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Gateway Green’s Next Phase

Phase II of Gateway Green — bringing the park to fully-built status — has reached the draft plan milestone. Phase II focuses on: • Natural area restoration, • Water, power, and sewer services, • Additional recreation activities for all ages and abilities, and • Improved pedestrian and bicycle access to and within the site. We’re

Travel Oregon Funds Dirt Lab Evolution

Northwest Trail Alliance was selected as one of seven recipients of Travel Oregon’s Forever Fund, underwriting NWTA’s evolution of the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green through 2019. The Dirt Lab’s evolution will take the cycling trails, skills area, and jump line at Gateway Green to the next level. By increasing the fun and challenge of

Parking at Sandy Ridge Trailhead

Sandy Ridge Trailhead Parking Project UPDATE as of 2.6.18 – Improvements are being made at the Bureau of Land Management’s Sandy Ridge Trailhead, including new asphalt to help expand the parking area, which will provide additional parking spaces, some with tailgate bump-outs. All trails will remain open during construction activities. “We appreciate the public’s understanding

Meet Lori Sills

Editors Note: this is the third and last in a series of posts introducing NWTA Board of Director candidates for 2018-2019. Voting takes place at our January 30 member meeting. Lori Sills Hi! I’m Lori Sills. I’m a lawyer, a new member of Team AF and I have a cat named Spokes. Originally from outside

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

Meet Paul Hobson

Editors Note: this is the second in a series of posts introducing NWTA Board of Director candidates for 2018-2019. Voting takes place at our January 30 member meeting. Paul Hobson Paul Hobson, an on- and off-road cyclist and cycling advocate for the past 15 years, cut his teeth in the bike world commuting to and

Meet Steve Domahidy

Editors Note: this is the first in a series of posts introducing NWTA Board of Director candidates for 2018-2019. Voting takes place at our January 30 member meeting. Steve Domahidy I am a 30+ year bicycle industry veteran with experience in everything from race tech support to founding companies and award winning design. I am

Group Ride + DOD event

Last weekend a large group of NWTA members joined the Disciples Of Dirt (DOD) for their annual “All Comer’s Meet” and explored the trails at Carpenter Bypass (Whypass). Groups in attendance included Disciples of Dirt (DOD), Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA), Team Dirt, and Salem Area Trail Alliance (SATA). DOD volunteers have been building and maintaining this

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STUB STEWART – CLOSURE UPDATE

Forest thinning operation: As planned, Stub Stewart is in full closure for the month of January 2018.  Campgrounds, cabins and trails are closed. Visit this link for the latest updates regarding the closures related to the timber harvest activities. http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkNotices&parkId=75 – Once the Timber Harvest is completed we will be organizing volunteer events to help get the