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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.

Heavy Summer Rains Affect the BDRs

Sep 22nd, 2015
Due to record rains in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah this summer, many of the roads have been washed out or significantly changed from their normal conditions. Please be aware that roads which were considered easy may have changed into roads that are difficult and even impassable.

Upcoming Presentations on the IDBDR at The BMW MOA Rally in Billings, MT.

Jul 23rd, 2015
CEO of Touratech-USA and BDR Board President Paul Guillien will be giving two presentations on the IDBDR at the Annual BMW Rally in Billings, MT. Come get the latest information and details about the IDBDR route. Learn about new BDR programs and future plans. Bring your questions and stories, and hear it from the man who's been there from the start and ridden all the BDRs.

BDR and BMW MOA Renew their Partnership for the 5th Consecutive Year

Jul 20th, 2015
BMW Motorcycle Owners of America is among a handful of businesses and organizations that have been supporting BDR from the very beginning. For the last 5 years we've been helping to promote camaraderie and friendship among motorcyclists, and specicifically BMW owners. Visit BDR Booth #B213 at the BMW MOA Rally in Billings, MT on July 23-25, and attend one of our IDBDR presentations.

How to Check for Wildfires on the BDR's

Jul 20th, 2015
We are frequently asked to provide riders with information about existing wildfires on the BDR's. The best way to find out about current wildfires is to check the links below and then call the local forest service offices for the counties that you will be passing through for further information.

WABDR Road Closure in Section 5 - Road #4150

Jun 15th, 2015
Last year's forest fires in the Okanogan National Forest area have lead to erosion and some road damage affecting road #4150 just past Benson Creek road (heading north out of Carlton to Conconully). The road will remain closed until damage is assessed and repairs are made. The ride-around is easy - just take Highway 153 and Highway 20 around it. Refer to your WABDR Butler Map for this simple bypass.

Urgent Re-Routing of AZBDR - Section 1

Apr 28th, 2015
Urgent Re-Routing of AZBDR Section 1 - Easier Route around sand. Presently our gpx track AZ1 Easy Alt to avoid Sand which takes you out of the Empire Ranch out onto Hwy 83 and then North to Hilton Ranch has been changed. Please DO NOT travel onto Hilton Ranch road off Hwy 83.

ATTN: AZBDR Riders - Navajo Nation Travel Permit Changes

Apr 11th, 2015
As of April 1, 2015 the Navajo Nation Travel Permit has changed to $12 per 24 hour period. This includes camping and travel within that 24 hour period.

Press Release: Sun Valley Film Festival Selects IDBDR Documentary for 2015 Line Up

Feb 24th, 2015
Seattle, WA - (February 25, 2015) - Sun Valley Film Festival selects Noren Film’s latest documentary on the Idaho BDR for 2015 lineup. The screening will take place on March 5th at 1:30 pm, and is a part of the Festival’s special selection of 10 films shot in Idaho.

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