Become a BDR Ambassador

Weather you're interested in scouting the routes, working with local businesses and riders to promote the BDR mission, teaching BDR clinics, or you have a few hours to help at BDR events, we welcome your help. Become a BDR Ambassador to help us serve and inspire the BDR community, and take part in growing the BDR organization and planning its future.

Volunteer Opportunities for BDR Ambassadors

1. Local Route Representatives
Goals/Opportunities:

  • Become a specialist in at least one BDR route.
  • Help with route scouting and reroutes.
  • Answer route questions.
  • Help create and curate a list of route lodging and food options.
  • Work with local businesses to promote BDR and award the “BDR Business Supporter” sticker to businesses that serve BDR riders.
  • Recommend local businesses for Resources Listings (training, touring, rental companies, dealers, etc).

2. Movie Premieres & Dealer Relations
Goals/Opportunities:

  • Help organize movie premieres.
  • Talk to at least 3 local dealers about movie events.
  • Organize at least 1 movie theatre event.
  • Recruit volunteers to help staff the event.
  • Work with local dealers and encourage them to stock BDR merchandise (dvds, maps, stickers, etc).

3. Community Outreach & Education
Goals/Opportunities:

  • Organize or attend at least 2 events a year (trade shows, classes, presentations, etc).
  • Volunteer at BDR events.
  • Teach BDR classes and clinics.
  • Organize and lead BDR presentations.
  • Lead Women’s specific outreach.

4. Administrative/Office/Marketing Support
Goals/Opportunities:

  • Help with Membership fulfillment.
  • Assist with contact management.
  • Contribute content for web, newsletter, social media.
  • Contribute design services.

Benefits to Ambassadors

  • Have the satisfaction of being a part of the BDR organization and participating in planning its future.
  • Receive a special Ambassador t-shirt, sticker, patch.
  • Ambassador’s Name/Headshot /Bio listed on the the website.
  • Eligible to go to the BDR Ambassadors Annual Conference.
  • Networking - gain new friends and contacts in the industry, and share your passion for BDR and the adv lifestyle.

Who Can Become an Ambassador

Individuals shall meet the following criteria to be considered for the BDR Ambassadorship:

  • Be a Seasoned ADV'er.
  • Be a current BDR Member (at any level).
  • Have ridden at least one of the BDRs.
  • Have passion for the BDR mission.
  • Can commit to at least 20 hours a year as a volunteer for BDR.
  • Be a Team Player and Collaborative Spirit.
  • Bring about diversity to the Ambassadors group.

How to Become an Ambassador

  • Interested individuals can join the BDR Ambassadors Program throughout the year by filling out the Ambassador Application Form and emailing it to BDR. 
  • Individuals will be notified of their inclusion in the Program within 2 weeks of submitting the application.
  • Ambassadors can opt in/out of the Program on an annual basis.

 

BDR Ambassadors

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    Kevin Woody

    Location: Woodinville, WA

    BDRs Completed: WABDR, UTBDR, AZBDR, NMBDR, IDBDR

    Bikes: BMW R1200GSA, BMW F800 GS, KTM EXC500, 1974 Suzuki Trials, BMW GTL1600 and Ducati GT1000

    About:  Kevin is the Co-Chair of the BDR Ambassadors Committee and is spear-heading the scouting of the East Coast BDR routes.  A successful business man and a tireless volunteer for many other causes, Kevin is now directing his energy and passion towards improving and growing BDR.  Kevin is known internally as the "BDR MVP (Most Valuable Person).

    Tracy Jeffries

    Location: Cle Elum, WA

    BDRs Completed: WABDR

    Bikes: KTM 1190, XChallenge and KTM 350

    About: Tracy is the Co-Chair of the BDR Ambassadors Committee.  She is a true champion of the local ADV scene.  Tracy has volunteered for BDR since the founding of the organization in 2010. An ADV instructor and an industry insider, Tracy has inspired men and women to be better dirt riders, and has helped foster many relationships in the local ADV community.  Tracy is an advocate for women joining the ADV community.   

    Dave Swezey

    Location:  Everett, WA

    BDR's completed:  WABDR

    Bikes:  BMW F800GS, BMW R1150GS ADV, Honda CRF450X, Kawasaki Ninja 250, Suzuki SV650

    About:  Dave is a previous GM of a local motorcycle dealership, an entrepreneur, and a passionate adventure rider.  Over the years Dave has shared his experience, knowledge, and passion to introduce others to dual sport adventures.   He enjoys sharing a meal around the campfire and swapping stories and laughs about who had the best or worst creek crossing or mud fest! He looks forward to growing the BDR organization and inspiring others to do the same.

