Gateway Green

Ride Leader Training Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor “How many fingers am I holding up?” the instructor called out to the riders as they rode their bikes away from her. “Four!” said one. “Two!” said another. “Six!” All five participants got their answers correct during this “Looking Back while Riding” drill during the NWTA Intro to Ride … Read More

Congratulations to Our Very Own Tim Copeman!

Congratulations to our very own Tim Copeman for being recognized by The Portland Parks Foundation as a 2022 U.S. Bank Parks Champion.  “Tim is one of the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) trail Stewards in Gateway Green. Tim’s support of the park in trail maintenance tasks keeps the park inviting and safe for the riders. Tim … Read More

Gateway Green Trail School Recap

Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President ([email protected]) On Sunday, March 27, instructors from NWTA Trail Sustainability Institute and eight new trail stewards gather at Gateway Green for the final Trail School session of the year. During class, students learned the ins and outs of trail anatomy, how water is managed on trails in the Pacific … Read More

Save The Date – Upcoming NWTA Events

(Dates are subject to change and more events will be added) April 2nd: Metro Newell Creek Grand Opening and Green Geckos MTB Clinic at Newell Creek April 2nd: Black Line Bluff and Tune Work Party at Rocky Point April 9th: Gorge 400 Trail Rehabilitation April 12th: Ride Leader Training – Gateway Green April 16th: Sandy … Read More

NWTA Youth Program Launch and Recap

After years of planning and preparation, NWTA’s youth bike skills program finally launched on Friday, March 18th, at Gateway Green. In partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation and Project^ a group of local area youth met with BICP Certified Instructors Elaine and Roo and NWTA volunteers Allie and Nancy at the Fred Meyer parking lot … Read More

Crew Leader Training Recap – Feb ’22

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) NWTA’s Trail Sustainability Institute is proud to share that 8 new Crew Leaders have completed Crew Leader Training.  Why is this important? As NWTA’s membership continues to grow (6,000+!) and more and more people become excited and interested in trail stewardship and giving back to the trails … Read More

Gateway Green Dig Day Recap

Written by Julie Larson, Gateway Green Trail Steward On Sunday, January 9th, Gateway Green Trails Stewards, Tim, Todd, and Julie, joined forces with other eager trail builders: four from the Community Cycling Center and one from our partner at the Lumberyard. We were excited to finally meet and work with the folks from CCC. Their … Read More

Gateway Green Dig Day Recap

The gravity lines at Gateway Green, built during the park’s Phase 2 construction, were very popular amongst mountain bikers of all skill levels. Once the news of the impending closure of ⅔ of the lines, the feedback was swift and not kind. Trimet’s A Better Red project has been in the works since the inception of the … Read More

Upcoming Fall Dig Days

After a great summer of riding, this is the time of the year where we ramp up our trail maintenance efforts. Here is what is being planned this fall at the various trail systems and bike parks. SANDY RIDGE This fall, we will spend a lot of time working on Little Monkey. It will be … Read More