Gateway Green

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

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Saturday, October 1 was a fabulous day to put some tires on dirt for Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day!   The sun was shining at Gateway Green in NE Portland as over 100 people gathered to celebrate this family-oriented outdoor event.  Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA), in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, crafted a community-forward … 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

Gateway Green Group Session with River City Bicycles Recap

Written by Isabella Taylor The Gateway Green session on August 28th (p/b River City Bicycles and Northwest Trail Sisters) was a smashing success. It was a night filled with skills progression, connection, and too many “yews” to count in retrospect. The night began with getting everyone acquainted in a quick group huddle, and then we split … 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

NWTA Kids Class Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor Warm weather didn’t keep these kids at home! The August temperatures rose as we set up for the “Green Geckos” Kid’s Class at Rocky Point but that didn’t keep these awesome kids indoors! A high of 100 was predicted in Portland, but a pleasant breeze, shady trails, plenty of … 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

Kids Camps at Gateway Green

In partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation; NWTA & Elaine B, Bikes is excited to announce progressive mountain bike skills instruction for 8-12-year-olds at Gateway Green. We are also happy to announce that coaches Myles Ridge, Deidre Iwersen & Peter Melton will join head coach Elaine this season. These 4-day camps (Monday – Thursday 9 … Read More

BIPOC Beginner Mountain Bike Skills Clinic Recap

Written by Ruandy Albisurez, Community Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance’s first all Black and Indigenous Peoples and People of Color (BIPOC) beginner mountain bike clinic was held July 12, 2022, at Gateway Green Bike Park in Portland Oregon. The original 8 slots filled up in about an hour so a few more spots were … Read More