Montavilla Community Center Kids Class Recap

By Elaine Bothe It’s been an amazing ride all year, every Monday afternoon at Montavilla Community Center! We ran this program for 7-8 weeks during Fall Term ’23, and Winter and Spring Terms in ’24. Each term, 15 amazing kids were signed up, and we regularly had 12-15 participants each day. Most were in grade … Read More

Join NWTA during our 2024 Membership Drive!

NWTA is hosting our 2024 Membership Drive – and your membership will support some pretty cool stuff (and get you some pretty cool swag!). Why membership? As the primary cycling-focused trail advocacy organization in the Portland region, NWTA is a community of people that loves being outside on trails. NWTA works for: How does my … Read More

A perfect day at the Oregon Coast!

Written by Nell Stamper April 13 was one of those perfect spring days at the Oregon Coast! We had sunny skies and comfortable temperatures, making it a great day to show some love to our trails at Klootchy Creek.  With crews working in different areas, the Local Stewardship Team (LST) knocked out some long-standing worklist … Read More

Portland Parks & Rec Spring Break Kids Camp

Word and photos by Elaine Bothe March 25-18, 2024, Gateway Green Bike Park and Montavilla Community Center Spring Break 2024 provided winter weather but summer fun during our Gateway Green Bike Park Kids Camp! Spring Break in the Pacific Northwest is always a mixed-weather bag. Fortunately we got only one full on rainy day during … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Recap March 2024

NWTA has been hard at work in the Tillamook! Thanks to Local Steward Team member Nathan Frechen, a group of 23 volunteers accomplished a TON at the Saturday, March 23 work party. The team did treadwork and pruned back overhanging growth on over miles on the Wilson River Trail west of the King Mountain trailhead. … Read More

Stub Stewart Mountain Bike Trails Update

Written by Sid Young March 2024 Thanks to everyone’s patience and understanding as Oregon State Parks has been working on forest health operations within the park. As part of this work, many of the trails have been closed to users since October 2023. Thanks to Oregon State Parks staff, NWTA has continued some selective trail … Read More

Trail Sustainability Institute: Gateway Green Planting Event

Photos by Ruandy Albisurez On Saturday, March 1, 2024, over 30 people came together to improve the ecosystem at Gateway Green! NWTA joined with Portland Parks & Recreation, Warpaint, and Friends of Gateway Green to plant 625 native plants on the north end of the park. A little snow and rain didn’t stop this family-friendly … Read More

2024 Trail School at Klootchy Creek Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, NWTA Vice President, Education & Sustainability Director The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI), NWTA’s educational program ventured to the coast and held Trail School: Fundamentals at the Klootchy Creek trail system on February 17, 2024. These trail schools equip participants with the fundamental skills needed to understand and implement sustainable maintenance practices … Read More

Sandy Ridge Conditions Update

February 12, 2024 – Last month’s week-long snow and ice storms brought down a lot more trees and windfall than usual around the region’s trail systems. Each year, Sandy Ridge trails takes the brunt of the winter weather as it sits at a high elevation on the flanks of Mt. Hood. This storm proved no … Read More

Support NWTA – and you could win a bike!

Just getting into mountain biking or your skills no longer match your first mountain bike? Sellwood Cycle Repair is partnering with NWTA to raffle off a Norco Fluid FS A4 full suspension bike! Named Pinkbike’s Value Bike of the Year and Vital MTB’s Bike of the Year, the Norco Fluid FS is built to help … Read More