NW Trail Sisters

Trails Sister’s Guided Bikepacking Weekend Recap

Written by Megan Horst Lakes, caves, berries, mountain views, and campfires, oh my! 11 women participated in an NWTA Trail Sister bikepacking weekend August 26-28th in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The weekend was led by three women who shared tips from their own experiences, bikepacking the Oregon Outback route, Idaho Hot Springs route, and … Read More

Gateway Green Group Session with River City Bicycles Recap

Written by Isabella Taylor The Gateway Green session on August 28th (p/b River City Bicycles and Northwest Trail Sisters) was a smashing success. It was a night filled with skills progression, connection, and too many “yews” to count in retrospect. The night began with getting everyone acquainted in a quick group huddle, and then we split … Read More

Trail Sisters Advanced Intermediate Class Recap

Written by Allie Hurtgen, Certified Mountain Bike Coach The Trail Sisters cannot get enough of Fanny’s Yer Aunt! On Sunday, July 24th, we got together for an intermediate/advanced skills clinic at Rocky Point. We started the morning working on skills that the trails at Rocky Point command: braking, steep descending, ratcheting, and low ready position. … Read More

Trail Sisters Rocky Point Beginner-Level Ride Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Trail Sisters are at it again at Rocky Point! This time a group of 11 folks joined the beginner-level ride on Monday evening. Before hitting the trails, we learned how to do a pre-ride bike safety check as well as a few quick exercises on bike/body separation.  … Read More

Event Recap: NW Trail Sisters Intermediate+ Ride at Rocky Point

Written by Allie Hurtgen On Monday, the Trail Sisters got together for a rip through the Twisted Forest at Rocky Point. This was the first group ride on the trails Twisted Sisters and Twisted Knickers; and the women who attended were stoked! Since we were in for a night of pedaling, we started the ride … Read More

Riding the Great Divide Event Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) Moving from big dreams to being at the end of a 2,496 mile bikepacking trip takes a lot of things, most of which is an incredible amount of grit. Last week, Alyssa Hirsch, Megan Horst and Stephanie Keske shared their experience of riding the Great Divide Mountain … 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

Trail Sister’s Gear Swap Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The NW Trail Sisters hosted a free Gear Swap on Thursday (3/31) evening at Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB). This proved a successful endeavor of getting no longer used gear out of the back of closets and into the hands of Trail Sisters, who could put it to … Read More

Trail Sister’s Trail School Recap from 01/22

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected])  NWTA’s first Trail School for Trail Sisters took place this Saturday at Klootchy Creek. Not only were we greeted with the bright, sunny faces of 10 Trail Sisters but the actual sun itself. A rare January treat, indeed!  In a sport where women/trans/femme find themselves as a … Read More

TSI Hits the Road

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) is NWTA’s educational branch of the organization that was established in the Summer of 2019. Within TSI is our beloved Trail School. Here, we offer folks who may be new(er) to trail maintenance an opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning … Read More