In exciting news for off-road bicycle travel, the Biking On Long Distance Trails Act has been approved by the House!
The bipartisan legislation now awaits discussion on the Senate floor
The BOLT Act directs that federal land managers develop 10 long-distance bike trails, and defines long-distance trails as more than 80 miles.
The BOLT Act is supported by several outdoor recreation groups, including Adventure Cycling Association, Bikepacking Roots and the International Mountain Biking Association.
"Bike travel is a sustainable way for people to explore and appreciate our public lands, and that's why the BOLT Act is so important," says Katie Harris, Director of Community Impact at Adventure Cycling. "Adventure Cycling supports the bill because it will immediately improve conditions for current bike travelers, and create new possibility and inspiration for our growing community."
Thank you to everyone who signed our petition in support of the BOLT Act. There's still time to sign to help show the Senate your support of public biking trails.
Get in. We're going for a long distance bike ride because the House just passed @RepJoeNeguse and my BOLT Act. pic.twitter.com/VSCMrqlevu— Rep. Susie Lee (@RepSusieLee) July 19, 2022