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January’s Member Meetup

After drinks, a bit of light food, hey-there, and bike ogling — love the mix at Velo Cult — the meeting snicked into high gear. Michelle Kunec-North of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, herself a competitive off-road cyclist, led an open forum on ORCMP (dig in here). Questions, some tough, were asked, answers were

The Public Land Heist

Special interest groups are waging an aggressive campaign to sell off public lands in the west (get the basics, then learn about Oregon legislation here). Recently, led by the Outdoor Industry Association, 173 outdoor industry CEOs signed an open letter urging President Trump and Congress to keep public lands public. Please join in via an electronic petition

Youth Access to Gateway Green Improving

EASIER RIDE-TO-RIDE ON THE EASTSIDE The I-205 undercrossing, a bike and pedestrian connection between the west side of I-205 and Gateway Green, will make the park more easily accessible by riders — youth in particular — from surrounding neighborhoods. It’s one of 13 different Gateway District cycling projects PBOT (Portland Bureau of Transportation) plans to

Act Today, Washington County Residents

EMAIL TWO SENTENCES, ENSURE TILLAMOOK FOREST ACCESS Washington County has until Wednesday, January 25, to opt out of a $1.4-billion, class-action lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). County commissioners, split on the matter, need to hear from you— and banging out a quick email will do (how-to below). RECREATION VERSUS MONEY Underpinning the

2016 Stub Riders Stats

As we continue to build trails and make trail improvements, L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is becoming a mountain biking destination.  As per our TRAFx trail counters, we noted another increase of riders who visited the Stub mtb area. 12,788 in 2015 18,036 in 2016 We are forecasting another large jump in the number of riders who visit

Speaking Up

ASSEMBLING THE ADVOCACY PUZZLE PIECES Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) — a developing vision for a citywide system of off-road cycling facilities — is helping debunk common misunderstandings that often get in the way of mountain bike access to trails. Because we’re all advocates, I’d like to share a distillation of information that each

Wayne Naillon’s Christmas Gifts, by Dale Latham

I am honored to be the person to share some very happy news. In short, over $62,000 has been donated in Wayne Naillon’s memory during the last six months! Many of you shared your sorrow when Wayne Naillon suddenly passed away last spring. Wayne was a friend to so many people, especially in the mountain

A Breakout Year for NWTA

2016 ANNUAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS In 2016, Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers invested over 8,800 hours — valued at more than $222,500 — into trail systems across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. It’s amazing, the combined effort our mountain bike community puts into creating, enhancing, and protecting the trails we love to ride. Like the loam we build

Be a Trail Builder

AND FIND OUT WHY THEY’RE CALLED WORK PARTIES 2016 has been a highly productive year for NWTA trail work, with more than 7,100 on-trail volunteer hours invested in our riding destinations, our communities, our joy. We’re poised to up our game in 2017. Late last year we organized our trail work volunteers into Local Stewardship

2017 Board of Directors Candidate Bios

It’s time to start off the new year for NWTA with our annual board of directors elections.  This year, we have some existing directors renewing their commitment to NWTA, as well as some new folks generously offering their time and talents in support of our mission.  Please join us at our January general membership meeting to cast