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.    

The IDBDR is a remote south-to-north route across the state of Idaho covering over 1,250 miles of mostly non-paved track.  The route begins in the old western town of Jarbidge, Nevada and meanders through the west side of the Idaho Rocky Mountains on the way to the Canadian Border at the Idaho Panhandle. Two stunning and historic backroads are part of the IDBDR - the Magruder Corridor and the Lolo Motorway.  Several small mountain towns in Idaho are visited along the way including Yellow Pine, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Elk City,  Avery,  Wallace,  and Clark Fork.

"I have ridden adventure motorcycles in the backcountry of most of the western United States and in seven different countries and I am simply in love with riding in Idaho.  It truly provides a unique backcountry experience." 

-Bill Whitacre, IDBDR Expedition Member and Idaho resident. 

The IDBDR documentary provides an in-depth look into the creation and first expedition of the IDBDR.  Follow a group of riders on adventure motorcycles including the BMW R1200GS Adventure, F800GS and KTM 990 and 1190 Adventure, as they travel through remote sections of the Rocky Mountains, and discover stunning mountain ranges, old west mining towns, isolated lookout towers, natural hot springs, rich history, and friendly people.   

The IDBDR DVD and Map will be released March 1, 2015,  and can be pre-ordered at  Touratech-USA and Butler Motorcycle Maps

Movie Nights at Motorcycle Dealerships

The IDBDR Movie will be premiering at motorcycle dealerships across the U.S. starting February 1, where ADV enthusiasts can view the film on the big screen and get a copy of the IDBDR DVD and Map.  Dealers are encouraged to contact the BDR to schedule the IDBDR movie premiere at their dealership.  See current listing of the IDBDR movie premiere dates and locations.

The IDBDR project is presented by the Idaho Department of Commerce – Tourism Development, and Big Twin Motorcycles, Idaho’s premiere motorcycle dealership, and the official dealer of the IDBDR. 

Idaho has an extensive network of unpaved dirt and gravel roads that allow riders to get off the beaten path,” said Idaho Tourism Manager Diane Norton.  “Idaho’s roads and routes have been called some of the best in the United States.  Through our partnership with IDBDR we have been able to bring attention to some of the most stunning and diverse routes in Idaho, routes we believe will fuel the riding experience for enthusiasts.” 

The Idaho BDR was made possible by support from the following companies: Touratech-USA, Butler Motorcycle Maps, KLIM Technical Riding Gear,  Trailmaster Adventure Gear, ExOfficio, Continental,  Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures, NEMO Equipment, Inc., Black Dog Cycle Works, SENA Technologies, Inc., BMW Motorcycle Owners Association,  ADVMoto Magazine, RawHyde Adventures, Teknik Studios, and other sponsors.

IDBDR DVD - $24.95


IDBDR Map - $14.95

Idaho BDR Map


Watch the IDBDR Trailer



Backcountry Discovery Routes is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to establish and preserve off-highway routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel.  Through education, advocacy, and promotion of responsible motorcycle travel, BDR seeks to preserve backcountry motorcycling opportunities for generations to come.  

BDR’s current projects include Washington Backcountry Discovery Route, Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, Colorado Backcountry Discovery RouteArizona Backcountry Discovery Route, and Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route.

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