Month: March 2022

Upcoming Rocky Point Dig Day (4/2) and Past Recaps

Join us this Saturday. We’ll be doing finish work on the new black trail in the clearcut. We’ll be carpooling into the worksite, and we need to keep the number of vehicles to a minimum. If you want to ride in after everyone meets up in the parking lot, that is great too! Please make … Read More

New Trail at Klootchy Creek

Written by Nell Stamper, NWTA Board Member ([email protected]) A new intermediate jump line will be opening soon at Klootchy Creek. This trail, built by Bros and Hoes Landscaping, was funded by everyone who purchased raffle tickets for the Yeti last year. and we would like to extend our deep gratitude also to the businesses that … Read More

Save The Date – Upcoming NWTA Events

(Dates are subject to change and more events will be added) April 2nd: Metro Newell Creek Grand Opening and Green Geckos MTB Clinic at Newell Creek April 2nd: Black Line Bluff and Tune Work Party at Rocky Point April 9th: Gorge 400 Trail Rehabilitation April 12th: Ride Leader Training – Gateway Green April 16th: Sandy … Read More

Cascade Locks Trail System Update

Written by Andrew Jansky ([email protected]) Northwest Trail Alliance has recently signed a volunteer stewardship agreement with the United States Forest Service (USFS) for the upcoming Cascade Locks Trail System in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (CRGNSA). This area includes the part of the Gorge 400 trail that is open to bikes. To get … Read More

Rocky Point Saturday Session Recap (3/19)

Photos and Write-up Charlie Kohlmier, Rocky Point Volunteer Ten volunteers showed up expecting rain but were surprised with a beautiful sunny day of work at Rocky Point. The team set out to address drainage issues and dial in some last-minute features on a new trail. The team had great synergy and was able to get … Read More

NWTA Youth Program Launch and Recap

After years of planning and preparation, NWTA’s youth bike skills program finally launched on Friday, March 18th, at Gateway Green. In partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation and Project^ a group of local area youth met with BICP Certified Instructors Elaine and Roo and NWTA volunteers Allie and Nancy at the Fred Meyer parking lot … Read More

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap (3/12)

Written by Stacy Sullivan, Sandy Ridge Volunteer On Saturday, March 12th, 16 amazing volunteers came out for trail work on what turned out to be an epic day weather-wise! Flow Motion was given some maintenance and berm repair. Trail Steward Brent Sullivan and crew leads Shane Gould, Lee Lemmon, and volunteer Tony Parham removed a … Read More

Stub Stewart Update

Written by Ted Dodd ([email protected]) Over the last 2 years, volunteers have been hard at work at Stub.  While adapting to the pandemic we accomplished a wide range of projects both in the MTB area and beyond.   Thanks to the 50+ Trail Ninjas, the trails at Stub are in great shape and ready for the 2022 riding … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Work Party Recap 3/5/22

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST On Saturday, March 5th, 28 people showed up to put the finishing touches on the .35 mile Gales Creek re-route in the Tillamook State Forest. In 3 hours, another stump was removed, rock armoring installed over roots, and the entire line was refined. It was a full-day success in … Read More

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap (2/27)

Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President of NWTA ([email protected]) On Sunday (Feb 27), Brent Sullivan, with 25 volunteers and 5 crew leaders, lucked out with the weather and performed some much-needed maintenance at Sandy Ridge. Three crews focused on repairing berms on Lower Hide and Seek and Flow Motion, while Rick Gales’ crew continued his … Read More