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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

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

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

Stub trail builder event moved to Sunday, October 15th

  Daniel Katten, NWTA’s volunteer leader for Railyard trail work party at Stub, has moved planned work party from October 14th to Sunday, October 15th.   This will allow volunteers to attend the Chris King Open House and custom bike Builders Showcase in Portland. Be sure to RSVP if planning to help build yourself a new

Wrapping Up ORCMP

After a summer out of view, Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) is stepping back into the sometimes harsh spotlight of political discourse: The next PAC (Project Advisory Committee) meeting — scheduled for Thursday, October 5th at 4pm, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 7th floor — is set to discuss an updated set of draft recommendations

Sandy Ridge News

Recently, NWTA met with the BLM to exchange planning information for 2018. Here’s what’s coming for Sandy Ridge: The Sandy Ridge Trailhead Construction begins October 2nd on expansion of the Sandy Ridge Trailhead. Long-term plans include tripling parking capacity and adding tailgating bump outs, potable water, security improvements, changing rooms, a bicycle wash station, and

Fall Work Party Lineup

For those of you itching to get a little dirt under your fingernails buffing our summer-worn trails into all-weather riding goodness, we have welcome news (aside from the rain)! Here’s our current schedule of fall 2017 work parties: • October 28: Stub Stewart #2 (Drip Torch touchups) • November 4: Sandy Ridge #1 (winter readiness)

Stub trails CLOSING for forest thinning starting November 2017

From November 2017 thru February 2018, Stub Stewart State Park trails will be closed for forest thinning (using heli-logging operations to limit trail impact).  This will result in improved forest health and a better riding experience.  Stub volunteer work parties will start in March – April timeframe to restore any affected trails. “Safety will be our

Shaping our Future

Our plans for 2018 are beginning to form. What would you like to see NWTA do more of in 2018? Is there something you’d prefer we do less of? We’re working for you — member, sponsor, and land manager alike — so please let us know how we can better reflect your desires. Email me