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What’s Up at Sandy Ridge?

Our shuttle fundraiser, an interview with Brent Sullivan, and a little Sandy info. Sandy Ridge Info The Sandy Ridge Trail System is built and maintained through a partnership with the BLM, IMBA and the Northwest Trail Alliance.   Each year, nearly 700 hours of volunteer time is spent ensuring that the 17+ miles of trail

Dig Days, Rides, Demos, Shuttles & More!

Summer is just around the corner and, although the rain has set in again, there’s still too much fun to be had on the trail and off to keep track of.  Here’s your NWTA roundup of all of the MTB-related happenings locally and a little further afield. Check out our Community Calendar for longer range

NWTA is Northward Bound! Coldwater Lake & TDG

The Coldwater Lake Trails Located about 2.5 hours north east of Portland, the Coldwater Lake trails consist of three trails (211, 230 and 230A).  The entire loop is about 12 miles long with approximately 2000 feet of climbing. While the loop can be ridden in either direction, many folks prefer to ride clockwise to take

Stub Stewart: Mountain Bike Adventures Close to Home

Have you ever wondered where the trails you ride come from?  New to Stub and want some route suggestions?  Curious about what’s coming up at Stub? Then read on! We’ve got you covered. Just 30 minutes west of Portland, the Stub Stewart MTB system is comprised of more than 15 miles of trail, ranging from

Member Highlights – Tiny Shredders

JP, Debbie, Maddy & Freddy D. Favorite thing about mountain biking When the trail goes woo woo woo (said with hand motions) – Freddy (4) Going downhill because it’s really steep and fun and I don’t have to pedal I can just go down. – Maddy (8) Why did you join NWTA? We joined the Northwest Trail Alliance a

Advocacy Alert – Gabbert Butte Trails – Due May 6th

Gabbert Butte Trails – Public Comments Due May 6th METRO has been working on a plan for the Gabbert Butte in East Portland/Gresham & the draft is out for public comment.  NWTA had a representative on the committee and the progress is favorable for the off road cycling community.  Please take a moment to provide

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Advocacy Alert – New MTB Trail in Tillamook State Forest

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION – Public comment needed to support the EXCALIBUR GRAVITY TRAIL in the Tillamook State Forest. Written by R. McLane from Westside Trail Federation Imagine this… A mere 35 minute drive west of Beaverton (hwy 6, just west of Brown’s camp area), starting from the top of one of the largest

“Storm the Coast” Klootchy Big Dig – Recap

Our NCTA partners put on a high energy event, and NWTA signed up 40 people to Storm the Coast and build some trail on the burgeoning new Klootchy Creek trail system in Clatsop county near Seaside/Cannon Beach. A total of 65 people turned up. People came from Portland, Vancouver, Camas, Troutdale, Longview, Castle Rock, Tigard,

Proper Cycle Werks / NWTS Log Over Clinic – Recap

Despite a questionable forecast and large amounts of rain coming down everywhere else in the PNW, 20 women were giddily enjoying their luck on the trails at Growlers Gulch, free of water falling from the sky. A perfect day for a log-over clinic. Riding log-overs can be tricky, intimidating and the root cause of many