Backcountry Discovery Routes is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to establish and preserve off-highway routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. Through education, advocacy, and promotion of responsible motorcycle travel, BDR seeks to preserve backcountry motorcycling opportunities for generations to come.
BDR works with land managers, state tourism departments and rural communities to keep backcountry roads accessible to motorcyclists. Through careful investment of funds and volunteer resources, BDR is able to create new routes and provide free GPS tracks, photos, videos and planning tips for each route. The organization also works to educate the motorcycle community about responsible travel on public lands.
Backcountry Discovery Routes' goal is to create a new Backcountry Discovery Route each year for the Adventure Community. For each BDR route, a full-length documentary DVD, a Butler motorcycle map, and free GPS tracks are produced. BDR works with motorcycle dealers across the US to organize BDR movie premieres and training seminars.
The BDR organization has a track record of making the subject states a major destination for motorcycle travel. The routes bring new tourism dollars to small towns, making a positive impact on these local economies.
Adventure Motorcycling encompasses more than just riding. It's about passion, adventure, travel, risk-taking, personal triumph, camaraderie, and becoming one with nature and the world. Since 2010, Backcountry Discovery Routes has inspired thousands of people -- seasoned adventure riders and those new to the sport -- to take advantage of the riding opportunities available in the United States.
Current projects include:
The BDR relies on a team of volunteers and ambassadors who contribute thousands of hours each year to carry out the mission of the BDR. Learn more about the BDR Ambassadors.
The future of the organization depends on donations from motorcyclists who have been inspired by the routes. Please help us keep the BDR movement rolling by becoming a BDR Member or making a donation to BDR.
Join the BDR community and let your adventure begin.
BDR could not have accomplished it's goals without support from individuals like you and our corporate sponsors including: Touratech-USA, Butler Motorcycle Maps, KLIM Technical Riding Gear, BMW Motorcycle Owners Group, NEMO Tents, Trailmaster Adventures, Noren Films, and other sponsors.
If your company is interested in partnering with Backcountry Discovery Routes, please contact us to discuss available sponsorship opportunities.
Paul Guillien, Board President
Inna Thorn, Director of Operations
Major contributors to the BDR Grants Fund, making future BDR's possible:
CURRENT BDR GOLD AND SILVER MEMBERS
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