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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.

Report from the Trail - Wickenburg Desert Ride Fundraiser

Mar 27th, 2014
In late March, the BDR organization held its first fundraising event, the Wickenburg Desert Ride. Operating out of a private oasis in the desert known as the Boyd Ranch, participants were treated to luxury camping, three meals a day from the chuck wagon and guided rides in some of Arizona’s best backcountry terrain. Read the full report, and get your name on the list for next year's event.

UTBDR Tour by River Pilot Tours

Feb 27th, 2014
River Pilot Tours is organizing the first guided tour of the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, June 21-28, 2014. The UTBDR is a wonderful ride filled with landscapes and riding sections that are unique in the U.S.A. The opportunity to ride through high mountains, deserts and around Moab is unparalleled. This is a fully guided and supported tour for those interested in seeing this route with all of the comfort and accuracy available.

AZBDR DVD & Map Selected as 2014 Nifty 50 Product Award Winner by Powersports Business

Feb 25th, 2014
The AZBDR Documentary DVD & Map set was selected as the 2014 Nifty 50 Award Winner by the Powersports Business editors. The winning products and services were chosen because of their potential to help dealers succeed in 2014. The AZBDR DVD and Maps are available for sale starting March 1, 2014 at Touratech-USA and Butler Motorcycle Maps.

Wickenburg Desert Ride - BDR Fundraiser - March 20-23, 2014

Feb 23rd, 2014
Like what the BDR organization is doing? Here is your chance to give something back. Join the BDR team, other industry professionals and ADV enthusiasts, and help raise funds required to continue to create new routes and preserve riding opportunities for the ADV community. If you like riding ADV bikes in the desert, enjoying professionally catered meals, drinking post-ride beverages in a wild-west saloon or sitting around a campfire under a star-filled sky, this event is for you!

COBDR Tour by Colorado Motorcycle Adventures - SOLD OUT

Feb 4th, 2014
The guys at the Colorado Motorcycle Adventures have put together a 5-star COBDR tour for July 12-18, that includes a fully equipped ADV bike rental, hotel accommodations, two daily meals, support vehicle, and incredible riding opportunities along the COBDR -- all without the hassle of planning the logistics required for such a trip. The COBDR Tour is limited to ONLY 10 riders, so register today before your opportunity is gone!

Press Release: Wickenburg Desert Ride, a BDR Fundraiser - March 20-23, 2014

Jan 23rd, 2014
Seattle, WA - (January 23, 2013) – If you like riding ADV bikes in the desert, enjoying professionally catered meals, drinking post-ride beverages in a wild-west saloon or sitting around a campfire under a star-filled sky, this event is for you!

Press Release: AZBDR Waterproof Route Map and Expedition DVD

Jan 15th, 2014
Seattle, WA - (January 10th, 2013) Winter is the perfect time to set your sights on that bucket list, and start planning your next motorcycle escape. For riding ideas look no further than the non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes, and their latest project, the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route (AZBDR). The AZBDR is the fourth installment in the Backcountry Discovery Routes series of trans-state routes created for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel.

The AZBDR Movie Premieres March 2014

Nov 11th, 2013
We have great news about the AZBDR project. The AZBDR movie, the Butler Motorycle Map and free GPS tracks will be released on March 1, 2014. We're currently working on organizing the AZBDR movie premieres at motorcycle dealerships across the US. If you are in the ADV community and want to see the AZBDR movie in your town, call your local motorycle dealer and tell them to host the AZBDR movie premiere at their dealership.

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