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AZBDR Re-Route in Section 1

Jan 12th, 2015
The temporary closure in Sec 1 of the AZBDR near the Empire Ranch has been re-routed. You may now download the NEW gps tracks which will have the new route included. This new section is right after you travel through the sand section that is mentioned on the Butler Map in Sec 1.

What medical supplies should I carry on a BDR trip?

Jan 11th, 2015
We are often asked what medical supplies should one carry on a BDR trip. This advice comes from Rob Watt, BDR Board and Expeditions Member, and Wilderness EMT.

BDR Launches Membership Program!

Nov 18th, 2014
Backcountry Discovery Routes is announcing its Membership Program! The goal of the BDR Membership Program is to help fund the creation of future routes and to give the community a way to help preserve off-pavement riding opportunities. Do your part to preserve off-pavement adventure riding opportunities by becoming a BDR member today.

Colorado Motorcycle Adventures Offers $200 Off on 2015 Tours

Nov 11th, 2014
If the cold weather has you depressed that riding season is over, cheer up and get ready for next year with a special deal on Colorao Motorcycle Adventures' Backcountry Discovery Route tours! Register now for a 2015 Backcountry Discovery Route tour and CMA will knock $200 off your price. This offer ends on December 31, 2014 and it is not available in conjunction with other discount offers.

Black Dog Cycle Works Partners with BDR

Sep 30th, 2014
Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW) has partnered with the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization to promote a "bucket list" of destinations for the adventure riding community. An Idaho resident, BDCW owner Kurt Forg├ęt has shared some of his best secret motorcycle roads, and has generously volunteered his time to help scout parts of the IDBDR. He also joined the BDR team for parts of the IDBDR expedition held in August and will appear as a guest character in the IDBDR movie that comes out in January 2015.

AZBDR Temporary Road Change Near Empire Ranch

Sep 23rd, 2014
Temporary Route change in Section One of the AZBDR. All riders who are traveling the AZBDR in section one please make the following adjustment. When you get to the Empire Ranch Headquarters which is approximately 12.5 miles north from Sonoita gas stop please use the AZ1 Easy Alt to Avoid Sand track.

ADVMoto Sponsors BDR, Offers 20% Off Annual Subscription to BDR Fans

Sep 3rd, 2014
Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto) magazine covers the fast growing world of adventure sport and touring riding. As the BDR sponsor, ADVMoto is offering BDR fans 20% off one year of print or digital subscription. Visit the ADVMoto Subscription Page to sign up using the promo code "ADVBDR."

ExOfficio Sponsors BDR, Outfits the IDBDR Expedition Team

Aug 6th, 2014
Whether you are headed to the boardroom or the backcountry, ExOfficio has great looking functional casual apparel. Recognizing that there are many roads to adventure, ExOfficio recently became the official apparel sponsor of the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route. ExOfficio is outfitting the IDBDR expedition team for the upcoming IDBDR documentry, and team members will report back on their favourite ExOfficio items for motorcycle travel.

BDR Is Profiled in the MotoSport Blog

Jul 18th, 2014
The BDR organization was recently profiled in the MotoSport blog. Read the interview to learn more about the BDR history, future plans and ongoing challenges.

Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage Joins BDR

Jul 2nd, 2014
We are excited to announce that the legendary American motorcycle brand Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage is lending their support to the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization by sponsoring the IDBDR project.

BDR at the 2014 Touratech Adventure Rally

Jun 17th, 2014
One of our favorite motorcycle events of the summer is almost here. The 2014 Touratech Rally will take place Thursday, June 26th through Sunday, June 29th in Plain, WA. This year's rally will be held in conjunction with the Washington Overland Rally and will include camping, classes, GPS tracks, guided rides and entertaining guest speakers. BDR will be participating along with over 75 other vendors. If you're planning to attend the rally, stop by the BDR booth to see what we've been up to and get a BDR sticker for your bike.

RawHyde Adventures Sponsors the BDR Organization and Adds Three COBDR Tour Dates

May 19th, 2014
RawHyde Adventures is regarded as the top enduro-training program in the country. We are excited to announce that RawHyde has offered support to the Backcountry Discovery Routes non-profit organization, and has added the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route Expedition to their menu of inspiring rides. The COBDR tour participants referred by BDR will receive a free COBDR Map & DVD.

Up Next is the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route

May 13th, 2014
The crew at Backcountry Discovery Routes is at it again. We are currenty working on our fifth BDR, a south-to-north route across the state of Idaho that will be the longest BDR to date. The final route will be well over 1,000 miles of mostly non-paved track, beginning in the old western town of Jarbidge Nevada, meandering through the west side of the Idaho Rocky Mountains on the way to the Canadian Border at the Idaho Panhandle. The release of the IDBDR movie, Butler Map and free GPS tracks is scheduled for January 2015.

AZBDR Road Closure in Section 8

May 13th, 2014
There is a road closure due to a road construction and culvert replacement in Section 8 (mis-labeled section 9 on the back of AZBDR Map) just east of FS 139A and when you turn onto FS 95. To get around this construction, don't turn onto FS 139A and just continue on FS 139. FS 139 will go north and reconnect with the route on FS95. At this time the Forest Service has no idea when this construction will be complete.

UTBDR Scouting Tour by Colorado Motorcycle Adventures & Wolfman Luggage

Apr 29th, 2014
If you've you been looking for a Backcountry Discovery Route tour that allows you to experience a beautiful ride at an affordable price, then this tour is for you. Join Colorado Motorcycle Adventures and Wolfman Luggage on a scouting tour of the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, as they preview this ride for a full 5-star tour offering in the summer of 2015.

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