Volunteering is such a critical and rewarding element of our sport. None of the land managers have the resources needed to fully keep our trail systems safe, sustainable and fun. THANK YOU to all who fill that gap and generously lend a hand.
1997 – Trail prep for an upcoming Puget Sound Enduro Riders poker run. Tod Petersen and Dakota Sorem in foreground.
1999 – Lyle Duronso ready to start a Mt. Baker M/C work party at Finney Creek. Finney Creek, Camp 18 and East Lake Shannon were riding areas made possible by the “Adopt a Trail” program created and managed by Dave McLaughlin on timber lands owned by Crown Pacific. Our trail access and ability to hold events at all three locations were lost when the timber company went bankrupt in 2004.
2000 – NMA work party organized by Paul Ostbo and Hey Weyer at Teanaway as featured in “The Off-Roader”, a quarterly newsletter formerly published by the NMA
2005 – Stumpjumpers M/C hiking in to do trail work at Reiter
2007 – Tommy Thomson clearing trail on Table Mtn. on opening day
2009 – Cle Elum Ranger District volunteer ride. Ranger John McHaffie, NMA member Dave Hiatt and Ranger Mikki Douglass.
2010 Jeremy McGinnis fjording high water during a trail clearing day at Taneum
2013 – Paul Bryant, Ron Ringuette, Jonathan Glanville, Travis Redfield, Sara Redfield, Tom Sackett and Dave Gagnon taking a break from clearing down trees on Table Mtn following the 2012 fire that affected over 42,000 acres. Note all the black faces from handling charred trees.
2014 – Coulee Riders work party with the USFS using explosives at Foggy Dew – Sean Clarke, Sam Chesnut and Joe Kitzman in the foreground.
2016 – Tacoma M/C building a bridge at Naches
The NMA’s Volunteer Recognition Program was created in 2017. Hours are recorded on the Track It Forward platform, which is accessed via the NMA website.
2017 – Tacoma M/C work party at Shelton on a foggy day
2018 – NMA by-laws were amended to include Volunteer Recognition Membership. After completing a set number of volunteer hours, a free membership in the NMA is earned.
2018 – Sonny Brinson doing tread work at Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2019 – Joint work party with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance at Pot Peak
2019 – Cle Elum Ranger District Volunteer Appreciation weekend at Taneum Junction
2020 – Lori Taylor cleaning up after a winter storm at Reiter Trails
2020 Multi-club work party at Tahuya
2021 – Heavy Maintenance Crew hard at work in the Teanaway clearing a slide. Zac Reeves on the jackhammer and Brent Hartman in the trail machine.
2021 – Jeremy McGinnis, Zac Reeves and Amanda Lawler tackling winter storm damage at Evans Creek
2022 Aaron Lindell clearing trail in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
2022 Dale Cooper on the new Blue Lake Trail bridge. Over the years, Dale has been involved in building, repairing or moving 32 bridges in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
2022 Andrew Smith opening up trail at Foggy Dew
2023 – Skagit M/C work party at Walker Valley
2023 – NMA President Marc Toenyan transporting a “TreadLightly” sign to post in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2023 Jenson Dagget giving back in the Entiat Ranger District