Riverview Community Meeting

There is a Community Meeting for Riverview on Tuesday, November 12th.  We need your help giving input at the meeting - especially if you are a resident of Portland!

Riverview existing trails

The Public Advisory Committee and Portland Parks & Recreation want to hear your opinions on trails, and we need as many mountain bikers there as possible!  We are in a unique position to give input while the concept plan is being developed.  The meeting is scheduled for November 12, 2013: Community Meeting/Open House, 5:30-7:30 PM, PDX Church, 125 SW Miles.

See you all there!
Please share this announcement with your riding groups.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Brian at brianb@nw-trail.org
Price: $0.00

Online comment form available

Portland Parks is accepting online public comment forms for the River View area until 11/25/13.  

Here is your chance to submit your comments for the kinds of trails you would.  THINK BIG, use examples and add weblinks.  Submit your comments now and get your buddies to do the same.  The more comments about building mtn bike trails the better!  

Thank You!!!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend this important public meeting.  
Mtn bikers out numbered non-biker by at least 3 to 1.  From my unofficial headcount I would guess that there was 75+ mtn bikers at the meeting.  All of which who were offering positive input for how properly built mtb trails could co-exist with Portland Parks environmental objectives.
Our efforts as an organized group (NWTA) is earning credibility with key decision makers and the neighboring community.  For the last 2 years NWTA volunteers have helped Portland Parks with projects at River View cleaning up truckloads of trash, removing ivy, rerouting trails, and fixing erosion problems.  This type of work in the dirt has occurred not just on one work project, but on multiple projects.  
Through all of our efforts (in the dirt and in meetings) we are demonstrating that NWTA (mtn bikers) can be an effective and reliable partner.  Our large turnout for this public meeting demonstrated that we are VERY interested in creating mtn bike trails at River View.   
But we are not done yet... and we still need your help.  So next time when we have a work project help spread the word so that mtn bikers can show up as a large group.  And if you are not an member of NWTA, please join.   The larger our group is (membership headcount) the more political clout that we have.
For $30 you get a dual NWTA / IMBA membership.  NWTA/IMBA are two powerful groups working to preserve, enhance, and expand our mountain biking opportunities. 
Together we can make a difference.