“The Biking on Long Distance Trails (BOLT) Act not only highlights fantastic landscapes on our public lands through trails such as the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Utah and the Maah Daah Hey Trail in North Dakota, but also continues to recognize the benefits of developing outdoor recreation opportunities,” – IMBA Director of Government Affairs Todd Keller

The BOLT act is an amazing opportunity for outdoor and mountain recreation! In July, the United States House of Representatives passed BOLT which will promote 10 long-distance mountain biking trails across the U.S. and identify 10 areas where similar actions can be taken. This promotion includes signage, mapping, and other promotional materials that will provide easier access to the areas. This is an incredible step for mountain recreation communities.

Now, onto the Senate!

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