Written by Jered Bogli, Volunteer Director () The Northwest Trail Alliance is thrilled to announce we have hired Lisa Olivares as our full-time Executive Director. This is a huge step forward for the NWTA, which has been a volunteer-led and run organization for over 30 years. Staffing a full-time Executive Director helps ensure the organization … Read More


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Win these wheels NWTA truly appreciates the members that help us build and maintain mountain bike trails & a strong mountain xe đạp community. Thanks to lớn Chris King Precision Components, one of our most active & dedicated sponsors, we are giving all members a chance to lớn win a sweet prize. This applies to lớn everyone who is … Read More


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Written by Ali Evershed The vision for Fanny’s Yer Aunt began in September 2020, when Nancy Stone was the only woman seated at the table khổng lồ plan future trails at Rocky Point. Staring at the underrepresentation in the room she thought, “What if we create a trail that’s designed và built by all women?” Nancy … Read More



Written by Jim LeMonds Every hiker and mountain biker who utilizes trails on the south, east, và west sides of Mount St. Helens will benefit from a remarkable effort by Northwest Trail Alliance volunteer trail crews on August 20. In partnership with the US Forest Service – Gifford Pinchot NWTA hosted a weekend campout at … Read More


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Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor “What should I carry in my pack?” was a question a student asked during the NWTA Intro to Ride Leader Training session held on August 7, 2022, at Rocky Point. A sold-out group of six riders joined the class on a warm Sunday in August. Sticking to lớn a particularly … Read More


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Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor Warm weather didn’t keep these kids at home! The August temperatures rose as we mix up for the “Green Geckos” Kid’s Class at Rocky Point but that didn’t keep these awesome kids indoors! A high of 100 was predicted in Portland, but a pleasant breeze, shady trails, plenty of … Read More


Written by Ruandy Albisurez, Community Director () August 4, 2022, was the first official NWTA BIPOC jump clinic (BIPOC stands for Black & Indigenous Peoples và People of Color). It was held at Gateway Green in Portland. The clinic was organized & led by Ruandy Albisurez, Myles Ridge, & Jason Van Horn. We had 15 … Read More


Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President () The US Forest Service has announced that the gravel road connecting the end of the single track of the Plain of Abraham Trail to lớn Spirit Lake will be closed for maintenance during the week this summer. What this means: 1) You cannot ride the full Smith Creek Loop … Read More


In partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation; NWTA & Elaine B, Bikes is excited khổng lồ announce progressive mountain bike skills instruction for 8-12-year-olds at Gateway Green. We are also happy to lớn announce that coaches Myles Ridge, Deidre Iwersen & Peter Melton will join head coach Elaine this season. These 4-day camps (Monday – Thursday 9 … Read More


Written by Allie Hurtgen, Certified Mountain xe đạp 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, & low ready position. … Read More


Written by Ruandy Albisurez, Community Director () The Northwest Trail Alliance’s first all Black và Indigenous Peoples & People of color (BIPOC) beginner mountain bike clinic was held July 12, 2022, at Gateway Green xe đạp Park in Portland Oregon. The original 8 slots filled up in about an hour so a few more spots were … Read More


Written by Nancy Stone, Education và Sustainability Director () 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 bởi vì a pre-ride bike safety check as well as a few quick exercises on bike/body separation. … Read More