About Us

NWTA MISSION

Our mission is to advocate for new trails, to protect, improve, and build sustainable mountain bike trails, and to create recreation opportunities for mountain biking.

Who We Are

We are an organized and motivated group of volunteers with over 30 years advocating for access to trails, building trails, and maintaining trails. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland OR, serving 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.

Our Vision

The Northwest Trail Alliance’s vision is for a culture of land stewardship and community engagement to be central to mountain biking. This involves a large engaged membership, solid partnerships with land management agencies, good relationships with sponsors, a strong leadership and communications team, and close ties with the mountain bike industry.

Goals

  • Increase membership to 4,000 diverse members in 2020
  • Build 10 miles of new trail per year 
  • Educate and maintain 40 active trail crew leaders at all times
  • Perform 20,000 hours of trail building and maintenance work per year
  • Become the most recognized and trusted land stewardship partner in Oregon