In a big positive step for the mountain biking and outdoors community, an important public lands package has only one more step to go before it’s a reality. The National Resources Management Act (S.47) has passed both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, leaving a signature from President Trump as the final hurdle. He is expected to sign it into law, effectively protecting and expanding mountain bike trails.
The National Forests and county parks on which many mountain bike trails are built qualify as public lands. The new package would protect and expand these parks, and create new Wilderness Areas and recreation areas. It also includes a permanent re-authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (thanks to over 3,200 letters to Congress), which helps to support trail building and maintenance, among other things.
To learn more or send a ‘thank-you’ to your local legislators, check out the link below.