What we’re about
Mission: COTA's mission is to develop, protect, and enhance the Central Oregon mountain bike experience through trail stewardship, advocacy, collaboration, and education.
Vision: COTA envisions a robust and diverse mountain biking experience that will endure for generations.
COTA is a 501c3 non-profit, volunteer organization that works in conjunction with the USFS, BLM and other land managers to build and maintain trails throughout Central Oregon.
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- Sisters Chapter MeetingBlazin Saddles, sisters, OR
Greetings, Sisters COTA chapter! We are 100%, absolutely going to have a chapter meeting this month. Apologies for last month’s last-minute cancellation.
For the moment, this posting has a meeting location at SPRD, but that is likely to change. As previously planned, we will be talking about our 2024 plans for Bike Park 242, trail planning in the Sisters area, and other topics that may come up.
Stay tuned for venue change and other updates. And as mentioned before, this is definitely happening! See you there.
*2/5/24 Update: Casey at Blazin Saddles has graciously allowed us to use his shop for our February meeting. Also, Michelle has updated the agenda. We will be discussing having jump clinics at the bike park, dirt jump and bike park feature maintenance classes, and coming up with an idea for a QR code donation box.
- SoDeCo Chapter Meeting57245 River Rd, Sunriver, OR
You are invited to our first meeting of the year for the SoDeCo Chapter of the Central Oregon Trail Alliance!
We'll gather at the Pozzi Education Building at Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory on Tuesday, February 27, starting at 5 pm.
Our guest speaker will be Emily Long, Recreation Planner for the US Forest Service, Deschutes National Forest. Emily will talk about her job, and the goals and priorities for the Forest Service this year. In her role, Emily works closely with groups like COTA, including planning for new trails. We are very excited to have Emily join us!
We'll also take the opportunity to recognize last year's volunteer work, and we'll hand out Volunteer Rewards to SoDeCo members for the hours worked in 2023. In addition, we'll discuss trail projects coming up this year, and we'll have a light dinner and refreshments.
- Redmond COTA February Chapter MeetingInitiative Brewing, Redmond, OR
Come join COTA for this months Redmond Chapter Meeting for our Trail Maintenance 101 presentation by Alex Brieger (COTA Trails Program Manager) and Emmy Andrews (COTA Executive Director). This is an introduction to who COTA is, the work we do, and how we do that work. If you have never done trail work, only been out a couple times, or even a trained Crew Leader this presentation is for you. This will be a brief overview of topics and at the end we will cover next steps to getting involved as well as non-trail work opportunities.
Please come meet some like minded people and enjoy some beverages.
Join us on Tuesday, February 27th, from 6-8pm at Initiative Brewing in Redmond (424 NW 5th Street, Redmond). We will be upstairs in the conference room. Ask at the front counter for directions to the room.
All are welcome! If you’re looking to get involved in COTA, chapter meetings are a great way to meet people and learn about what is going on. Bring your friend's and family to get involved. Hope to see you there!