Sandy Ridge

A Weekend’s Work During Dig Season

November 12 and 13 was a BUSY weekend for Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers and members!  All told, there was over 400 hours of volunteer work put in over the course of the weekend spread across 6 different locations including a night ride social at Stub Stewart. Here are some highlights. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AT STUB … Read More

Night Ride at Sandy Ridge with River City Bicycles Recap

Written by Sarah Rogers This past “Halloweekend,” River City Bicycles and the Northwest Trail Alliance hosted the last in their series of women-led mountain bike rides. An auspicious 13 riders braved the elements, which turned out to be rain-free and relatively warm. With rainbow lights and one bedazzled disco-ball helmet in tow, we climbed the … Read More

Sandy Ridge Lower Hide & Seek Update

The reopening of the upper section of the trail has been delayed due to the significant amount of rain that has fallen in the area. Please adhere to the signs posted and do not enter areas that are closed. Machine operators & volunteers are busy working and do not expect riders entering the areas they … Read More

Top of Lower Hide & Seek Temporary closure

Heads up, Sandy Ridge Riders! Our work on the Lower Hide & Seek trail continues and as of Monday, June 6th, we will temporarily close the trail from the junction where it meets Upper H&S to the cutoff under the power lines (where the trail cuts into the road from Little Monkey). See the map … Read More

NW Trail Sisters Cornering Clinic Event Recap

Written by Allie Hurtgen, NWTA Instructor On Tuesday, May 24th, the NW Trail Sisters met at Sandy Ridge for a cornering skills clinic led by NWTA Coaches Allie and Nancy. The stoke was high and all of the women showed huge progress in their cornering! The clinic started with a warm-up in the parking lot … Read More

Sandy Ridge Lower Hide and Seek Announcement

Attention Sandy Ridge Riders!  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10th, NWTA, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, has hired Sasquatch Trails to work on a complete overhaul of the Lower Hide and Seek trail. This project is expected to last 6 weeks (weather permitting). While the trail will not be closed, during this time, … Read More

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap and Upcoming Dig Day on 5/7

On Saturday, April 16th, a group of dedicated volunteers did not let the unfavorable weather forecast deter them from joining our Sandy Ridge Local Stewardship Team to help care for the beloved trails. Since the area had seen significant snow earlier in the week, they decided to stay on the lower trails that see the … Read More

Antfarm Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) was fortunate enough to collaborate with AntFarm Youth Services for a Trail School at Sandy Ridge on Saturday. Our TSI Instructors were immediately impressed with this group of kids. The level of respect, attentiveness, and inquisitive nature would make … 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

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap (3/12)

Written by Stacy Sullivan, Sandy Ridge Volunteer On Saturday, March 12th, 16 amazing volunteers came out for trail work on what turned out to be an epic day weather-wise! Flow Motion was given some maintenance and berm repair. Trail Steward Brent Sullivan and crew leads Shane Gould, Lee Lemmon, and volunteer Tony Parham removed a … Read More