Lisa Olivares

City of Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan Published!

Blueprint for Portland’s off-road cycling opportunities complete after 8 years of work NWTA is excited to learn of the final publication of the Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The ORCMP is a guiding document that provides a blueprint for future off-road cycling opportunities around the … Read More

An NWTA walk through time

In 1988, an organization known as PUMP — Portland United Mountain Pedalers — was founded. This organization was started with 9 members and an eye towards opening up trail access to mountain bikes in Portland. In 2009 and with less than 50 members, PUMP updated and expanded their mission and vision, becoming Northwest Trail Alliance … Read More

NWTA Board of Directors Update

Every year, NWTA has an opportunity to welcome new individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. Tomorrow, January 24 at 6:00pm, two current Board members, Nell Stamper and Scooter Sutterer, will be presented for re-election; and we’re beyond excited to present to our membership three additional Board members for our all-volunteer, working Board: Chloe … Read More

Planning Meeting Recap

Old friends and new faces joined the NWTA Board and Staff on Saturday, October 22 for our annual Trail Stewardship Planning meeting.  Over the last two years, the NWTA Lead Stewardship Teams (LSTs) worked with all of our dedicated trail steward volunteers to creatively plan for maintenance and builds while navigating the landscape of challenges … Read More

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Saturday, October 1 was a fabulous day to put some tires on dirt for Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day!   The sun was shining at Gateway Green in NE Portland as over 100 people gathered to celebrate this family-oriented outdoor event.  Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA), in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, crafted a community-forward … Read More

Rocky Point North Side Build

Over the last year, most of the property on the north side of Rocky Point road was logged, affecting all of the original forested trails there (except RP United and Andyland). NWTA has been planning for the eventual clearcut of this area for a while, and has already started to rebuild the area. The trails … Read More