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Adult Beginner MTB Clinic Series Recap

Written by Tommy Tuite This August, I attended the four-part NWTA Adult Beginner MTB Clinics at Gateway Green in Portland, OR.   This series was expertly hosted by Elaine Bothe, teaching us the world of mountain bike fundamentals and practical skills.  Gateway Green Mountain Bike Park is a familiar spot for me but was new to a few … Read More

Rocky Point Open

Rocky Point re-Opening

Weyerhaeuser has re-opened recreational properties in WA and OR effective 9/12/2022. Rocky Point is open. Please check for Rocky Point updates at https://www.nw-trail.org/rocky-point Please check with appropriate land management agencies for all other trail systems.

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

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

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

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

Executive Director Announcement

Written by Jered Bogli, Volunteer Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance is thrilled to announce we have hired Lisa Olivares as our full-time Executive Director. This is a huge step forward for the NWTA, which has been a volunteer-led and run organization for over 30 years. Staffing a full-time Executive Director helps ensure the organization … Read More