    Jonathan Scheeler

    Location: Broomfield, CO

    BDR's:  COBDR

    Bikes:  BMW GLT, KTM 250, R6

    About:  After having a true BDR experience on the COBDR, Jonathan has regained a new hope for humanity and since then has never ran across a ADV rider he could not get along with.  He is interested in anything that evokes the spirit of riding and donating to anything that protects our ability to ride on public lands. 

    Jack O'Connor

    Location:  Pt Pleasant, NJ

    BDR's completed: COBDR

    Bikes:  Husky TR 650

    About:  Jack runs the Pine Barrens Adventure Camp Riding School, an adventure motorcycle touring and training company on the east coast.  He is the preferred supplier of adventure routes and training classes for the Touratech Rally East.  Jack also plays an important part in planning the East Coast BDR's.  

    Mark Neville

    Location:  San Anotnio, TX

    BDR's completed:  COBDR

    Bikes:  G650GS, F650GS, K1200RS, YZ25F, SR500, Fat Boy

    About:  Mark is an architect by trade and avid adventure motorcyclist. He wishes to contribute his time and experience to grow the BDR organization for the benefit of others.

    Curtis Cummings

    Location:  Las Vegas, NV

    BDR's completed:  AZBDR, COBDR

    Bikes:  GS, KLR, RT

    About:   Curtis has been a rider and an off-road advocate for over 45 years.  He is passionate about route preservation and promoting safe, respectful and responsible riding practices. Curtis has been instrumental in creating the NVBDR, and working with the local government to procure funding for the creation of the route.  Curtis is the owner of Great Southwest Moto Adventures offering tours and rentals in Nevada.  In his role as BDR ambassador, he is looking to promote responsible motorcycling and off-road recreation, and preserve land access for future generations.

    Rob Kirby

    Location:  Riverside, CA

    BDR's completed:  COBDR

    Bikes:  BMW 1200GSA, BMW F800GS, Husqvarna FE 501

    About:  Rob is a passionate adventure rider and wishes to help people be aware of  the backcountry riding opportunities available to the community, and what we stand to lose if we don't respectfully use our public lands.  He is eager to share the natural beauty of his state and is involved in the creation of the California BDR. 

    Bill Hearne

    Location:  Rapid City, SD

    BDR's completed: COBDR

    Bikes:  Beta 520, KTM 690E, 990 adv, Honda 450X

    About:  Bill is a member of Black Hills National Forestry Board and president of SD Trails Development Nonprofit.  In his role as BDR ambassador he wishes to be active in the ADV community and enhance new BDR trail development.

    Chuck McNeal

    Location:  Ft. Collins, CO

    BDR's:  COBDR, UTBDR, AZBDR, NMBDR

    Bikes:  KTM 990 ADV, 450 XCW

    About:  Chuck has helped scout the CO, AZ and NM BDR routes and has been a dedicated volunteer and benefactor. 

    Shalmarie Wilson

    Location:  WA

    BDR's completed:  AZBDR, COBDR, WABDR, IDBDR, NMBDR

    Bikes:  BMW F650 GS, Honda 250X

    About:  Shalmarie holds the record for most BDR's ridden in a single year.  She was a member of the NMBDR expedition team and has volunteered at numerous BDR events and functions.  Her passion for adventure riding and helping other women get involved in the sport has lead her to start the SheADV organization, a resource that promotes and supports women. 

    Stephanie Terrien

    Location:  WA

    BDR's completed:  AZBDR, COBDR, WABDR, IDBDR

    Bikes:  BMW F650 GS, Honda 250

    About:  Stephanie also holds the record for riding the most BDR's in one season.  She wants to share her love of the BDRs with others, help the organization grow and serve the ADV community better.  She is passionate about encouraging women to "ride their own ride".  She is also a contributor to the SheADV organization.  

    Hank Shaw

    Location:  Topanga, CA

    BDR's:  IDBDR, AZBDR, UTBDR

    Bikes:  BMW R1200GS, Honda XR650L, KTM 450 EXC

    About:  Hank has been a CEO, COO and CMO in marketing and media his entire career.  He is a passionate rider devoted to discovery and strongly believes in the mission of the BDR.  In his role as BDR ambassador, he wants to make other riders aware of this terrific resource and make the BDR's more accessible to the off-road riding community. 

