Speaking Up

ASSEMBLING THE ADVOCACY PUZZLE PIECES Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) — a developing vision for a citywide system of off-road cycling facilities — is helping debunk common misunderstandings that often get in the way of mountain bike access to trails. Because we’re all advocates, I’d like to share a distillation of information that each … Read More

A Breakout Year for NWTA

2016 ANNUAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS In 2016, Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers invested over 8,800 hours — valued at more than $222,500 — into trail systems across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. It’s amazing, the combined effort our mountain bike community puts into creating, enhancing, and protecting the trails we love to ride. Like the loam we build … Read More

Be a Trail Builder

AND FIND OUT WHY THEY’RE CALLED WORK PARTIES 2016 has been a highly productive year for NWTA trail work, with more than 7,100 on-trail volunteer hours invested in our riding destinations, our communities, our joy. We’re poised to up our game in 2017. Late last year we organized our trail work volunteers into Local Stewardship … Read More

Hagg Lake-Trail Report.

Due to winter damage, a section of the Hagg Lake trail is closed right now. Hillside sloughing has damaged the trail between marker 30 and marker 32. Please detour to the road to bypass this section of trail.   Watch for future trail projects at Hagg Lake and/or contact our LST (Local Stewartship Team) leaders Lee … Read More

BLM’s new MTB Guidelines

BLM is helping to redefine the way we do planning, design, management and construction of mountain bike trails. Check out the Mountain Flyer Magazine article about Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new “Guidelines for a Quality Trail Experience” http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/view.php/blm-develops-guidelines-to-guide-mtb-trail-development.html  

Top 20 MTB Trails

Dreaming of your 2017 MTB adventures??? If so, check out the BLM Top 20 Mountain Biking Opportunities. VIDEO – https://youtu.be/nQGo9fgHfxA TRAIL INFO – https://www.blm.gov/mountainbike/ SAVE THE DATE – Special events that you might to plan for. Sandy Ridge Shuttle (hosted by Northwest Trail Alliance) June 17 & September 16 Alsea Falls Shuttle (hosted by Team Dirt) June 24, August … Read More