Skills Clinic

Klootchy Creek Trail School Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) headed west to visit our friends and trails at Klootchy Creek this Saturday. It may come as no surprise that our 15 volunteers and 4 instructors were greeted with a downpour of rain and gusts of wind. Such is life on the … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Trail School Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) What makes a trail sustainable? Why do sustainable trails matter? These are questions we ask at every Trail School, and they usually lead to some pretty good discussions! Here are a few examples of answers that participants provide.  A sustainable trail means that water doesn’t get stuck … Read More

Event Recap – MTB MAINTENANCE SERIES at TREK (WESTMORELAND)

Written by Allie Hurtgen, Stoke Manager for the NW Trail Sisters Our mountain bike maintenance series continued on December 8th at the Trek Store in Westmoreland! Six women braved the rush hour traffic for a night of learning and socializing.  We started the evening by learning what everyone’s favorite taco is, and a topic they were … Read More

Event Recap – NW Trail Sisters Fix & Sip with Cyclepath

Written by Allie Hurtgen, Stoke Manager for the NW Trail Sisters “Plugging tires is so fun; I can’t wait to get a flat on my next ride!” This comment was echoed by many participants after attending our mountain bike maintenance clinic at Cyclepath. When planning this event, the Cyclepath team and I thought it might … Read More

Mountain Bike Maintenance Series

Winter is a great time to get your bike tuned up — and to spend some time learning how to do it yourself!  Basic bike maintenance can be daunting if you’ve never delved into it. The biggest challenge in learning is often just asking the questions, and feeling comfortable in doing so.   NWTA is excited … Read More

NWTA Kids Fall After School Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor The fun kept going into Fall during the NWTA’s Kids After School Program  Keeping the momentum going after a successful Summer Program run, the Northwest Trail Alliance’s inaugural After School program got off to a good start this fall. With mostly warm and dry weather with just a couple … Read More

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