Bob Lessard

Rocky Point Update 3/29

Written by Bob Lessard Attention: Access is limited on Rocky Point Northside trails due to windstorm blowdown. Many trails have too many trees down to be rideable. All Rocky Point Southside trails found on Trailforks are open. Please be mindful and aware of hanging trees and downed trees under tension. Open on the Northside: RP United, Andyland, … Read More

Why ‘For the Love of Trails’

The name “For the Love of Trails” became clear with COVID-19 restrictions looming over canceled work parties. We love trails, and with the expansion of riders and new members, the bike industry has been booming. While we’re prepping to get back into digging this Fall, things will look very different with COVID and mandatory social … Read More

Rocky point access restrictions

Active forestry operations will be in effect Monday to Friday ALL HOURS, from June 4th until further notice. Active logging means we only get to ride Rocky Point trails at Weyerhaeuser’s discretion, which is to say that restriction and closure notices are important for continued access. We have spoken directly to the loggers and the … Read More

NWTA Going Independent. Farewell IMBA Chapter Program

A message from Bob Lessard. President Northwest Trail Alliance. NB: This post previously made the erroneous statement that NWTA members would retain their IMBA benefits after April 30th. IBMA has clarified that this is not the case. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by our false assumption. The Northwest Trail Alliance has been in a … Read More

Rocky Point Parking

It took a while, but we have parking at our trailhead. This was a top priority, for convenience, but also for the safety of NWTA members. Please park efficiently, and leave room for cars to get by and turn around. We will know soon enough how many cars will squeeze in, but if it’s full, … Read More

Announcing New PDX Trails

The Northwest Trail Alliance is delighted to announce a substantial addition to the inventory of mountain bike trails in the greater Portland area. As of August 1, 2019, NWTA members will have access to mountain bike trails a mere 20 minutes from downtown Portland. This begins a relationship with a private timber company with substantial … Read More