, we could use the help. We are looking for people with any or all of the following skills: Web design and maintenance skills (WordPress) Social

New Trails in Lake Oswego!

Northwest Trail Alliance is excited to announce that progress is being made with the design and construction of the new Farr Bike Park and Luscher Trails in Lake Oswego. This project is a direct result of our successes at Gateway Green, Chehalem Ridge, and the goodwill generated by NWTA advocacy efforts and you, our members!

CZ Trail Update

Wayne Naillon’s legacy continues.  Construction is beginning soon on improvements to the Crown Zellerbach Trail (CZ Trail) between Scappoose and Vernonia that will include bike repair stations, improved signage, and other Trailhead improvements.  The $6,000 that we raised in Wayne’s memory was used as the cornerstone match for a $150,000 Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

NWTA Fall Membership Drive

Your membership powers NWTA   The 2018 NWTA Fall Membership Drive kicks off today, making it a great time to join or renew your membership. Help us reach over 2,000 members this year with an individual or family membership. In the greater Portland area, Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers have helped make a whole lot of

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