Remembering John Joy

NWTA is sad to share the news of the passing of long-time member John Joy.

As a Scappoose resident, John was one of the original trail builders at the trail system we now know as Rocky Point. He also led no-drop group rides, introducing many local riders to the area.

Thank you, John. Your positive impact on the cycling community reaches far and wide, and we will miss you.

To read the full article about John in BikePortland, click the button below.

If you’re interested in giving towards building a memorial bench (and getting a hat) click the button below. All proceeds will go directly to purchasing and installing a memorial bench along one of John’s favorite trails. Any extra funds will go into a fund that will help start an annual John Joy Memorial Bike ride.

RIDE WITH JOY (a casual, group ride to memorialize our cycling friend, John Joy)

FEB 19th rolling out sharply at 1:15pm from Gateway Transit Center parking area at the intersection of 99th & Pacific.

Honor our cycling friend, on this “RIDE WITH JOY”, a celebration of the life of John Joy. Join us on February 19th rolling out of the parking lot at 1:15pm sharp (we need to be back to Stark Street Pizza post-ride by 4:30pm for PIZZA & PINTS to celebrate John) 



As most of you may know, recently we lost a longtime local friend of the cycling community. For this group ride, we will honor the life of John Joy and will pedal to St. John’s and back with great memories and stories of our friend. 

This 30 mile loop is mostly flat & will depart from Gateway Transit Center parking lot area at 1:15pm on February 19th, 2022 (following the memorial services for John Joy at Skyline Memorial earlier that day). This ride will be a group ride celebration of John’s life and local legacy as a beloved cycling friend of the Portland community. We will pedal to Cathedral Park underneath the St. John’s Bridge (and pause there perhaps fittingly underneath the majestic St. John’s Bridge to pay our silent respects to John). 

We will depart Cathedral Park heading North and East back to the start location at Gateway Transit Center parking area. There will be a Pizza & Pints (hosted by John’s family) at Stark Street Pizza beginning at 4:30pm that day (post-ride). Please plan accordingly to have a change of clothes (if you wish) and join us for pizza, pints and many shared stories of our friend, John Joy.

We “RIDE WITH JOY” in celebration of the many joyful memories of John.