NWTA Trail Fest 2014 September 12-14th

Trail Fest is the Portland region’s premiere mountain biking festival that celebrates everything mountain biking: The trails. The people. The culture.  

Trailfest offers something for everyone: guided rides, shuttled rides, pump track and bike park rides and a great party. Whether you’ve never ridden, or are an experienced rider, Trailfest is guaranteed to be fun! 

Most of Trailfest is free all in the hopes of making more mountain bikers. How? Your membership makes it all happen. Your membership is also the main reason why there are so many great trails and places to hit the dirt on your bike in the region. So now is a great time to become a member or renew. It’s easy and it’s affordable: http://nw-trail.org/join. Want more reasons? Check out the fun lineup: 

Friday September 12th: 

  • Forest Park Night Ride Poker Ride: 6:10pm - Meet at Western Bikeworks (1015 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209) at 5pm for pre-ride festivities and swag.  The plan will be to ride from the bike shop to the Thurman gate entrance to Leif Erickson by 6:10pm.  If you can't meet at Western Bikeworks, then meet us at the gate by 6:20pm.  Bring a light!  We'll stop at five spots and you'll get a card. After the ride we will return back to Triple Lindy's (1000 NW 17th Ave), which is next to Western Bikeworks to play your poker hand and post ride food, beers, and prizes by Hopworks.  All abilities welcome. Ride lead by Tony Daversa.

Saturday September 13th:

  • Stub Stewart Group Ride and Tour:  10am.  Meet at the Hilltop Day Use Parking area.  Advanced and Intermdediate ride options available in addition to the Freeride Skills park.   Poker hands will be dealt along the ride with many stops to regroup and learn more about the park.  
  • Castle Rock Bike Park Blowout (Castle Rock, Washington): 10am. - Kids. Bikes. Cowbells. Free lunch. Everyone is invited to attend the Bike Park Blowout at the Castle Rock Bike Park.  This is a great family event.  Take I-5 north to Castle Rock (exit 48).  Go west and follow the signs on Huntington Ave to the Castle Rock Bike Park on Dike Road which is within a few minutes from I-5.  
  • NWTA's annual "Trail Fest Bash" hosted by Velo Cult, NWTA, and Portland Design Works
    ....voted "best bike-related party in all of Portland by a whole bunch of people."

     Velocult - 1969 NE 42nd Ave.

6pm-Social Hour with free pizza and beer (two beer tickets for NWTA members, one for non-members).  Free pizza and beer is "while supplies last" so get there early!

7pm-Back parking lot, kiddie krit time trial (everyone welcome to sign up to test your skills and stamina on the kiddie bikes on our fun course)
8pm-Free raffle for current NWTA members with killer prizes donated by Portland Design Works!
8pm-10pm Social time, music, and mountain bike movies on the big screen.  Music provided by DJ Rex Zeppelin.
*Be sure to bring your IMBA/NWTA membership card for the extra beer ticket and free raffle.
**Not a member?  No worries, we can sign you up on the spot!  It's only $30 for the year and includes many other benefits. For a full list of benefits, or to sign up on line, click here.  Bring your receipt to the Shuttle event on Sunday at Sandy Ridge and only donate $10 for the shuttle event.  
***As always with our social events, members and non-members are welcome!

Sunday September 14th:

  • Sandy Ridge Shuttle Event: 9am.   No pre-registration!  Just show up the day of to register, but space is limited to the first 200 riders.   Passes are $40 for non-members and suggested $10 donation for members.  Hint:  Sign up to be a member for $30 and donate the other $10.  Go to http://nw-trail.org/join and join today!   Timberline Lodge and Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park will have hospitality tents set up with snacks and beverages.  Santiam Bicycle will have mechanic tent with Kona demo bikes available.  Otto's Ski & Bike shop will have an organized rally event with prizes and Trek demo bikes available.   Beer provided by Hopworks.  
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