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IDBDR: Section 2 Closed Due to Fire - Bypass Available

Sep 9th, 2016
A wildland fire near Idaho City/Lowman, Idaho is impacting a large area of off road access, and specifically section 2 of the IDBDR. Download GPX tracks to get around the Pioneer Fire.

NMBDR Movie Premieres - U.S. Tour Dates and Locations

Sep 8th, 2016
Join us for an evening of film and adventure at the NMBDR Movie Premiere at your local theatre or a dealership near you.

Challenge Grant: Help Raise $30,000 for BDR in July! - ENDED

Jul 1st, 2016
Update: (July 31, 2016) We have raised a total of $39,816 for the creation of the NVBDR, East coast and California BDR routes. Thank you! BDR has the opportunity to raise $30,000 during the month of July to speed up the development of the upcoming Nevada, East Coast and California routes. Donate NOW and your donation will be doubled!

BDR Death Valley Fundraiser - Ride and Annual Report 2016

Jun 30th, 2016
Read the BDR Death Valley Fundraiser Ride and Annual report to learn about upcoming BDR initiatives, efforts and plans for the future. Thanks to the generous contribution from 3 BDR supporters, we have an opportunity to raise $30,000 during the next 30 days to speed up the development of the upcoming Nevada, East Coast and California routes.

WABDR: Section 4 - Road 233 Tough Conditions

Jun 26th, 2016
We received a report that Road 233 ("the Jungle") in Section 4 of WABDR is in bad condition. Looks like a lot of blowdown and vegetation, as well as recent fire damage. The bypass is easy on Forest Road 8410 (the main route down the mountain to Lake Chelan).

IDBDR: Magruder Corridor is Open

Jun 25th, 2016
Update: The Magruder Corridor from Elk City, ID to Darby, MT is now reopened. The Magruder Corridor (Section 4 on the IDBDR Butler Map) is currently closed due to road repairs. Follow the links for additional information, and contact the ranger station before you had out to get the most up to date information. Download the Re-route track.

BDR Presentations at the BMW MOA Rally (Hamburg, NY) - July 15 & 16, 2016

Jun 21st, 2016
BDR President Paul Guillien will give two presentations during the BMW MOA Rally in Hamburg, NY. See the highlights from the latest New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route and learn about fascinating history that made the New Mexico Backcountry notorious. Get advice for exploring any of the 6 published BDR routes. As a special bonus, BDR Ambassador Kevin Woody will be on hand to talk about the development of three East Coast BDR Routes.

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.

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