Month: January 2017

Youth Access to Gateway Green Improving

EASIER RIDE-TO-RIDE ON THE EASTSIDE The I-205 undercrossing, a bike and pedestrian connection between the west side of I-205 and Gateway Green, will make the park more easily accessible by riders — youth in particular — from surrounding neighborhoods. It’s one of 13 different Gateway District cycling projects PBOT (Portland Bureau of Transportation) plans to … Read More

Act Today, Washington County Residents

EMAIL TWO SENTENCES, ENSURE TILLAMOOK FOREST ACCESS Washington County has until Wednesday, January 25, to opt out of a $1.4-billion, class-action lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). County commissioners, split on the matter, need to hear from you— and banging out a quick email will do (how-to below). RECREATION VERSUS MONEY Underpinning the … Read More

2016 Stub Riders Stats

As we continue to build trails and make trail improvements, L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is becoming a mountain biking destination.  As per our TRAFx trail counters, we noted another increase of riders who visited the Stub mtb area. 12,788 in 2015 18,036 in 2016 We are forecasting another large jump in the number of riders who visit … Read More

Speaking Up

ASSEMBLING THE ADVOCACY PUZZLE PIECES Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) — a developing vision for a citywide system of off-road cycling facilities — is helping debunk common misunderstandings that often get in the way of mountain bike access to trails. Because we’re all advocates, I’d like to share a distillation of information that each … Read More

A Breakout Year for NWTA

2016 ANNUAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS In 2016, Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers invested over 8,800 hours — valued at more than $222,500 — into trail systems across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. It’s amazing, the combined effort our mountain bike community puts into creating, enhancing, and protecting the trails we love to ride. Like the loam we build … Read More

Be a Trail Builder

AND FIND OUT WHY THEY’RE CALLED WORK PARTIES 2016 has been a highly productive year for NWTA trail work, with more than 7,100 on-trail volunteer hours invested in our riding destinations, our communities, our joy. We’re poised to up our game in 2017. Late last year we organized our trail work volunteers into Local Stewardship … Read More

Hagg Lake-Trail Report.

Due to winter damage, a section of the Hagg Lake trail is closed right now. Hillside sloughing has damaged the trail between marker 30 and marker 32. Please detour to the road to bypass this section of trail.   Watch for future trail projects at Hagg Lake and/or contact our LST (Local Stewartship Team) leaders Lee … Read More