Mountain bikers

CAMTB 2024 Legislative Agenda

The California Mountain Biking Coalition (CAMTB) advocates for the diverse needs of mountain bikers and trail organizations across the state. We believe investment in trails, parks, open space, and recreation is imperative. And we support investments and initiatives that preserve and protect the places we love to ride, and the trails that take us to, through, and from them.

The CAMTB community is actively engaging legislators and land managers, as well as our non-profit and industry partners, to advocate for legislation and/or policy changes that:

  • Increase funding for trails
  • Promote equitable access to trails, public lands, and open spaces for all
  • Preserve, protect, and expand public lands and open spaces
  • Expand the capacities of the trail stewardship community and remove inherent barriers to their success as agency partners
  1. Expanded & Enhanced Bike-Friendly Trails
  2. Environmental Stewardship
  3. Equitable Access to Public Lands
  4. Empowered Communities

2024 California State Legislative Agenda

Updated as of 4/29/24.

CAMTB is currently tracking the following list of bills in Sacramento this year.

ACR-152California Mountain Biking Month

Summary: Designates June 2024 as California Mountain Biking Month.
Pillars: Expanded & Enhanced Bike-Friendly Trails | Environmental Stewardship | Equitable Access to Public Lands | Empowered Communities


AB-3147California Trails Conservancy Program

Summary: Establishes a trails-focused program within the California Natural Resource Agency to promote:

  • Enhanced and expanded environmentally sound greenways and trail networks.
  • Equitable access and expand diverse trail-based recreational and mobility opportunities for all Californians.
  • Policies, practices, and funding opportunities to optimize the continued growth and integrity of existing and prospective systems of nature-based and other human-powered mobility networks.

Pillars: Expanded & Enhanced Bike-Friendly Trails | Environmental Stewardship | Equitable Access to Public Lands | Empowered Communities


AB-2869Department of Transportation: Trail Access: Infrastructure Projects

Summary: Requires CalTrans to mitigate access issues arising from its infrastructure projects.
Pillars: Equitable Access to Public Lands 


AB-2091California Environmental Quality Act: Exemption: Public Access: Nonmotorized Recreation

Summary: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption for a change in use approved for nonmotorized recreation in areas acquired or managed by a public agency for open space or park purposes.
Pillars: Environmental Stewardship | Equitable Access to Public Lands

Status: IN PROCESS


SB-1332The Conservation Stewardship Endowment Fund

Summary: Additional funding mechanism for DNR and State Parks.
Pillars: Expanded & Enhanced Bike-Friendly Trails | Environmental Stewardship | Equitable Access to Public Lands

Status: IN PROCESS

AB-1567Safe Drinking Water, Wildfire Prevention, Drought Preparation, Flood Protection, Extreme Heat Mitigation, Clean Energy, and Workforce Development Bond Act of 2024

Summary: Includes significant funding for trails as well as funding for a new Trails Conservancy Program.
Pillars: Expanded & Enhanced Bike-Friendly Trails | Environmental Stewardship | Equitable Access to Public Lands | Empowered Communities


SB-867Drought, Flood, and Water Resilience, Wildfire and Forest Resilience, Coastal Resilience, Extreme Heat Mitigation, Biodiversity and Nature-Based Climate Solutions, Climate Smart Agriculture, Park Creation and Outdoor Access, and Clean Energy Bond Act of 2024

Summary:
Pillars: Expanded & Enhanced Bike-Friendly Trails | Environmental Stewardship | Equitable Access to Public Lands | Empowered Communities

AB-2038 State Parks: Outdoor Equity Programs.

Summary: Establishes Outdoor Equity Programs as an allowable public use that do not require special permitting in CA State Park units
Pillars: Equitable Access to Public Lands | Empowered Communities
Pillars: Equitable Access to Public Lands

Status: IN PROCESS


AB-2939Parks: Counties and Cities: Interpretive Services

Summary: Establishes Outdoor Equity Programs as an allowable public use that do not require special permitting in City and County Park units
Pillars: Equitable Access to Public Lands | Empowered Communities

Status: IN PROCESS


SB-1271Electric bicycles, powered mobility devices, and storage batteries.

Summary: Ensures batteries sold for e-bikes are tested and safe.

Status: IN PROCESS


AB-1774Vehicles: electric bicycles.

Summary: Discourages tampering with e-bike capabilities to avoid Class 1 restrictions.

If you’d like to bring any bills to our attention or get our take on legislative or policy ideas, please get in touch with our LGA committee.


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Contributions to CAMTB are not tax-deductible, as funds support our advocacy, lobbying, and political work. CAMTB is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(4) organization, EIN #84-3396574.