    Robert Reger

    Location:  Boulder, CO

    BDR's completed: COBDR, UTBDR

    Bikes:  BMW F800GS, Yamaha Super Tenere, Yamaha WR250R

    About:  Roger strongly believes in the BDR organization and its mission.   He has a long history working with nonprofits in marketing and fundraising.  He hopes to use his experience to drive membership and fundraising activities to grow the BDR.

    Greg Hilchey

    Location:  Olympia, WA

    BDR's completed: WABDR

    Bikes:   KTM690, Yama WR250R, Honda CRF250X

    About:  Greg is an avid adventure rider and off-road motorcycle instructor.   He has been involved in the sport and is an industry promoter.  Greg is an accomplished trail side chef and has contributed recipes to the BDR cookbook. 

     

    Dennis Godwin

    Location:  Buena Park, CA

    BDR's completed:  WABDR

    Bikes:  BMW 1200GSA, XR600R, Gas Gas 300

    Dennis is has been living and riding off road in CA for 56 years.  It is not uncommon for Dennis to log around 30,000 miles per year including riding off road, participating in rallies, competitions, and events.  Dennis competed in the GS trophy challenge.  He enjoys surrounding himself with like minded ADV people and hopes to inspire more people to live and ride the ADV life that he enjoys so much.  Dennis is involved in scouting the CA BDR routes. 

     

    Lance Gines

    Location:  Boise, ID

    BDR's completed:  IDBDR

    Bikes:  BMW R1200GSA, 1200GS, 800GS, KTM 1190R, Kawasaki KLR650

    About:  Lance started riding as a kid with his dad and knows the Idaho backcountry as well as anyone.   He is a big advocate of adventure riding and owns a touring and rental business, Into the Horizon Adventure Tours, based in Boise, ID.  He is an active member of the GS Giants, an organization that promotes Adventure riding around the world.  Lance supports the ID route and assists with local BDR premieres and events. 

     

    Jerry Bronstrup

    Location: Newhall, CA

    BDR's completed:    AZBDR, UTBDR

    Bikes:  KTM, BMW, Honda

    Jerry is a prolific and passionate rider, graphic artist, photographer, writer and a good trail cook. He knows how to change a tire changer and is known for his  McGiverish" trail mechanic skills.  He is passionate about promoting the ADV sport and responsive trail use.  In his role as a BDR ambassador he is eager to develop and protect our trails for the benefit of the community.

    Brian Tome

    Location:  Cincinnati, OH

    BDR's completed:  COBDR, UTBDR, AZBDR

    Bikes:  BMW 200GSA, KZ650, Harley Ironhead

    Brian claims to have converted more people from street bikes to dual sport riding than anyone except Charlie Boorman and Ian McGregor. He joined the BDR ambassador program to encourage others to get into the ADV community.  He will tell you that adventure riding is good for the soul and he’s passionate about enabling others to experience it. Brian believes in the BDR mission of making BDR routes accessible to every rider.

     

    Nathan Renstrom

    Location:  Jacksonville, FL

    BDR's:  WABDR

    Bikes:  Vstrom 650, XR400R, Suzuki TC100

    Nathan has been passionate about ADV motorcycling and off road riding for 17 years.   He is involved in the local support, scouting and route planning for the east coast BDR.

    Roger Pattison

    Location:  Taos Ski Valley, NM

    BDRs Completed: NMBDR

    Bikes: BMW R1200GSA, KTM 500EXC, Bultaco Sherpa-T, Honda CT110, Mecatechno Electric

    Roger is an avid ADV rider and has an enormous passion for his state of New Mexico.  He has been instrumental in the creation of the NMBDR, from scouting to securing support from local businesses along the route.  He was a member of the NMBDR expedition team, and continues to promote BDR and its mission and works with volunteers to ensure the route remains viable. 

     

    Dennis McGinness

    Location: Nokesville, VA

    BDR's:  COBDR 

    Bikes:  BMW R1200GS, WR250

    Dennis is inspired by what has already been accomplished by the BDR team and wants to assist with building the future BDR routes.  He firmly believes in the rights of the riding community to enjoy the state and national parks and wants to help BDR preserve access to public land.

