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NWTS Tackle Switchbacks at Growlers Gulch

Sunday February 9th provided a much needed, rare, sunny day. Not only did we take advantage of it, we basked in it! What a great day to hold a clinic! Switchbacks can be tricky no matter which direction you are riding them. 20 women (w/t/f) had the opportunity to learn the specific steps to take

Trail Sisters lean into Cornering Clinic

Focusing in on improving even the most basic skills, like cornering, can have a tremendous effect on your ride experience and confidence level. This proved to be true for the 14 women that showed up on Sunday January 26th for the Beginner Level Cornering Clinic. After a breakdown of 5 key points to follow, each rider

TSI’s Trail School at Klootchy Creek Trails

Holding a Trail School in January on the coast can be a chancy roll of the weather dice. Apparently the sun gods favor the bold- 7 trail stewards were welcomed with sunshine and a rare, dry day. Our focus was on the brand new machine-built Upper Chris Cross trail. Due to the generous rainfall on

ADVOCACY ALERT – State Forest Advisory Committee Opening

The State Forest Advisory Committee(SFAC) has an opening with applications due by February 7th. If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in advocacy and representing mountain biking and other recreational interests this is a great way to do it! It’s a relatively low commitment of 4 meetings per year, most of them in Salem with

Open NWTA board position – Community Director

The Northwest Trail Alliance’s Nominating Committee is searching for a member volunteer who is interested in filling an open position for a Community Director on our Board of Directors. Any interested parties should email volunteer@nw-trail.org Community Director Are you gregarious? Do you like interacting with people and putting a smile on their face? NWTA is

Save The Date – Sandy Ridge Shuttle Day 7/18

Saturday July 18, 2020 Shuttles running: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thanks to a group of motivated volunteers, our shuttle event is coming back again this summer and is only happening once in 2020. Space is limited and like every year this event will sell out, so sign up early to make sure you’ve got

Jan 5 Build Establishes New Record at Growlers Gulch

Originally posted at WriteTek Northwest Written by Jim LeMonds It was a classic Growlers Gulch build with 136 volunteers coming out to work on several big projects. The total eclipsed the previous record of 130. Here’s what got done – Carnage – The line is completely buffed out. It will be muddy and soft for

The Pipeline Trail at Rocky Point is Done

Written by Jered Bogli Update from our work on Saturday 12/21. The Pipeline – aka the ridge, aka the connector is DONE! Overall the trail now drains 100% better. Segments of the trail were re-routed to help accomplish this, we laid lots of gravel to keep mud off of bikes, built up rollers and pump

Rocky Point Weekly Saturday Dig’s Continue

Written by Daniel Beaman On Saturday 12/21 10 people donned rain gear and braved the weather to spread gravel and cut in another section of the south side trail, Butter Knife. Great comradery, high spirits, and love for  the Rocky Point trails led to a very effective team and some great work. Build parties continue

Do you want more trails?

Your donations help build more trails This is not an IMBA request. Contributions go directly to Northwest Trail Alliance. It has been an incredible year. We are creating more riding opportunities and there is no end in sight. We know we can build on the momentum of 2019 and do even better in 2020. This