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HB 1349

In recent weeks, the national discussion around bicycles in Wilderness areas has reached a fever pitch.  Here at NWTA, we wanted to take this opportunity to let all of our members know where we stand on the issue. As many of you know, HB 1349, championed by the Sustainable Trails Coalition and sponsored by Rep.

NWTA’s ORCMP Testimony

Portland’s Parks Board is currently deliberating on the merits of Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). The outcome will be a set of Parks Board recommendations flowing back to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, as well as to City Council for consideration when the ORCMP comes before them for their vote. NWTA has provided

Call for 2018 Northwest Trail Alliance board candidates and administrative volunteers!

The Northwest Trail Alliance’s (NWTA) mission is to make Portland, NW Oregon and SW Washington, a recognized and acclaimed haven for mountain biking and off-road cycling. The NWTA is an all-volunteer organization, from trail building to advocacy work with local and state leaders. We are looking for bright, diverse, committed, professional individuals to join our board or

Input Needed: Timothy Lake Trail Improvements

Through the end of the year, Portland General Electric (PGE) is surveying trail users with regard to planned improvements to the Timothy Lake trail system in the Mt Hood National Forest, including: • Improvement of the overall condition of the trails: Removal of safety hazards, mitigation of resource damage, repair of structures, restoration of the

Get Well, Park

Park Chambers, a fixture in Portland’s mountain biking scene for decades, recently suffered a heart attack. We wish Park a speedy ride on the trail to recovery. Urge him on. Send a card; tell him a story of how much mountain biking, Fat Tire Farm, and he means. Direct your cards to: Park Chambers Fat Tire Farm

ADVOCACY ALERT – Washington Park Master Plan

ADVOCACY ALERT – Washington Park Master Plan – Comment period closes Thursday at 5 pm.  Portland Parks is wrapping up the planning process and needs your comments.  The good news, an off road cycling trail is included in the plan, the bad news is they have prioritized it to the final phase, many years in

E-I-E-I ORCMP

Assessing the Off-Road Cycling Master Plan Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan is now in its final stage of development, the Draft Plan Phase. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is asking the public for feedback on the Draft, which will be incorporated into the Proposed Plan presented to City Council for adoption. As an

Hunting Season

Hunting season is here.  What should you do? A) Stop riding B) Put your dear friend in a deer suit and chase them around the woods C) Keep riding, wear some blaze orange, and lose the deer suit You would be surprised how many people pick option A, but this is the best time of

Veterans Day

Suggestion: Take a veteran for a mtb ride this weekend and thank them for their service to our country. Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces.

STUB STEWART TRAILS ARE CLOSED

Construction Advisory for L.L. Stub Stewart State Park (10/27/2017 – 02/28/2018) Due to a helicopter forest thinning operation within the park boundaries (paste link below to server for more information) – Trail closures at Stub Stewart State Park are as follows – All hiking, Mt. biking and horseback riding trails will be closed at Stub