House and Senate Passed the Public Lands Package
We did it! YOU did it! The House has passed the public lands package by a margin of 363-62, following the Senate’s vote of 92-8 and will now be sent on to the POTUS for a final signature of approval.
This win is an important victory for mountain bikers and everyone who loves getting outside. While much of the bill does not directly impact Orange County’s mountain bike trails, the bill has great protections and enhanced opportunities for mountain bike trails in areas throughout the US and creates more than 1.3 million acres of new wilderness in the western US and California.. Bottom line, the bill funds programs directly and indirectly supporting mountain biking. This historic package includes permanent re-authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support recreation, including mountain bike projects across the country, and the Every Kid Outdoors Act to get all fourth graders outside. Your SHARE membership helped make it happen by reaching out to your lawmakers time and again over the past several months. Thanks for getting the public lands package across the finish line.
More about the public lands package and how to contact your representatives is here