About Us


To create, enhance, and protect mountain bike riding opportunities; to advocate for trail access; to promote responsible mountain biking; and to build, maintain, and ride sustainable trails.

Our Work

NWTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit trail stewardship organization located in Portland OR. We sustainably steward trails within roughly a 60 mile radius extending from the Oregon coast, into parts of Southern Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St Helens National Monument, and to the Western foothills of Mount Hood National Forest. We work with approximately 10 federal, state, county, and municipal land management agencies, as well as private land managers. We provide educational trail stewardship and mountain bike programming for members and local communities to increase access to the outdoors through all types of off-road cycling.

Our Values

We execute our mission through our values: stewardship, community, passion, education, building skill, advocacy, access, fitness, communication, credibility, inclusiveness and FUN.

Our Vision

Our vision establishes what we strive to achieve for the future. We strive for Portland, NW Oregon and SW Washington to become a recognized and acclaimed haven for mountain biking and off-road cycling. We aim to create awareness and a positive attitude towards all types of off-road cycling – with other trail users, with land managers and agencies, and with the general public. We work to become a role model for other mountain bike and trail advocacy groups around the country.