Forest Park

Firelane 5 Clearing in Forest Park

A small but mighty group of volunteers partnered with Portland Parks and Recreation to hand clear the downed trees and debris from Firelane 5 on Wednesday, April 20th. Initially, NWTA had a work party scheduled at Powell Butte; however, with a surprise mid-April snowstorm, efforts shifted to help open trails at Forest Park. As the … Read More

BIPOC Mountain Bike Ride at Forest Park Recap

Written by Ruandy Albisurez, NWTA’s BICP Level 1 Instructor The morning of Saturday, November 6th, the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) mountain bike ride for beginners/intermediate happened on a cold and soggy PNW morning. It’s late fall, so Forest Park’s ground is still covered in cold and wet leaves. Will Cortez from BikePOCpnw and … Read More

The Goodson’s – a little ryder story

Late summer, we met up with the Goodson’s at Sandy Ridge to meet their family’s star mountain biker, Ryder. Ryder is the son of Sandy and Brad, and big brother to Kaydence (age 1). We discovered Ryder when the family entered our #NWTAridesfromhome Social Media contest. We wanted to know how he started riding at … Read More

Portland Parks Board Seeks New Members

Post from the Portland Parks & Recreation website. Deadline for Applicants – April 10, 2020 Staff Liaison – Brooke Gardner, 503-823-5135 Application – surveymonkey.com/r/PPRBoardApplication Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) cares for and maintains more than 11,000 acres of lands and offers thousands of programs for all ages at its community centers, swimming pools, and other … Read More

NWTA signs agreement with Portland Parks & Recreation

Press Release 03.18.2020 Portland OR On Tuesday March 10, 2020, the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) entered into a formal partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) for the stewardship of soft-surface cycling trails in Portland Parks. This stewardship agreement pertains to the maintenance, improvement, and enhancement of portions of soft surface trails and corridors in … Read More

NWTA’s ORCMP Testimony

Portland’s Parks Board is currently deliberating on the merits of Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). The outcome will be a set of Parks Board recommendations flowing back to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, as well as to City Council for consideration when the ORCMP comes before them for their vote. NWTA has provided … Read More

E-I-E-I ORCMP

Assessing the Off-Road Cycling Master Plan Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan is now in its final stage of development, the Draft Plan Phase. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is asking the public for feedback on the Draft, which will be incorporated into the Proposed Plan presented to City Council for adoption. As an … Read More

Wrapping Up ORCMP

After a summer out of view, Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) is stepping back into the sometimes harsh spotlight of political discourse: The next PAC (Project Advisory Committee) meeting — scheduled for Thursday, October 5th at 4pm, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 7th floor — is set to discuss an updated set of draft recommendations … Read More

Ride Forest Park? Speak Up!

As part of the citywide Off-road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP), the City is proposing five draft trail concepts in Forest Park. These concepts were guided by the Forest Park Planning Principles, which translate the project’s vision and the many plans for Forest Park into specific guidance for off-road cycling. Here are the five draft trail concepts: • Open Tolinda … Read More

OPB Thinks Out Loud About Off-Road Cycling

On Monday, April 3, Off-road Cycling Master Plan Project Manager Michelle Kunec-North and Project Advisory Committee member Evan Smith discussed the plan’s focus on kids and families, its goal to provide places to ride across the city — and Forest Park. Curious about who said what? Listen now.