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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.

Moab Desert Ride - Second Annual BDR Fundraiser - April 23-26, 2015

Jan 28th, 2015
Join the BDR team, other industry professionals and ADV enthusiasts for the second annual BDR Desert Fundraiser, and help raise funds required to continue to create new routes and preserve riding opportunities for the ADV community.

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

Jan 15th, 2015
Join us for an evening of film and adventure at the IDBDR Movie Premiere event hosted by your local dealership. Experience challenging riding on remote backcountry roads covering 1,250 miles through the state of Idaho. Discover stunning mountain ranges, old west mining towns, isolated lookout towers, natural hot springs, rich history, and friendly people. Below is the schedule of IDBDR movie premieres taking place at motorcycle dealerships across the U.S.

Press Release: Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route (IDBDR) Waterproof Route Map and Expedition DVD

Jan 13th, 2015
Seattle, WA - (January 14, 2015) Organizing your next motorcycle adventure just got easier with the release of the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route (IDBDR), the latest in the BDR series of trans-state routes created for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. The IDBDR release includes free GPS tracks and route travel information available on the BDR website, a waterproof map from Butler Motorcycle Maps, and expedition DVD produced by Noren Films.

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 Forgét 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.

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