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Ride Leader Training

Written by Nell Stamper Just in time for the beginning of the summer riding season, the North Coast Trail Alliance was fortunate to host instructor & coach Elaine Bothe for a Ride Leader Introduction Workshop. Elaine came out to the Klootchy Creek trails and volunteered her time to teach local riders some key basics about … Read More

Catlin Gabel TSI Recap 4/14

Written by Nancy Stone NWTA, in collaboration with Portland Parks and Recreation, teamed up with Catlin Gabel students who are involved with the school’s Applied Leadership in the Outdoors after-school course to learn about trail maintenance at Powell Butte. In a fun exchange of knowledge, the students shared what they have learned of native plants … Read More

February Crew Leader Training

Written by Nancy Stone February’s Crew Leader Training was unique compared to NWTA’s Trail Sustainability Institute’s previous training sessions. This was due to the attendance of not only new folks coming through the Crew Leader program but having several LST (Local Stewardship Team) leaders attend as well. As always, everybody’s personal experience lends to opportunities … Read More

Trail Sister’s trail Recap

Written by Nancy Stone Our Trail Sister’s Dig Days started up in January with great success. The motivation behind holding these dig days was not only to have a fun trail built exclusively by womxn but to give them the foundational skills and knowledge of trail building. These skills are essential to trail work so … Read More

February TSI Trail School

Written by Nancy Stone NWTA’s Trail Sustainability Institute held our monthly Trail School on February 7th at Rocky Point. Keeping to our Covid-19 guidelines, 10 Trail Stewards arrived to learn the fundamentals of sustainable trail maintenance while enjoying a rare sunny day in the mossy forest.  Trail School is split into two distinct types of … Read More

Trail School with NICA

Written by Volunteer Director Jered Bogli After some back and forth with two of the assistant coaches Dan Brown and Duncan Parks, Nancy and I put a date on the calendar with the NICA Portland Composite team for a TSI Trail School and Dig Day on January 24th. NICA stands for National Interscholastic Cycling Association … Read More

TSI Crew Leader Training Recap 1/9

Written by Nancy Stone With a membership of greater than 4,500 dedicated and eager folks who want to help create more mountain bike opportunities in NW Oregon and SW Washington, NWTA knows that leadership and guidance are vital in making that desire a reality. The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) focuses those efforts on training highly … Read More

TSI’s Advanced Trail School at Stub Stewart

Written by Ted Dodd Want to learn how to build trails and enhance your skills? Here is your chance. SIGN UP to have your name added to the list to receive more information about upcoming Trail Building Classes. This training is intended for specific trail-building activities. CLASS EXAMPLES HOW TO BUILD: Berms Jumps Sidehill trails Switchback corners Sustainable trail drainage … Read More