Advocacy

Give Guide 2022 is OPEN!

Give Guide 2022 is OPEN! Support your trails today with the 2022 Give Guide campaign! Behind every rake and shovel in a volunteer’s hands are contributions from you – our members and donors. Every new mile of green and blue trails we’re building on the north side of Rocky Point, every kids’ clinic, every night … Read More

Funding Partnership with IMBA Will Expand Skills Area at Gateway Green

Written by Lisa Olivares, Executive Director Thanks to a funding partnership with IMBA, Northwest Trail Alliance is working with Portland Parks and Recreation, Stacy and Witbeck, TriMet, and other local partners to update and expand the mountain bike skills area of Gateway Green. Gateway Green is an immensely popular park that offers singletrack trails, an … Read More

Gorge 400 Work Party and Campout Recap

Written by Bob Carey, TSI Instructor The Cascade Locks International Mountain Bike trail (CLIMB) has been a long-time vision of Andy Jansky. If you don’t know Andy personally, you have likely biked somewhere he has been involved directly or indirectly. Andy is the cornerstone of stakeholder collaboration for bike access development for NWTA. Andy and The … Read More

Congratulations to Our Very Own Tim Copeman!

Congratulations to our very own Tim Copeman for being recognized by The Portland Parks Foundation as a 2022 U.S. Bank Parks Champion.  “Tim is one of the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) trail Stewards in Gateway Green. Tim’s support of the park in trail maintenance tasks keeps the park inviting and safe for the riders. Tim … Read More

NWTA is Hiring a Full-time Executive Director

Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) is hiring its first full-time Executive Director to continue our progress in building, maintaining, and advocating for new trails near the Portland Metro area. The ideal candidate is a positive, collaborative, and team-oriented leader to fulfill our mission through stewardship, advocacy, and engagement of our membership.  This new Executive Director will … 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

Rocky Point Metro Advocacy Update

Written by Advocacy Director, Andrew Jansky ([email protected]) Thank you for responding to the METRO survey regarding Rocky Point. The level of participation and passion for this area reflects the tens of thousands of hours of your volunteer time invested in making Rocky Point a success. As mountain bikers, we have the opportunity to partner with … Read More

PBOT is recruiting new members for the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is currently recruiting applications for 13 new BAC members to serve a two-year term. The BAC is a City Advisory Body that advises City Council and all departments of the City (though primarily PBOT) on all matters that encourage and enhance bicycling as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness, and environmental … Read More

January Member Meeting Recap

More than ever, member meetings have become times of celebration. One of the lessons (among many) we’ve learned through COVID is not to take anything for granted. That includes in-person member meetings at our favorite place, Hopworks. Last Tuesday (Jan. 25), many of us gathered together to hear updates on our favorite trails, a recap … Read More

Protect Trail Access at Rocky Point

Click HERE for the most recent article posted on Feb. 21, 2022, from our Advocacy Director, Andrew Jansky. A $475 million Metro Bond Measure (2019) could be used to purchase the Rocky Point property. The Northwest Trail Alliance’s current recreational lease agreement would end. A new agreement to manage the Rocky Point trail system is … Read More