    Timothy James

    Location:  Bergen County, NJ

    BDR's completed:  UTBDR, parts of AZBDR, COBDR, WABDR

    Bikes:  BMW R1200GSA, BMW F800GS, Husky TE450, Yamaha WR250R

    About:  Tim has owned a creative and advertising agency in the NY area for over 25 years.  Since becoming an Ambassador, Tim has generously donated his services to BDR, designing some of the most memorable collateral for BDR events, programs and online promotions.  An avid motorcyclist and adventure rider, for 10 years Tim has served on the Board of a non-profit organization in NJ called Extreme Habitat, helping open a public, legal, safe motorized off-road riding area in NJ.  In addition to donating his creative services, Tim is also a key member of the East Coast BDR scouting team.

    Whitney Koeberle

    Location:  Kirkland, WA

    BDRs Completed:  WABDR, IDBDR

    Bikes:  BMW R1200GS, KTM 690 Enduro, KTM 500EXC, 250XC

    About:  Whitney is the owner of Dirt Bike Safety Training.  As an off-road motorcycle instructor he enjoys being a part of the off-pavement riding community and sharing the sport with others.  He prefers to take the path less traveled and encourages others to do the same.  Having traveled extensively throughout the western US and conducted tours in Baja, he believes in the saying "Bad roads bring good people, and good roads bring bad people."  Whitney volunteers at BDR events and helps with scouting routes. 

     

    Jill Oliver

    Location:  Snohomish, WA

    BDR's: WABDR, IDBDR, UTBDR, NMBDR

    Bikes:  KTM 1190, KTM 350 EXC

    About:  Jill loves the spirit of the BDR organization, and credits it with giving her the tools and network to make adventure motorcycling a reality.  In her role as the BDR Ambassador, Jill wants to share her experiences and encourage others, especially women and new riders, to ride the BDRs and join this amazing community of adventurers.  A GIS Analyst and an Environemntal Scientist by trade, Jill is developing a web application that presents real-time travel and planning data, and road and weather conditions on the BDR's.  We hope to soon launch this application on the BDR website

    David Emery

    Location:  Olalla, WA

    BDR's:  WABDR, UTBDR

    Bikes:  KTM 690R, BMW R1150GS

    About:  As a motorcycle enthusiast and BDR fan, David is eager to help BDR carry out its mission of preserving riding opporutnities for the advetnure motorcyling community.  

    Mark Plank

    Location:  Temple, TX

    BDR's completed:  IDBDR

    Bikes:  Suzuki DR 650SE, Kawasaki KLX250, KTM 300 XCW

    About:  Mark is retired military and has a background in law enforcement.  He says he prefers the lighter and more nimble adventure bikes these days.  He is a conservationist, which includes at least to him, the rational use and enjoyment of motor sports in the backcountry.  He is passionate about promoting backcountry use and feels that the BDR organization portrays thoughtful, respectful and more contemplative and introspective into the off road riding community. 


    Ben Archer

    Location:  North Brunswick, NJ

    BDR's completed: 

    Bikes: BMW R1200GS, BMW G650 XCountry

    About:  Ben is from the UK and moved to the states about 5 years ago.  He has been a motorcycle instructor and now works for a BMW dealership.  Ben’s sole transportation is a motorcycle and he usually rides between 10 to 15 thousand miles a year.  He has ridden off road much of the European countries, parts of Thailand and the USA.  Besides dual sport riding he enjoys time on the track and motocross.  He is also a huge advocate for bikers rights.  Ben especially enjoys camping and exploring the backcountry. 

    Trevor Morton

    Location:  Sacramento, CA

    BDR's completed:  UTBDR, COBDR

    Bikes: KTM 1190 ADV R

    About:  Trevor is a prolific traveler, amateur photographer and passionate adventurer.  As a registered nurse, Trevor balances his work-life in the emergency room with the serenity of"helmet time" on the trail.  As a BDR Ambassador, he hopes to reach out to new riders, grow the community and preserve the trails for generations of use. 

    Jason Lamb

    Location:  Irvine, CA

    BDR's completed:  AZBDR

    Bikes:  BMW F800 GSA

    About:  Jason is an attorney by trade, and adv rider by passion.  In his role as BDR ambassador, he wants to contribute to the BDR experience and get the word out about adventure riding.

    Kyle McCoy

    Location:  Seattle WA

    BDR's completed:  WABDR

    Bikes:  KTM 1190 Adventure R, BMW G650 XChallenge

    About:  Kyle is on the board of directors of Trust for Public Land and Seattle Parks Foundation.  He believes adventure riding is a great way to decompress, meet amazing people and challenge himself in new ways.  As BDR ambassador, he is eager to preserve public space, off road recreation and give back to the BDR organization.