Representatives from off-highway riding groups testified before a congressional subcommittee in support of a bill that would open 43 million acres for recreational riding.
The groups support H.R. 1581, the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011, which would free land deemed not suitable for wilderness designation, opening them up for off-highway riding. The land includes seven million acres designated as Wilderness Study Areas by the Bureau of Land Management and 36 million acres designated as Inventoried Roadless Areas by the National Forest System.
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