Bob Lessard

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

Logging truck activity to/from north side of Rocky Point

Please be cautious when driving from Highway 30 to the Rocky Point main parking area. Logging activity at Rocky Point will affect traffic flow on Rocky Point Road just downhill from the parking area. Large trucks and equipment will be entering and leaving the North side gate regularly throughout the next several months. The North … Read More

All about Rocky Point Access: Tags, Waivers… Everything

There are quite a few questions that come up on a regular basis about Rocky Point. Q&A is below, but it comes down to NWTA’s lease agreement with Weyerhaeuser, and the requirement that NWTA keeps track of who is using the property for safety and security reasons. Access to the property is free for all … Read More

Rocky Point Safety Notice – August 2021

Please be advised that forestry activity at Rocky Point will affect trail access effective immediately and until further notice. Be cautious of trucks entering and leaving the North gate. North Side Rocky Point Active logging will take place effective immediately and until further notice. All trails on the North side will be closed with the … Read More

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

Pivot Bike Drawing Winner Claims 1st Prize

Written by Bob Lessard Our 2020 Bike Drawing was very exciting. We got a Pivot frame of choice, Chris King components, a SRAM groupset, a Reserve Wheelset, and spinny bits, a Burgtec cockpit, and a Showers Pass kit to package together for an offering that allowed us to raise a good amount of cash for … Read More

Mini Excavator Purchase – Feenaughty

Written by Bob Lessard We are excited to announce a big purchase that will expand the future trail building. We hope you are ready for riding season 2021 because, without you, this wasn’t possible. We fell in love with the Takeuchi TB216 Mini Excavator. We checked out some pretty cool machines, but ultimately the TB216 … Read More


Written by Bob Lessard Much has been said about Rocky Point in the last year, and a lot has happened with the trails to back it up. This year is going to be big. As you know, we commissioned C2 Recreation Consulting to put together a long-term trail development plan for Rocky Point. The plan … 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