Trek Portland awards Northwest Trail Alliance a grant to support Community Based Mountain Bike Programming. The award includes eight Trek Marlin 6 bicycles, Rally Wave cell helmets, Bontrager hip packs, multi-tools, pumps, tire levers, and water bottle cages. A retail value of over $9,000.
“The Portland Trek Bicycle Stores are extremely excited to be teaming up with NWTA to get more kids on bikes. They are not only learning bike handling but trail maintenance and mechanical skills as well. The bike industry was fortunate to have experienced such a huge growth in new riders during the pandemic, and it is important to continue that growth by investing in our kids.” says Trek Westmoreland Store Manager Sterling Hill.
NWTA is excited to take this next step to offer mountain bike programming on our local trails. We thank the Trek Portland stores for supporting our vision to provide mountain bike skills classes and mechanical & trail maintenance courses to the community.
NWTA President Juntu Oberg shares, “This project is very close to my heart. Growing up in a large working-class family in Portland, recreating outdoors wasn’t easily attainable. Having mountain bike trails in the city along with access to top-of-the-line bicycles (and gear) and professional instruction removes so many barriers to introducing kids to this wonderful sport. We look forward to working with the community in East Portland & our partners to get this program off the ground.”
The Northwest Trail Alliance is a nonprofit organization advocating for access to trails, building trails, and maintaining trails for over 30 years. Serving roughly a 60-mile radius extending from the Oregon coast, into parts of Southern Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St Helens National Monument, and to the Western foothills of Mount Hood National Forest, while working with approximately 10 federal, state, county, and municipal land management agencies, as well as private land managers. To get involved or learn how to become a member, head HERE.