Over 60 adventure riders gathered at the Furnace Creek Ranch in the remote Death Valley, CA at the end of April for the third annual BDR Desert Ride Fundraiser.
Photo: Matt Delcomyn
The event featured daily rides in the spectacular desert scenery, evening discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing the BDR organization, and the presentation of plans for the development of future BDR routes.
Photos: Paul Guillien
Photos: Matt Delcomyn
Over the nightly dinners and drinks in the fireside lounge, the BDR team reported on the state of the organization and discussed plans for its future. Comments, questions and the roundtable discussions with the BDR community generated a lot of great ideas that will chart the course for the BDR organization in the upcoming year.
Below are some of the highlights from the weekend’s discussions.
In a surprising turn of events during the weekend, three BDR supporters raised their hands, and offered a combined $15,000 matching grant as an incentive to the community to raise funds for future BDR routes.
THIS $15,000 MATCHING FUND WILL BE USED TO DOUBLE ANY DONATION IN THE MONTH OF JULY.
100% of the funds will go directly towards development of the upcoming Nevada, East Coast and California routes.
Your donation of $100 will become $200 to the BDR.
A $500 donation becomes $1,000 with this match.
It’s a great way to make a significant impact by taking advantage of this match offer!