We’re starting a new weekly(ish) feature rounding up all the MTB-related happenings locally and a little further afield. Look for updates on or around Wednesdays in the future. *Inclusion in this list does not denote an NWTA connection; we’re here to spread the word for all our friends and partners across the region.
***April, oh April, you are such a busy month. We know it can be hard to keep up with all the goings on, so we’ll be putting together periodic updates of events as we learn of them. Some are NWTA official events, others are things our fellow trail orgs or local riders are hosting, but all are FUN and we want to get them on your radar. What’s coming up that you’re stoked about? Let us know by emailing [email protected]. We hope to see you on the trail!
Saturday, March 31
Clinic: Join Wenzel coach Elaine Bothe for a beginner to intermediate trail clinic. 9-12. Meet at the Lumberyard. https://www.wenzelcoaching.com/clinics/lumberyard-trail-classes-cornering-and-trail-confidence-1/
Race: Cascadia Super G @ Capitol Forest. 55 mile or 38 mile gravel grinder. Sign up to race or to volunteer for some trail karma. https://www.racecascadia.com/superg
Trail Karma: Disciples of Dirt will be digging at Thurston Hills Trail system east of Springfield (7575 Mckenzie Hwy). Meet at 9:30. http://www.disciplesofdirt.org/event/trailwork-thurston-hills-2
Ride! Women’s mountain biking meet-up at Gateway Green @ 8:30 a.m. https://www.meetup.com/Womens-Mountain-Biking-W-MTB-PORTLAND/events/249235602/
Sunday, April 1 – Happy Easter!
Clinic: Join Wenzel coach Elaine Bothe for the second event in her women’s coaching series at the Lumberyard. Beginner riders meet at 4:45 and intermediate riders at 7. https://www.wenzelcoaching.com/clinics/beginner-women-at-the-lumberyard-bike-park-series-2018-04-01/
Trail Karma: Team Dirt will be working on Word to Your Mother @ 7920 Skillings Drive, Corvallis. 9-12. Let ‘em know if you can help out. https://www.facebook.com/events/123291318381040/
Ride! Women’s mountain biking meet-up for a Sunrise ride @ Powell Butte from 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. https://www.meetup.com/Womens-Mountain-Biking-W-MTB-PORTLAND/events/249235842/
Monday April 2
Ride! Because it’s Monday, so why not? NWTA board member Lori will be scouting Black Rock in the afternoon. Hit her up if you want to join. [email protected]. (Note: this ride is best for intermediate to advanced, self-supported riders)
Tuesday April 3
Advocate: Portland Parks Board meeting re: Off-Road Cycling Master Plan @ 3 p.m. 7th Floor, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Be there to represent our community and help bring mountain biking to Forest Park and beyond. https://nw-trail.org/events/master-plan-public-hearing/
Wednesday April 4
Ride! Because it’s Wednesday and you’re jonesing for some trail time. If you’re looking for a trail buddy, we can probably find you one. Drop us a line. [email protected]
Thursday April 5
Ride! Ladies’ night @ the Lumberyard starting at 6. http://www.lumberyardmtb.com/for-the-ladies/
Friday April 6
Ride! Because it’s Friday and night rides are fun. If you’re looking for a trail buddy, we can probably find you one. Drop us a line. [email protected]
Saturday April 7
Trail Karma: It’s a twofer weekend!
Spring dig @ Gateway Green from 10-2. https://nw-trail.org/events/spring-dig-dirt-lab/
Sandy Ridge Work Party starting at 8:45. https://nw-trail.org/events/sandy-ridge-work-party/
Clinic: Join the ladies of No Apologies @ Alsea Falls and dust off those bike handling skills. Registration is currently full, but you can still get on the waitlist. https://www.facebook.com/events/1141094649359157/
SAVE THE DATE:
4/19/18 – Fat Tire Farm brings us The Moment Screening @ The Clinton Street Theater. All proceeds benefit the Northwest Trail Alliance. https://nw-trail.org/events/the-moment-%E2%80%A2-portland-screening/
Upcoming NWTA ladies’ events. Contact Lori for more info: [email protected]
4/20/18 – Ladies’ after hour social @ River City.
4/22/18 – Ladies’ social ride.
4/26/18 – Gladys Bikes ladies’ wrench night @ Bike Farm.