Juntu Oberg

Sandy Ridge Lower Hide and Seek Announcement

Attention Sandy Ridge Riders!  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10th, NWTA, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, has hired Sasquatch Trails to work on a complete overhaul of the Lower Hide and Seek trail. This project is expected to last 6 weeks (weather permitting). While the trail will not be closed, during this time, … Read More

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap and Upcoming Dig Day on 5/7

On Saturday, April 16th, a group of dedicated volunteers did not let the unfavorable weather forecast deter them from joining our Sandy Ridge Local Stewardship Team to help care for the beloved trails. Since the area had seen significant snow earlier in the week, they decided to stay on the lower trails that see the … Read More

Firelane 5 Clearing in Forest Park

A small but mighty group of volunteers partnered with Portland Parks and Recreation to hand clear the downed trees and debris from Firelane 5 on Wednesday, April 20th. Initially, NWTA had a work party scheduled at Powell Butte; however, with a surprise mid-April snowstorm, efforts shifted to help open trails at Forest Park. As the … Read More

Newell Creek Canyon Grand Opening

On Saturday, April 2nd, NWTA & the community celebrated the grand opening of Metro’s 1st natural area with dedicated bike-only trails. Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park in Oregon City covers 236 acres of forest. Along with Newell Creek, dozens of smaller seasonal and spring-fed creeks run through the park. The park features 2.5 miles of … Read More

NWTA Youth Program Launch and Recap

After years of planning and preparation, NWTA’s youth bike skills program finally launched on Friday, March 18th, at Gateway Green. In partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation and Project^ a group of local area youth met with BICP Certified Instructors Elaine and Roo and NWTA volunteers Allie and Nancy at the Fred Meyer parking lot … Read More

Sandy Ridge Trail Work Party Recap (11/14)

On Sunday, November 14th, a group of volunteers gathered to work on NWTA’s revamp of the trail Little Monkey. With the funds raised from the Revel Bike Drawing this summer, NWTA hired professional trail builder Sasquatch Trails to help us rework the entire line.  After the Sandy Ridge Trail System was established, the Bureau of … Read More

Powell Butte Work Party Recap

On Thursday, November 18th, in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, a group of volunteers gathered at the Visitors Center at Powell Butte Nature Park to support NWTA in our stewardship to maintain the trails open to mountain bikes. This was the 1st work party open to the public since NWTA signed its stewardship agreement … Read More

Gateway Green Dig Day Recap

The gravity lines at Gateway Green, built during the park’s Phase 2 construction, were very popular amongst mountain bikers of all skill levels. Once the news of the impending closure of ⅔ of the lines, the feedback was swift and not kind. Trimet’s A Better Red project has been in the works since the inception of the … Read More

Celebrating Diversity in Portland Mountain Biking

All photos by S. Benesh After having to reschedule due to the excessive heat we had in mid-August, NWTA & BikePOCpnw celebrated the diversity in Portland’s mountain bike community by gathering at Gateway Green for “Gateway – A BIPOC mountain bike event” on Sunday, September 5th. Throughout the day riders came out to the central … Read More

Impacts to Gateway Green

Trimet’s A Better Red – Impacts to Gateway Green.

Gateway Green’s Phase 3 construction begins on Tuesday, September 7th. This project will significantly impact the South End of the Park (all other areas will remain open). During construction, the unofficial south entrance will be closed as well as the top portions of The Gravity Lines (Rebar Ridge & Linda’s Line). NWTA will be working … Read More