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U.S. Congress talks mountain biking (and other public lands issues)

Mountain biking will be literally front and center before the U.S. Congress on June 27. The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation will hold a hearing concerning Outdoor Recreation Opportunities on State, Local and Federal Land.

The committee has invited citizen testimony to help them guage effectiveness of the laws and regulations for how public lands are managed. This is why the hearing is considered an "oversight" hearing. Specifically, the committee is interested in how recreation is enhanced or hindered by government laws and regulations.

Those invited to testify include; Ashley Korenblat, President of Western Spirit Cycling Adventures and past-President of IMBA, and Greg Martin, board member of Wood River Bicycle Coalition, an IMBA Chapter located in Sun Valley, Idaho.

IMBA and its Outdoor Alliance member colleagues also submitted written testimony for the committee's consideration.

Of course, IMBA has been active in conversations with this committee's staff over many years. I'd like to think we have developed an effective approach that can support and inform the work of this important committee.

Click here to listen and watch the hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

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