Powell Butte

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

Powell Butte Work Party Recap

On Thursday, November 18th, in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, a group of volunteers gathered at the Visitors Center at Powell Butte Nature Park to support NWTA in our stewardship to maintain the trails open to mountain bikes. This was the 1st work party open to the public since NWTA signed its stewardship agreement … 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

Catlin Gabel TSI Recap 4/14

Written by Nancy Stone NWTA, in collaboration with Portland Parks and Recreation, teamed up with Catlin Gabel students who are involved with the school’s Applied Leadership in the Outdoors after-school course to learn about trail maintenance at Powell Butte. In a fun exchange of knowledge, the students shared what they have learned of native plants … 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

We took Portland policy-makers mountain biking, and it was awesome

On June 21st, your NWTA Board of Directors members and a few of our heavily involved volunteers took policy makers from the City of Portland, Metro, and ODOT for a few hours of fun at Gateway Green for our inaugural Take A Policy Maker Mountain Biking Day (TAPMMBD). Organized by our Advocacy Director, Andy Jansky, … Read More

President’s Message – Board updates, ORCMP, & more!

NWTA members elected three new members to the board of directors at January’s general meeting and election. Paul Hobson has assumed the role of Treasurer and is leading our Trail Stewardship program, Lori Sills will be championing ride clinics, social rides, and our women’s program, and Steve Domahidy will be leading NWTA’s signature events, as … 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