IDBDR Status Update

Jun 18th, 2018
The IDBDR is not completely open as of yet. The National Forest Service has informed us there are still snow and blow down from the winter that needs to be cleared before the entire route will be open. Elk Summit from Big Creek to Warren will be closed for another two weeks. Lolo Motorway and Magruder Corridor will should be opened by July 15th. These dates are subject to change based on weather and work to be done on roads. Check with the National Forest service websites to get current updates.

BDR is Looking for Administrative Support

Jun 7th, 2018
BDR is looking for administrative help in our Seattle office. If interested, please apply by sending you resume and a short cover letter to by June 20th.

COBDR: Hagerman Pass is Open

Jun 4th, 2018
BDR friend Gilles Champagne reports that the Hagerman Pass on the COBDR is open.

Santa Fe National Forest CLOSED - Parts of Sec 7 NMBDR CLOSED

Jun 1st, 2018
Santa Fe National Forest To Implement Forest-wide Closure Order June 1 due to fire concern. This will close part Sec 7 of the NMBDR. From Cuba to just north of Tres Ritos is now closed. You may head north on Hwy 550 then east on 96 towards Abiquiu. You will pick up the route here in Abiquiu. The expert only alternative section from Abiquiu to Tres Ritos is still closed.

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

May 26th, 2018
Escape the city and discover the Mid-Atlantic BDR, a scenic dual-sport adventure on dirt, gravel and paved roads through remote parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Starting in Damascus, VA, and ending in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, PA, this 1,080-mile route primarily uses forest roads and rural country lanes through the Appalachian mountains, majestic forests, bucolic farming landscapes, Amish country, and locations that played pivotal roles in early American history.

NMBDR: Gas Again in Antonito, CO

May 24th, 2018
We have been informed by riders there is now gas back in Antonito, CO. Antonito is at the north end of the NMBDR and was a vital gas stop.


May 23rd, 2018
May 25th, 5:30pm MST We just got word from riders on the MABDR, the toll bridge is open for business again. There is no need to re-route.

Idaho Announces Campgrounds Open Schedule

May 23rd, 2018
Boise National Forest Districts announce the opening schedules for US Forest Campgrounds

UTBDR: La Sal Loop Road Open for Season

May 15th, 2018
The LaSal Loop Rd north of Moab was temporarily closed due to road construction at the north end just before Castle Valley Road. The construction is almost done but the road is now open to the public.

AZBDR Re-Route Section 5 - Forest Road 203

May 11th, 2018
Due to severe flooding Forest Road 203 is impassable or has become extremely difficult and a re-route of the AZBDR is necessary.

COBDR: Cottonwood Pass to Close Summer 2018

May 11th, 2018
A portion of Section 3 of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route will be closed for the entire 2018 summer riding season. Cottonwood Pass which travels over the Continental Divide from Taylor Park on the west to Buena Vista on the east, will be closed this summer (2018). The pass is dirt on the west side and paved on the east. Detour available.

MABDR RE-ROUTE IN SEC 6 - To avoid private land

May 7th, 2018
There is a short section of private land that the BDR route crosses, just north of East Waterford. We were unaware of the private ownership and need everyone to please download the new track to avoid this parcel.

Arizona Fire Restrictions Update

Apr 28th, 2018
Drought conditions, warm temperatures, and increasing fire danger have prompted the Tonto National Forest to implement fire restrictions on the Tonto National Forest beginning at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Fire-causing activities will be prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.

NVBDR: Section 6 Change

Apr 17th, 2018
Section 6 of the NVBDR has been changed to bypass a section of BLM road that passes through a ranch. The GPS file has been updated.

The Backcountry Discovery Routes Releases the Mid-Atlantic BDR

Feb 10th, 2018
BDR announces its eighth route, the Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route (MABDR), produced in partnership with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Cross Country Cycle. The MABDR release includes free GPS tracks of the route and helpful ride-planning resources available at

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