Sisters COTA is dedicated to cooperation with land managers, and property owners in the areas where they are involved in trail work. Unique cooperation, and communication is critical between Sisters COTA, and Sisters Trail Alliance. With existing trails, and new trail proposals, Sisters COTA intends to enhance the community through development and advocacy of sustainable mountain bike trails.
Sisters COTA is driven by the COTA mission. Our goals for the greater Sisters area are to incorporate many existing non-maintained trail systems in the Sisters area, and bring vitality and sustainability to trails that are lacking consistent maintenance. Some of these trails include Cache Mountain, and Hoodoo to Suttle lake, as well as Green Ridge, and Trail 99.
Beyond existing trails, Sisters COTA plans to incorporate long term cross country MTB trail development systems. New ‘flow’ style trail developments will be a high priority for our areas which will compliment the expansive terrain surrounding the Sisters area. Sisters COTA adopts the overall vision of COTA, and follows the path which has been set forth by its founders.
Sisters COTA is driven by its volunteer base, and we intend for our volunteers to be energized and empowered.
Sisters COTA membership meetings are held every second Thursday on even numbered months. Meetings will be located at Blazin Saddles bike shop in Sisters at 6:00pm. Our meetings will be covering trail plans, work parties, training, and fundraising.
The work event schedule will be posted on the COTA Calendar.
The meeting place will be Sisters Elementary School, 611 East Cascade Avenue, Sisters, OR 97759. We will carpool to the work site from there.
COTA will provide food and refreshments after the event.
All COTA trail work events require the following safety measures:
All participants are required to have the following protective clothing and equipment:
- Sturdy shoes or boots
- Eye protection with clear or light colored lens
- Long pants
Due to COTA’s insurance requirements and the inherent dangers of trail work, we must implement the following policy regarding children at work events:
- For anyone 14 years of age or younger, we require one parent, guardian, or responsible adult for supervision of every four kids attending any COTA trail work events.
- All minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian available to sign our waiver.
Anyone who arrives for a work event may be turned away if he/she cannot meet the above requirements.
Contact the Sisters Chapter Representative: