Month: November 2021

Little Monkey is Open

After 4 1/2 weeks of construction, the trail is now open. The features are new, and some are soft due to rebuilding. Please use your best judgment when deciding when to ride the trail. Riding when it’s wet and after heavy rains is not ideal and will result in extra maintenance & repairs for our … Read More

Sandy Ridge Trail Work Party Recap (11/14)

On Sunday, November 14th, a group of volunteers gathered to work on NWTA’s revamp of the trail Little Monkey. With the funds raised from the Revel Bike Drawing this summer, NWTA hired professional trail builder Sasquatch Trails to help us rework the entire line.  After the Sandy Ridge Trail System was established, the Bureau of … Read More

YETI SB130 Drawing Prize Winner

Congratulations to Dan McKenna, the winner of the 2021 Yeti SB130 Bike Drawing who just picked up his custom bike. Thanks to Fat Tire Farm and Yeti for the beautiful frame and build, and to Chris King, We Are One Composites, One Up Components, Fox, Shimano, and Modus Sport Group. The bike drawing was a generous offering by … Read More

Powell Butte Work Party Recap

On Thursday, November 18th, in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, a group of volunteers gathered at the Visitors Center at Powell Butte Nature Park to support NWTA in our stewardship to maintain the trails open to mountain bikes. This was the 1st work party open to the public since NWTA signed its stewardship agreement … Read More

TSI Trail School at Sandy Ridge Recap

Written by Nancy Stone ([email protected]) After soaking up all of this information, the trail stewards took this new knowledge and put it to work on Lower Hide and Seek. Considering how much rain we receive in the PNW, everyone paid special attention to drainage and slope to ensure that water flows off the trail quickly with … Read More

Veterans Day Ride Summary

Written by Andy Jansky ([email protected]) MISSION COMPLETE – In one of NWTA’s longest-standing traditions, we successfully completed the Veterans Day Ride 2021 at Silver Falls State Park. Some thought canceling would be a good idea given the “atmospheric river” pounding the area, but it was nothing for those who have served in the military. Turns … Read More

BIPOC Mountain Bike Ride at Forest Park Recap

Written by Ruandy Albisurez, NWTA’s BICP Level 1 Instructor The morning of Saturday, November 6th, the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) mountain bike ride for beginners/intermediate happened on a cold and soggy PNW morning. It’s late fall, so Forest Park’s ground is still covered in cold and wet leaves. Will Cortez from BikePOCpnw and … Read More

NWTA makes a donation to Scappoose Fire District

Written by Scooter Sutterer, Director of Rocky Point Trails ([email protected]) Since the NWTA signed a lease at Rocky Point Trails, we have been working closely with the Scappoose Fire District (SFD). Mountain biking injuries do happen. When they do, we want to make sure that rescue teams have the proper access, equipment, and understanding of … Read More

RP Saturday Session recap

Written by Jered Bogli, Board Member ([email protected]il.org) Saturday Sessions at Rocky Point kicked off this past Saturday (11/6) with a ton of much-needed maintenance work. A full group of volunteers led by Bob Carey and Charles Kim made their way up Tres Amigos to Pipeline and over to Switchblade. On the way up Tres Amigos, … Read More