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Ray Bayley May 23, 1955 – July 9, 2018

A member of our community recently passed away. Mike “Ray” Bayley provided years and years of volunteer work for mountain biking and urban cycling through PUMP and NWTA, supporting trail work parties and advocacy meetings. He was a long time representative of the mountain bike community for trail access at Powell Butte. We can be thankful

Weekly Regional Roundup

It’s been a while, but this week has way too much going on for us not to share some highlights with you. So, here’s your NWTA Weekly Roundup of all the MTB-related happenings locally and a little further afield.  Check out our Community Calendar for longer range planning. We hope to see you on the

2018 NW Demo Days! – updated 7/13

**UPDATE: We’ve created a page under the “events” tab with demo and rental information, which will be updated regularly. ***   Can’t wait for a demo day? Contact your local bike shops and ask about their demo rental programs! Fat Tire Farm is now offering high end mountain bike rentals!  Whether you want to take a

Scenes from the Festival

As Jonathan Maus captured it, “… the Festival was like an off-road version of Sunday Parkways. The scenes that unfolded were heartening: Tykes barely big enough to walk ran with balance bikes over whoop-de-dos; a young girl on a full-size bike got her first-ever riding lesson; pre-teen boys raced each other on BMX bikes down

Coldwater Lake Campout Recap

It’s always amazing to see what volunteers can accomplish when they are inspired by breathtaking scenery.  This past weekend at Coldwater Lake was no exception.  The annual stewardship campout within the Mt. St Helens National Monument, organized by Jim Lemonds (affectionately known as ‘Jeep’) in cooperation with the USFS, has grown to achieve cult status

LapQuest: Video

As promised, here is the video from the last LapQuest.  Enjoy!  Video: LapQuest @ Stub Stewart-2018 Special thanks to Nick Payne for creating the video, AJ Murry for creating the opening image, and Andrew Bond for creating the LapQuest event graphics.  Couldn’t have done this without these awesome volunteers. — NEXT UP – LapQuest @ Hood River. A joint

Chehalem Ridge Nature Park Update and Tour Opportunity

As you might be aware, the Metro Council unanimously approved the access master plan for Chehalem Ridge Nature Park last fall. During the planning process, NWTA was an active proponent of the plan and worked with Metro and community partners to help make the most of Chehalem Ridge. Since then, Metro has started the design engineering process

Weekly Regional Roundup

Here’s your NWTA Weekly Roundup of all the MTB-related happenings locally and a little further afield.  Look for updates on or around Wednesday each week and check out our Community Calendar for longer range planning. We hope to see you on the trail! *Inclusion in this list does not denote an NWTA connection; we’re here

WT&F Wrench Clinic success!

Last Thursday, Gladys Bikes put on an awesome women, trans & femme wrench clinic for NWTA at Bike Farm.  We worked on derailleur adjustments, basic maintenance, dialing in our suspension and even re-upped the Stans in our tubeless tires! Thank you so much to Gladys Bikes and Bike Farm for donating their time and space to

Where’d you ride this weekend?

We got out to scout Cold Creek this weekend for an upcoming NW Trail Sisters ride. The rain cooled us off on that super fun climb to the top and our bikes just stuck to the trail all the way down! We ran into NWTA member and volunteer Chad Gurney and his son Cole, who