Where does my support go?

Membership, sponsorship, and donations fund the vast majority of NWTA trail projects and programming. If it weren’t
for your generosity and the generosity of our community, we wouldn’t have trails and we wouldn’t have a collective voice for trails.

Your contributions support:

Programming. NWTA offers a vast array of mountain bike and off-road cycling clinics and social rides for all ages and abilities. We partner with Portland Parks & Recreation to bring meaningful youth programs to communities around the city, and specific programs offer a welcoming space for underserved and underrepresented riders to feel welcome and belong to the greater mountain bike community. Donations and membership directly support the expenses for all of NWTA’s programs, clinics and social rides.

Trails.  We use funds to purchase tools for trail work days, maintain our machines, and support Trail Sustainability Institute classes and clinics. Donors, members and sponsors are quite literally putting tools in the hands of volunteers to build new trails and maintain our over 250 miles of trails and bike parks we officially steward.

Access.  Advocacy is a pillar of why NWTA was founded in 1985 as PUMP (Portland United Mountain Pedalers). Over the last 35 years, NWTA has advocated for more places to ride bikes on trails. Membership, donor and sponsor dollars go to work to advocate for cycling access to always be part of the discussion around our parks and open spaces throughout the region.

Other easy ways to support NWTA:


Many companies offer matching gift programs for their employees, either for monetary contributions or employee volunteer hours. NWTA receives over $3,000 on average each year from employee gift programs!

Nike, Intel, The Standard, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo and Portland General Electric are just a few. NWTA is a registered 501(c)(3) with most large-scale employee giving portals. If you want to learn how your company can match your contributions to NWTA, please contact [email protected].


Consider a gift from your Donor Advised Fund to get more people out on mountain bikes!

NWTA accepts DAF gifts from all major financial institutions and advisors. If you need supplemental information provided to your institution to execute a gift to NWTA, please contact [email protected].


Help NWTA while you shop!

Link your Fred Meyer shopper card to NWTA, and all you have to do is shop at Fred Meyer and swipe your Shopper’s Card.

Learn more and link your card at:


NWTA can receive donations in the form of bottle deposits when you use the BottleDrop system with the Green Bags and personalized stickers. (Create a BottleDrop account HERE.)

How to: After you drop off your Green Bags and receive your confirmation email, sign into your BottleDrop account and select: For Individuals; then Make Non-Profit Donations. Click on Search Nonprofits, type in “NWTA,” and then click on Learn More About Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA). You will then see a Donate Now button. Please note: this does NOT permanently link your BottleDrop account to NWTA. Each time you make a bottle deposit you would log into your account and follow these steps.

Northwest Trail Alliance is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (tax ID number 86-1130479). All contributions to Northwest Trail Alliance are tax deductible to the extent permitted by the law.