BDR is Going Back East!

Mar 6th, 2019
Announcing the North East Backcountry Discovery Route - Coming in January 2020. If the Mid-Atlantic BDR left you wanting for more east coast adventures, then you’ll be pretty stoked come next year. The NEBDR will be a 1,000+ mile route that will take you BDR-style through 6 states – from the PA/NY border to the Canadian border in Maine.

Eight Wonders of the California Backcountry on CABDR-South

Mar 6th, 2019
Experience these Eight Wonders of the California Backcountry on CABDR-South. Over the last four years, BDR volunteers have been scouting public access roads and trails to stitch together this 820-mile off-road route across the south-eastern region of California. The route, which begins in Yuma, AZ and ends in Benton, CA, is comprised primarily of rugged two-track and remote dirt roads, that will test your off-road riding skills, like no other BDR.


Feb 21st, 2019
Broadcast on Facebook Live from The Shop in Seattle on February 21, 2019

CABDR-South Movie Premieres - U.S. Dates & Locations

Jan 1st, 2019
Join us at the CABDR-South film premiere near you. We are adding more dates on a daily basis, so check back if you don't see a screening in your area. The film features 4-time Baja 1000 Champion and Dakar Rally Racer Quinn Cody of KTM, and the BDR team, taking a first run on the new Southern California route.

How to Host a CABDR-South Movie Premiere

Oct 30th, 2018
Make your dealership a stop on the Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route (CABDR-South) movie tour happening across the U.S. beginning February of 2019. Cost and benefits of hosting the CABDR-South movie event.

Film Trailer Released for Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route Project

Oct 29th, 2018
The trailer for the upcoming Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route (CABDR-South) documentary film is here! Free GPS tracks and travel resources on, and a waterproof Butler Motorcycle Map, and feature length expedition documentary film on DVD and video-on-demand will be available to the community on January 1, 2019.

MABDR Sec 9 Bridge Construction

Apr 23rd, 2019
There is a bridge construction on Section 9 just north of Colton Point State Park. Please re-route north on Colton Road to Hwy 6, turn west and travel approximately 4 miles where you will connect back with the track.

COBDR Cottonwood Pass to Open Late June

Mar 29th, 2019
Cottonwood Pass after two years of being closed due to construction will reopen June 22nd, 2019. According to sources in Gunnison County, the contractor would move in mid-April and begin to plow snow so they could get in and finish the project. Their contract shows an ending date for the project in mid-July. When it opens it will be alternating one lane traffic just line on any highway project when there is paving. This date may change due to the massive amounts of snow still in the high country.


Mar 21st, 2019
The CABDR route update for 3/21/19: Westside Road in Death Valley is now open. Titus Canyon is still closed to travel. We have heard from riders who have gone over the backside of Cerro Gordo going North to South travel. They were able to do the route, but there was some snow, but still able to get through. Keep in mind they were going downhill from Cerro Gordo. The main route from Lone Pine to Benton is now all open and dry enough to ride. There is still some standing water on parts for the road, but is drying up fast. Please try to stay on the road where ever possible. Riding off trail or roads will tend to get roads closed. After all a little water won't hurt you. There is still snow in the high expert only routes in the Owens Valley

CABDR Closures and Updates 2/19/19

Feb 19th, 2019
Here are the CABDR closure and route updates for 2/19/19. Because of the recent heavy rain storms along the CABDR there are several closures. Titus Canyon and Mesquite Springs Campground are closed. No time frame for re-opening. The Owens Valley floor has received lots of heavy rain thus making it almost impossible to travel from Lone Pine to Bishop. The snow elevation level is also extremely low and has closed the Expert only sections in the Owens Valley and even the section just before Big Pine on the main route. In order not to do damage to the valley floor we are asking that everyone please stay off the route from Lone Pine to Benton.

ROUTE ALERT - Picacho State Rec Area, California side of Colorado River

Feb 16th, 2019
CLARIFICATION & CORRECTION: If you're just passing through Picacho State Park (not camping): From Picacho Rd.(505 BLM) at the Stop Sign, located at State Park Entrance Self-Pay Station. Please stop & pay entrance fee.

CABDR Snow Update 2/11/19

Feb 14th, 2019
2019 proves to be a snowy year. The snow has come back to California which has greatly affected Sections 6, 7, and 8. Here is a report from a recent jeep group that just finished up the CABDR.

NVBDR Sec 3 Flood Damage - Use Caution

Jan 28th, 2019
There is significant flood damage and erosion on Sec 3 of the NVBDR. The road from Gold Point to Tonopah has experienced flooding which has left numerous deep cuts that a bike can disappear in. Caution is suggested when traveling on this portion.

Save the Date: Sixth Annual BDR Fundraiser - SoCal Desert Ride

Jan 1st, 2019
Join the BDR Team, Members, Ambassadors, and ADV enthusiasts for the Sixth Annual BDR Fundraiser, the SoCal Desert Ride, and help raise funds required to create new routes and preserve riding opportunities for the ADV community.

Snow Levels low on CABDR

Dec 31st, 2018
We have had reports from riders on the CABDR that snow is present going up the backside of Cerro Gordo. We are assuming there will be snow on the easier alternate route from Teakettle Junction up Hunter Mtn. This also means there will be snow on the harder alternate route up Mazourka Wyman Silver Canyons.

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