Month: September 2017

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 … Read More

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) … Read More

Rank Portland’s Bicycle Friendliness

Admittedly, we’re a little out of our realm here, but many of you are also commuters and road cyclists. Help the The League of American Bicyclists rank Portland as a Bicycle Friendly Community (spoiler alert: there’s nothing here about off-road cycling). Portland’s 2013 Rank was Platinum. Does that still ring true? Here’s the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFC_FA17_PortlandOR

The Oregon Trail Tax

In case you haven’t heard, pay it forward has a whole new meaning in Oregon. In response to the ‘bike tax’ recently implemented under Oregon House Bill 2017, Santa Cruz Bicycles will be matching the $15 per bike excise tax customers pay with an equal donation to three Oregonian trail building organizations–the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA), … Read More

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 … Read More

Caution! Horses on Banks-Vernonia Trail 9/16/2017…

On Saturday September 16, 2017 (between 9am to 3pm) the Northwest Chapter of Oregon Equestrian Trails club will be hosting a trail ride along Banks-Vernonia Trail.  More horse riders than usual will be on the B-V. This is good opportunity to remember trail etiquette. Remember… Slow and stop well before encountering horse riders,  say hello and see what they’d … Read More