Bob Lessard

Announcing Twisted Sisters

This is the story of a unique new trail and the story of the multi-talented trail architect/builder Charlie Kohlmeier. If you’ve been out at Rocky Point riding or digging, chances are you’ve run into Charlie. If you know a lot of people who dig, most of them have been slinging dirt and enjoying Charlie’s post … Read More

Trails and Trees

Earlier this spring, the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) co-hosted a tree planting event with Weyerhaeuser at Rocky Point, just outside of Portland. Around 30 people gathered on a beautiful Saturday morning to celebrate the completion of some trail work, learn how to plant trees, and get an overall education in forest ecology from Steve Keniston, … Read More

Revel Winner Chicken Dinner

Congratulations to Mitch Sanders, the winner of the 2021 Revel Rascal Bike Drawing who just collected his custom enduro mountain bike. Thanks to Cyclepath and Revel Bikes for the beautiful frame and build. Congratulations Mitch! The bike drawing was a generous offering by the bike industry to help NWTA raise money to build more trails. … Read More

Welcome to the Everblades

Written by Bob Lessard and Daniel Stuart We are excited to announce that we will soon open a new progressive flow zone above the golf course. NWTA has been busy over the last year planning new trails, reclaiming old trails, and extending the well-loved area containing Switchblade, Buck Knife, and Butter Knife into the new … Read More

Member Appreciation Prize

The Northwest Trail Alliance appreciates membership support. Rather than having a membership drive that only rewards newcomers, we are rewarding all members with a chance to win a prize. This applies to everyone who is a current member as of November 30th, 2021 (1). If you are a current member, do nothing and you can … Read More

Industry and community

In the last few years, the Northwest Trail Alliance has signed several new stewardship agreements, grown its membership, and built a much larger community of trail stewards. The NWTA has grown the size of its operations by 500%. But another important thing has changed as well. Most of Portland’s mountain bike industry has become actively … Read More