Kelsea DeFilippis

Introduction to Paul and Daniel

Written by Kelsea De Filippis For over 30 years, Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) has been working diligently to serve the trails we love so much. With 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 … Read More

New President, Vice President, and Secretary for NWTA

Northwest Trail Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Juntu Oberg as our new President. Born in the Philippines, her family immigrated to Portland at a young age. Living in the area for most of her life, she will be the first woman of color to lead the organization. Paul Hobson was voted in … Read More


Attention! Oregon Metro is looking for Oversight Committee Members! We would like to share this opportunity from Portland Metro parks and nature with our members who are off road cycling enthusiasts. Information from Oregon Metro Parks and Nature: Independent community oversight has been essential to Metro’s transparency, accountability and delivery on promises made to voters … Read More

The Goodson’s – a little ryder story

Late summer, we met up with the Goodson’s at Sandy Ridge to meet their family’s star mountain biker, Ryder. Ryder is the son of Sandy and Brad, and big brother to Kaydence (age 1). We discovered Ryder when the family entered our #NWTAridesfromhome Social Media contest. We wanted to know how he started riding at … Read More


Rocky Point is closed due to extreme fire danger, wind, and other hazards.  This closure takes effect Tonight, September 7, 2020, and will remain in place until the weather forecast improves. This applies to all trails and parking areas including both North and South trail systems. Please DO NOT enter the property at all. If you have … Read More

New Sponsor! Breadwinner Cycles and Sugar Wheel Works

We have exciting news to share this month. We want to welcome Breadwinner Cycles as a Silver level Sponsor and Sugar Wheel Works Bronze Level Sponsor of NWTA! Breadwinner Cycles and Sugar Wheel Works, located off North Williams st, is a PDX started bicycle company crafting bikes and wheels with two hands. Tony Pereira and … Read More

Advocacy Alert! – Clark County, WA Members

Heads up Clark County, Washington! The 6-year PROS Plan (Parks Recreation and Open Space Plan) is up for a new plan that reflects community priorities and establishes long-term goals for land acquisition, facility development, and parks management. On September 22, 2015, the Board of City Council voted 3-0 to adopt a new plan. The PROS … Read More

Membership drive with Lolo Racks

All of you remember during May when we were running the membership drive. We partnered with Lolo Racks of Portland to give one lucky winner a brand new rack for their rig so they can then hit the trails in Portland. We know how hard it is to access trails here, and with PDX companies … Read More

Rocky Point – Updated Closures August 2020

We are entering another round of logging this month starting August 5th. While it is unfortunate that we are losing some of our best trails, we are excited for a new canvas to put trails down on. Plus, we will have a pretty sick view. This is both the beauty and the beast of building … Read More

Testimony Information

We’ve compiled some information for the Portland Parks Levy testimony coming up on July 22 with a deadline to register on July 21 at 4 pm. NWTA supports bringing parks funding issues for the voters to decide and a yes vote by City Council members will put it on the ballot. Please view this information … Read More