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Advocacy Alert – We need your help!

On April 3, 2018 from 3-5pm, the Portland Parks Board will meet to listen to input and consider the draft Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). The Parks Board will use the input they hear to help shape their recommendations to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS). BPS will integrate those comments along with other

NEW! 30th Anniversary merchandise!

Our brand-spankin’ new (and let us add really, really good-looking) 30th Anniversary logo stuff is now available for pre-order! We’ve got T’s, ladies’ tanks (though we won’t judge if the fellas are into them as well), and water bottles. Take a look at the goods here. Take 10% off your pre-order using the code NWTA30YR. Pre-order

President’s Message – Board updates, ORCMP, & more!

NWTA members elected three new members to the board of directors at January’s general meeting and election. Paul Hobson has assumed the role of Treasurer and is leading our Trail Stewardship program, Lori Sills will be championing ride clinics, social rides, and our women’s program, and Steve Domahidy will be leading NWTA’s signature events, as

Dirt Lab, Remixed

Image courtesy Jason Van Horn/Bermstyle The Dirt Lab Evolution work has begun in earnest out at Gateway Green. A small cadre of builders, led by Jason Van Horn, are refining the flow, improving the fun factor. And it’s been done in a way that allows less confident riders to roll through at first, aiding skills

Stub: Trail Report

Snow was a little deep in spots, making some climbs challenging.  Other than the snow, trails are clear.  Only a few branches down, no trees from the snow.  Given the warming temps, they should be partially melted by now. The Stub Stewart LST (Local Stewardship Team) has been active in clearing the down trees throughout

IMBA Epics

Planning your 2018 MTB trips or looking for trails to explore? Check out the IMBA Epics. https://www.imba.com/ride/where-to-ride/imba-epics?param=epics    

Trees, Trails & LST

Big wind storms and winter snow storms tend to bring down trees on our trails. As part of our ‘organized’ trail projects, we work to reopen the trails and do tread work. Working in small groups, our Local Stewardship Teams (LSTs) work to clear trees to reopen the trails. If you want to help, contact LST and

Spin Class & MTB Riding

Does spin classes help your mountain bike riding? The answer is that spin classes are a great way to improve your fitness, which in turn helps your mtn bike riding. If you are fit and strong you are able to endure longer when faced with real-world trail conditions. Some of my best (and strongest) mtb seasons started with spin

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