Mountain Bikers Head to Hill to Urge Swift Action to Reauthorize LWCF
(Washington D.C., November 28, 2018) On Thursday, Nov. 29, 22 members of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) will fly into Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional leaders, to emphasize the critical importance of fully funding and permanently renewing the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The group includes IMBA Board members, leaders of IMBA Chapter Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) and high school students from the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). These mountain bikers will meet with the offices of 15 influential Congressional representatives from Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, California, North Carolina and Washington State.
LWCF is the most successful conservation program in U.S. history. It is responsible for protecting public land and creating and enhancing opportunities for mountain bikers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts to enjoy America’s national forests, state parks and other open spaces in every state in the nation. But after 53 years of outstanding service to the American public, Congress allowed the fund to expire on September 30.
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