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WABDR Section 5 Road Damage

Jun 10th, 2016
Section 5 of the WABDR has sustained damage and has several sections of washed out road. There are trees and debris in the roadway as well. All are passable with extra effort and some advanced riding skills.

AZBDR Fires in Section 4

Jun 10th, 2016
There is another fire impacting the Northern part of the AZBDR (Section 4). The section that runs from Highway 87, 211 then on 80 up to Long Lake is now the border of the burn. The incident commander on June 9 said that although the roads are open, they will be back burning right to the edge of the road. In addition, there are significant crews and trucks on the road and the smoke will be getting very heavy.

AZBDR Road Closure Due to Fire in Section 3

Jun 8th, 2016
Due to the Juniper fire, state route 288 (Young Hwy) and forest road 203 (Cherry Creek Rd) are closed at this time. This means you will have to travel from Globe on Hwy 188 to Hwy 87 and go to Payson. Then take Hwy 260 to the top of the Mogollion Rim where you will pick the route back up on FS 300.

NMBDR Update - Road Closure Section 7

May 5th, 2016
The Alternate Expert track NM7ALT section is closed for some unknown reason at this time. This would be FS 23 and FS137 between Abiquiu and El Rito. The normal route NM7 Cuba to End is still open from Abiquiu to El Rito. However, reports are that the snow level north of El Rito is too heavy and the route is closed from El Rito north.

BDR Announces Nevada as the Next BDR State

Apr 6th, 2016
Since 2010, the adventure motorcycling non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) has created six trans-state routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. Having recently published the New Mexico route, the BDR organization is now setting its sights on Nevada, announcing NVBDR scheduled for release in 2017.

Traffic Cams on the UTBDR

Mar 29th, 2016
A BDR community member has shared these links from traffic cams in Utah that let you see snow levels along the route. Thanks to David Hague for the information.

AZBDR Sec 4 Route Update

Mar 29th, 2016
Over the past two years there has been significant rain and flooding in the Arizona area. There is a section of road in Section 4 that was slightly rutted in the past but now has become heavily rutted. When traveling using Track AZ4 Mammoth to Globe you turn off of Hwy 77 onto Dripping Springs Road. The rutting doesn't happen until you go about 10 miles up Dripping Springs and Forest Rd 112.

Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage Announces New Products for 2016

Feb 4th, 2016
The iconic adventure motorcycling brand Wolfman Luggage has announced exciting product updates and new additions to their collection in 2016.

BDR Partners with NMOHVA to Preserve Riding Opportunities in New Mexico

Jan 24th, 2016
BDR is excited to announce that we have partnered with the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance (NMOHVA) in an effort to jointly promote, protect and preserve backcountry riding opportunities in the state of New Mexico.

Death Valley Desert Ride - 3rd Annual BDR Fundraiser - April 14-17, 2016 - SOLD OUT

Dec 26th, 2015
SOLD OUT! Join the BDR team and other industry professionals and ADV enthusiasts for the Death Valley Desert Ride, the Third Annual BDR Fundraiser. Kick off the riding season by exploring the best backcountry trails of the world renowned Death Valley basin. Enjoy spectacular desert scenery, colorful geology, and undisturbed wilderness, while you learn the remarkable Western history, make new friends, and gaze at the stars in one of the largest Dark Sky Parks in the world -- all in support of the BDR organization and our efforts to create new routes and preserve riding opportunities for the ADV community.

Press Release: BDR Announces Its 2016 Membership Program

Dec 10th, 2015
Now, just in time for the Holidays, BDR has launched its all new 2016 Annual Membership Program, featuring perks and giveaways from over 20 ADV brands. The BDR Membership Program helps fund the creation of future routes, and gives the community a way to contribute to preserving off-pavement riding opportunities.

Sneak Peak of the NMBDR at the Touratech Store Rally

Dec 2nd, 2015
Join us on Saturday, December 5 at 12:30 pm, for a sneak peak slide show of the newest BDR route, the NMBDR, presented by BDR Ambassadors and NMBDR expedition team members Kevin Woody and Shalmarie Willson. This presentation is part of the Touratech-USA In-Store Rally. Head on down, grab a Free Italian sandwich by Wise-Guy Food truck and see what the NMBDR looks like.

ExOfficio Renews Its Support of BDR, Outfits the NMBDR Expedition Team

Nov 17th, 2015
The travel apparel brand ExOfficio has renewed its support of the BDR organization for the second year in a row as the official apparel sponsor of the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route. If you're looking to update your adventure travel wardrobe with lightweight, quick-drying performance clothing for your time off the bike, ExOfficio clothing and underwear should be at the top of your shopping list.

Help Fend Off the Public Closure of the Eastern Section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Nov 11th, 2015
The Washington State Parks is considering returning the Eastern Section of the John Wayne Pioneer trail east of the Columbia River to the adjacent land owners. Meetings to determine the future of the trail are held in the next two weeks. Advocate to keep the trail open by contacting the State Parks and asking them to keep ownership of the trail.

UTBDR Update: LaSal Store/Gas Station Reopens

Nov 6th, 2015
ATTN: UTBDR Riders, the LaSal Store/Gas stop has now reopened.

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