Leg Update: AB 1789 Approved by Newsom

After clearing both houses, AB 1789 (Bennett) approved, giving mountain bikers and other California recreationists a path to more and better trails.

AB 1789 (Bennett), which requires an update to the California Recreational Trails Plan no later than January 1, 2024, was approved on Sep 25, by Governor Newsom. The bill also requires that a progress report with recommended revisions is submitted to the Legislature every three years and that the Dir. of CA State Parks recommend priorities for funding that improve and expand non-motorized, natural surface trails in the state. There has been an 11-year lapse since this plan was last updated, and since that time, our trails have seen unprecedented levels of use.

Thank you to all who helped get the word out, write letters, and garner widespread support for this important piece of trail and outdoor recreation-related legislation, including: