Month: February 2022

The Shoofly Trail is now OPEN

Written by Ted Dodd ([email protected]) On February 26th, a hardy group of NWTA volunteers constructed a temporary bridge bypass route. This officially reopens the Shoofly Trail allowing riders to avoid the Shoofly bridge, which became unsafe to cross. Rangers at LL Stub Stewart State Park are working on plans to replace the original bridge: Timing for … Read More

Crew Leader Training Recap – Feb ’22

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) NWTA’s Trail Sustainability Institute is proud to share that 8 new Crew Leaders have completed Crew Leader Training.  Why is this important? As NWTA’s membership continues to grow (6,000+!) and more and more people become excited and interested in trail stewardship and giving back to the trails … Read More

Rocky Point Saturday Session Recap 2/19

Written by Charlie Kohlmier, Rocky Point Crew Leader Ten awesome volunteers showed up this morning, ready to do some serious finish work on a new trail build at Rocky Point. The weather held out and the expected rain never came, there was even sun at times.  Our crew worked their way up from the bottom of the newly … Read More

Rocky Point Metro Advocacy Update

Written by Advocacy Director, Andrew Jansky ([email protected]) Thank you for responding to the METRO survey regarding Rocky Point. The level of participation and passion for this area reflects the tens of thousands of hours of your volunteer time invested in making Rocky Point a success. As mountain bikers, we have the opportunity to partner with … Read More

Special Shoutout to Joe Rykowski

Written by Ted Dodd ([email protected]) Joe Rykowski (aka the godfather of Stub) has been instrumental at building trails at Stub for over a decade, starting at the LL Stub Stewart’s inception. Joe was key in building many trails in the MTB area and beyond. As a highly engaged volunteer at Stub, Joe also served as a … Read More

PBOT is recruiting new members for the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is currently recruiting applications for 13 new BAC members to serve a two-year term. The BAC is a City Advisory Body that advises City Council and all departments of the City (though primarily PBOT) on all matters that encourage and enhance bicycling as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness, and environmental … Read More

Stub News

Written by Ted Dodd ([email protected]) A big shout-out goes to all the Trail Ninjas who regularly volunteer for trail projects and special projects. Sometimes they work as a solo Ninja –or as teams of Trail Ninja. As a result of their efforts, Stub trails are in great shape.  Would you like to become a Trail Ninja … Read More

Easly Climb Trail School Recap (02/06)

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) After a cold foggy morning, we were treated to a brilliantly clear day in the gorge as we launched yet another session of our NWTA TSI instruction at the Easy Climb trails in Cascade Locks. With a smaller than usual class size of six but our full … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Work Party Recap (2/5)

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST ([email protected]) On Saturday, February 5th, 13 folks gathered to continue tread work that was started in December on the .35 mile Gales Creek re-route in the Tillamook State Forest. In 3 hours, we finished roughing in the entire line and removed a couple of stumps – one with mechanical … Read More

January Member Meeting Recap

More than ever, member meetings have become times of celebration. One of the lessons (among many) we’ve learned through COVID is not to take anything for granted. That includes in-person member meetings at our favorite place, Hopworks. Last Tuesday (Jan. 25), many of us gathered together to hear updates on our favorite trails, a recap … Read More