Sen. Lee Introduces the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act [UPH Wire]

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *Thursday, July 14, 2016

*Sen. Lee Introduces the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act*

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mile Lee (R-UT) and Orin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the
Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act Wednesday, a bill that would allow
more Americans to mountain bike in wilderness areas.

“Our National Wilderness Preservation System was created so that the
American people could enjoy the solitude and recreational opportunities of
this continent’s priceless natural areas,” *Lee said*. “This bill would
enrich Americans enjoyment of the outdoors by making it easier for them to
mountain in wilderness areas.”

“Utah is blessed with an abundance of beautiful wilderness, and Americans
should be free to enjoy it,” *Hatch said.* “This bill presents a reasonable
approach to allowing the use of mountain bikes on trails and grant federal
land managers the ability to do necessary maintenance.”

Specifically, the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act would:

(1) Allow local land managers to decide whether to allow and how to manage
mountain biking in wilderness areas; and

(2) Allow federal employees or designees to use non-invasive, minimal
technology to maintain wilderness trails.

www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=press-releases&id=C07E34FA-887B-49B9-8B4A-CDCE84E5DF79

*Communications Director*
Conn Carroll
Conn_Carroll@lee.senate.gov
202-224-5444

*Press Secretary*
Emily Long
Emily_Long@lee.senate.gov
202-224-3904

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