Trails

Advocacy Alert – Tillamook State Forest wants to hear from you!

Written by Tim Mathews, NWTA’s Tillamook State Forest LST Tillamook State Forest could use your voice! Comments due by May 6, 2020. Please provide comments to ODF Annual Operations Plans for 2021 to support further expansion of Tillamook State Forest mountain bike accessible trails. All of the mountain bike accessible trails presently in the Tillamook

Portland Parks Board Seeks New Members

Post from the Portland Parks & Recreation website. Deadline for Applicants – April 10, 2020 Staff Liaison – Brooke Gardner, 503-823-5135 Application – surveymonkey.com/r/PPRBoardApplication Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) cares for and maintains more than 11,000 acres of lands and offers thousands of programs for all ages at its community centers, swimming pools, and other

NWTA sawyers trained & certified by USFS

Written by Dan Beaman. Seven NWTA members congregated at the Middle Fork Ranger Station in Westfir, OR on the morning of March 14th. Unbeknownst to them, this would be the last sanctioned group event for the foreseeable future. The group was a mix of Northwest Trail Alliance & North Coast Trail Alliance Local Stewardship Teams,

COVID-19 Statement

A message from Bob Lessard. President Northwest Trail Alliance NWTA will be cancelling all activities for the remainder of the month of March due to COVID-19 concerns. Our event calendar will be adjusted regularly to be in line with the most up to date recommended practices. We ask our members to follow CDC safety guidelines

NWTA signs agreement with Portland Parks & Recereation

Press Release 03.18.2020 Portland OR On Tuesday March 10, 2020, the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) entered into a formal partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) for the stewardship of soft-surface cycling trails in Portland Parks. This stewardship agreement pertains to the maintenance, improvement, and enhancement of portions of soft surface trails and corridors in

A message from your NWTA Leadership Team

Due to the risks posed by Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oregon & SW Washington, NWTA will be postponing all group activities until further notice. This includes social rides, the March 31 member meeting, and work parties. We were not anticipating such a thing would have direct impacts on our activities, so we will pause to

Rocky Point BIG Dig recap

Written by Scooter Sutterer Despite the threat of rain 84 volunteers came out to Rocky Point for the March 7th Big Dig. The goal was to work on a reroute of Joy of Climbing. The old trail was a rutted straight shot up a steep hill on the edge of a clearcut. Too steep for

Trail Sisters lean into Cornering Clinic

Focusing in on improving even the most basic skills, like cornering, can have a tremendous effect on your ride experience and confidence level. This proved to be true for the 14 women that showed up on Sunday January 26th for the Beginner Level Cornering Clinic. After a breakdown of 5 key points to follow, each rider

Save The Date – Sandy Ridge Shuttle Day 7/18

Saturday July 18, 2020 Shuttles running: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thanks to a group of motivated volunteers, our shuttle event is coming back again this summer and is only happening once in 2020. Space is limited and like every year this event will sell out, so sign up early to make sure you’ve got

Jan 5 Build Establishes New Record at Growlers Gulch

Originally posted at WriteTek Northwest Written by Jim LeMonds It was a classic Growlers Gulch build with 136 volunteers coming out to work on several big projects. The total eclipsed the previous record of 130. Here’s what got done – Carnage – The line is completely buffed out. It will be muddy and soft for