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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

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