Press Release: BDR Receives the 2017 AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award

Mar 8th, 2017
BDR is the recipient of the 2017 AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award. The AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) recognized BDR for making outstanding contributions to the motorcycling community, and for creating good publicity for motorcyclists.

BDR Partners with Honda and TravelNevada to Release the NVBDR Project

Mar 6th, 2017
BDR announces its seventh route, the Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route (NVBDR), produced in partnership with the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and TravelNevada, Nevada Division of Tourism. The NVBDR release includes free GPS tracks and route travel information on the BDR website, a waterproof map from Butler Motorcycle Maps, and expedition documentary DVD produced by ColorBlind, and BDR Documentary Films.

NVBDR: TEMPORARY Re-Route of NVBDR Sec 1 for Mint 400

Feb 26th, 2017
A temporary re-route in Section 1 of the NVBDR has been scheduled for March 2-4th. The Mint 400 Off-Road Race will be using a section of road in which the NVBDR travels on as well. This section is just north of Nipton and ends in Primm and is part of our track NVSec1 Oatman to Pahrump. Re-route available.

Finding the Lost City

Feb 25th, 2017
Bryce Stevens, BDR Co-founder was featured in an article recently about one of his adventurous exploits in the Four Corners Region not far from the UTBDR. The BDR riders share a passion for the outdoors and exploration. This is a funny story that we think you'll all related to.

2017 BDR Membership Program is Here!

Nov 15th, 2016
BDR has launched its all new 2017 Annual Membership Program, featuring special offers and giveaways from over 30! 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. Deadline for name recognition in the NVBDR Movie and Map (Silver and Gold Members only) is December 15, 2016!

Bid at the BDR Holiday Auction - Dec. 13-21, 2016 - ENDED

Nov 8th, 2016
Just in time for the Holiday Season, give the gift of the BDR to yourself or your loved ones! The Inaugural BDR Holiday Auction Fundrasier feautures unique BDR experiences and adv-moto-inspired packages you can't get anywhere else. The auction closes on December 21 at 12 noon (EST).

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.

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