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

Mar 28th, 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.

The 2018 BDR Holiday Auction Fundraiser is here!

Dec 10th, 2018
It's time once again for the BDR Holiday Auction... Feauturing unique BDR experiences and ADV-moto-inspired packages you can't get anywhere else.

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.

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

Oct 30th, 2018
The spectacular yet challenging 820-mile ride across the south-eastern region of California starts in Yuma, AZ, and ends in Benton, CA. Primarily using rugged two-track and remote dirt roads, the route leads riders through majestic canyons, rocky riverbeds, and sandy washes of California’s famous deserts and national preserves. You’ll experience quirky desert enclaves and ghost towns, visit historic mines, see ancient petroglyphs and intaglios, dip in healing mineral hot springs and ride among the unique Joshua trees in the Mojave National preserve.

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.

Win a 2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R from RideBDR

Sep 14th, 2018
KTM North America and Backcountry Discovery Routes are giving away a ‘special edition’ KTM 1090 Adventure R during an online fundraiser. Individuals can enter for a chance to win by donating as little as $25 to Backcountry Discovery Routes. Enter to win at

World Premiere of the CABDR-South Expedition Film Documentary

Nov 16th, 2018
Join us for the World Premiere of the California-South (CABDR-South) Expedition Film Documentary. The entire BDR team will be in attendance to present the CABDR-South project, and answer questions after the film. The premiere is held in conjunction with the International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) Long Beach.

BDR Partners with the IMS Tour to Share the Adventure of Life on Two Wheels

Oct 24th, 2018
Backcountry Discovery Routes® (BDR) has partnered with the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) tour to share the Adventure of Life on Two Wheels. Get $3 off your 1-day admission to any of the shows.

KTM and Backcountry Discovery Routes Announce Partnership

Oct 12th, 2018
KTM and Backcountry Discovery Routes Announce Partnership to create and preserve off-road riding opportunities for dual-sport and adventure motorcycles...

Visit Us at the AIME Las Vegas Show: Oct 11-14, 2018

Oct 11th, 2018
BDR will be at the AIME (American International Motorcycle Expo) show in Las Vegas this weekend (Thursday Oct. 11 to Sunday Oct. 14). BDR Ambassador Curtis Cummings and our volunteers will be staged near the BMW MOA booth, part of the Moto Culture area of the show. Stop by to get the latest scoop on the upcoming routes, learn about BDR access and preservation initiatives and get inspired to ride your next (first?) BDR. Thursday is media day, the show opens the public on Friday through Sunday.

ALERT: Bear hunting on Section 2 of MABDR - use extreme caution or avoid entirely

Oct 8th, 2018
Use extreme caution when riding Section 2 north of Maggie, VA with an emphasis on Tub Run road in Craig County, VA. Many distracted bear hunters and bears, including mother bears and cubs can be encountered at this time of year.

MABDR Sec 8 Bridge Construction

Sep 25th, 2018
Bridge Outage Bridge outage on LITTLE PINE CREEK RD both directions at 1 miles NORTH of LITTLE PINE CAMP AREA RD. All lanes closed. Last Updated: Sep 17, 2018 1:34 PM

UPDATE !! NVBDR Sec 6 Is NOW OPEN • IDBDR Sec 1 back open along BDR.

Aug 29th, 2018
UPDATE: 9/28 - Section 6 of the NVBDR is now open. We were just informed by Allison B, Resource Information Manager/ GIS Coordinator Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the Section 6 of the NVBDR is still closed to traffic. Section 1 of the IDBDR closure has been lifted. The closure order has changed and the town's people of Jarbidge have been able to return home. The favorable winds and weather change have allowed the FS to get a better handle on the fire. Please be advised this could change if weather conditions change dramatically.

UTBDR LaSal Pass Considered Expert Only Due to Deterioration

Aug 23rd, 2018
The west side of LaSal Pass has become difficult to travel due to past flooding and OHV travel. It should be considered Expert Only and travel by Adventure Bike is not recommended at this time. Please use the winter route bypass tracks ALT UT2 Winter Bypass LaSal Mtns ALT. Or you may travel beyond the town of LaSal and go over Geyser Pass which connects to LaSal Loop Road and reconnect with the route going to Moab. We will have actual tracks for Geyser Pass soon and the UTBDR Route will no longer use LaSal Pass, instead Geyser Pass will be the official route until LaSal is repaired.

IDBDR Long Creek Rd temporary bypass suggested

Aug 21st, 2018
The Lowman District Ranger has asked that we ask riders to not use Long Creek due to new water bars recently installed. The waterbars are very wide and deep and were installed to help with possible flooding from recent fires. They will come up unexpectedly and have not been packed in yet for travel. It will help the Forest Service get the road in good shape for next year if we would stay off the road until next season. Also the water crossing at Clear Creek is still deep and several bikes have been stranded there this summer. Please take Clear Creek road up to where the route turns and goes north on Bear Vally Rd.

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