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Executive Director Announcement

Written by Jered Bogli, Volunteer Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance is thrilled to announce we have hired Lisa Olivares as our full-time Executive Director. This is a huge step forward for the NWTA, which has been a volunteer-led and run organization for over 30 years. Staffing a full-time Executive Director helps ensure the organization … Read More

Member appreciation prize

Win these wheels NWTA truly appreciates the members that help us build and maintain mountain bike trails and a strong mountain bike community. Thanks to Chris King Precision Components, one of our most active and dedicated sponsors, we are giving all members a chance to win a sweet prize. This applies to everyone who is … Read More

Fanny’s Yer Aunt Opens at Rocky Point

Written by Ali Evershed The vision for Fanny’s Yer Aunt began in September 2020, when Nancy Stone was the only woman seated at the table to plan future trails at Rocky Point. Staring at the underrepresentation in the room she thought, “What if we create a trail that’s designed and built by all women?” Nancy … Read More

Apply to be on the Northwest Trail Alliance Board of Directors!

Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) creates a culture of land stewardship and increases access to the outdoors through our mission: To advocate for new trails; to protect, improve and build sustainable mountain bike trails; and to create recreational opportunities for mountain biking. The NWTA Board of Directors champions the organization and advocates for its mission to … Read More

Event Recap – NW Trail Sisters Fix & Sip with Cyclepath

Written by Allie Hurtgen, Stoke Manager for the NW Trail Sisters “Plugging tires is so fun; I can’t wait to get a flat on my next ride!” This comment was echoed by many participants after attending our mountain bike maintenance clinic at Cyclepath. When planning this event, the Cyclepath team and I thought it might … Read More

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

Congratulations Pete F., Our NWTA Raffle Winner! 

David Rosen of Sage Titanium created this beauty and graciously donated it to NWTA for a raffle, with all proceeds benefiting your local trails. Congratulations to Pete, who is beyond stoked about his new bike.  Thanks to @fattirefarm who displayed the bike and hosted a handoff to the winner at their monthly happy hour last weekend.  … Read More

Klootchy Creek Dig Day Recap from 11/13

The weather was perfect and the dirt was too. Using rakes, loppers and a few shovels, we completed all the hand-finishing on the new Get Down trail that wraps around under Party Wave. The crew also had time to pay some attention to brushing and weeding Roller Coaster, the new beginner’s trail. Folks went riding … Read More

Mountain Bike Maintenance Series

Winter is a great time to get your bike tuned up — and to spend some time learning how to do it yourself!  Basic bike maintenance can be daunting if you’ve never delved into it. The biggest challenge in learning is often just asking the questions, and feeling comfortable in doing so.   NWTA is excited … Read More

Give Guide 2022 is OPEN!

Give Guide 2022 is OPEN! Support your trails today with the 2022 Give Guide campaign! Behind every rake and shovel in a volunteer’s hands are contributions from you – our members and donors. Every new mile of green and blue trails we’re building on the north side of Rocky Point, every kids’ clinic, every night … 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

Stub Stewart Night Ride Recap

What a great night it was for a night ride!  On Friday, October 14, eighteen riders joined our Stub Steward LST for a great ride on Unfit Settlement and Shoofly.  The two trails made for a ride of just under an hour and a half, with 8.7 miles and 1200 ft of elevation gain.  The no drop … Read More

Planning Meeting Recap

Old friends and new faces joined the NWTA Board and Staff on Saturday, October 22 for our annual Trail Stewardship Planning meeting.  Over the last two years, the NWTA Lead Stewardship Teams (LSTs) worked with all of our dedicated trail steward volunteers to creatively plan for maintenance and builds while navigating the landscape of challenges … Read More