Events

Trails Sister’s Guided Bikepacking Weekend Recap

Written by Megan Horst Lakes, caves, berries, mountain views, and campfires, oh my! 11 women participated in an NWTA Trail Sister bikepacking weekend August 26-28th in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The weekend was led by three women who shared tips from their own experiences, bikepacking the Oregon Outback route, Idaho Hot Springs route, and … Read More

Gateway Green Group Session with River City Bicycles Recap

Written by Isabella Taylor The Gateway Green session on August 28th (p/b River City Bicycles and Northwest Trail Sisters) was a smashing success. It was a night filled with skills progression, connection, and too many “yews” to count in retrospect. The night began with getting everyone acquainted in a quick group huddle, and then we split … Read More

AntFarm Clinic Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) On the heels of a successful Trail School at Sandy Ridge this spring, where NWTA and AntFarm Youth Services teamed up to offer their youth an immersion into trail maintenance (Trail School), both parties were looking forward to more opportunities for collaboration. This opportunity came in the … Read More

NWTA Kids Summer Camps Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor Aug. 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 2022, at Gateway Green NWTA’s first ever Kids Camps by the numbers: 1 awesome bike park, three weeks, eight instructors and helpers, and 36 kids aged 8-13! Monday mornings are awesome! 8:45 am, August 8, 2022, we stood with clipboard in hand and big smiles … Read More

SHIFT Work Party Provides Huge Boost

Written by Jim LeMonds Every hiker and mountain biker who utilizes trails on the south, east, and west sides of Mount St. Helens will benefit from a remarkable effort by Northwest Trail Alliance volunteer trail crews on August 20.  In partnership with the US Forest Service – Gifford Pinchot NWTA hosted a weekend campout at … Read More

Ride Leader Training at Rocky Point Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor “What should I carry in my pack?” was a question a student asked during the NWTA Intro to Ride Leader Training session held on August 7, 2022, at Rocky Point.  A sold-out group of six riders joined the class on a warm Sunday in August. Sticking to a particularly … Read More

NWTA Kids Class Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor Warm weather didn’t keep these kids at home! The August temperatures rose as we set up for the “Green Geckos” Kid’s Class at Rocky Point but that didn’t keep these awesome kids indoors! A high of 100 was predicted in Portland, but a pleasant breeze, shady trails, plenty of … Read More

BIPOC Beginner Jump Clinic Recap

Written by Ruandy Albisurez, Community Director ([email protected]) August 4, 2022, was the first official NWTA BIPOC jump clinic (BIPOC stands for Black and Indigenous Peoples and People of Color). It was held at Gateway Green in Portland. The clinic was organized and led by Ruandy Albisurez, Myles Ridge, and Jason Van Horn. We had 15 … Read More

Kids Camps at Gateway Green

In partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation; NWTA & Elaine B, Bikes is excited to announce progressive mountain bike skills instruction for 8-12-year-olds at Gateway Green. We are also happy to announce that coaches Myles Ridge, Deidre Iwersen & Peter Melton will join head coach Elaine this season. These 4-day camps (Monday – Thursday 9 … Read More

Trail Sisters Advanced Intermediate Class Recap

Written by Allie Hurtgen, Certified Mountain Bike Coach The Trail Sisters cannot get enough of Fanny’s Yer Aunt! On Sunday, July 24th, we got together for an intermediate/advanced skills clinic at Rocky Point. We started the morning working on skills that the trails at Rocky Point command: braking, steep descending, ratcheting, and low ready position. … Read More