Advocacy Partners

A core mission at Backcountry Discovery Routes is to create and preserve riding opportunities for dual-sport and adventure motorcycles. A big part of this involves fighting for access to public lands for motorized travel. The BDR relies on relationships with non-profit organizations and riding clubs that work to preserve access for our user groups at the state and local levels. The below list of organizations are doing great work that the BDR supports.

American Motorcyclist (AMA)

From the street to the track to the trail, millions of Americans enjoy motorcycling. Some ride to work every day. Others ride for pleasure on weekends. Many ride off-road, or journey to places near and far. Still more seek the thrill of competition.

Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world’s largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion.

Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. The AMA is everything motorcycle.

The AMA is governed by the AMA Code of Regulations.

National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) is a nonprofit public benefit organization, recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.  NOHVCC, a national body of OHV recreation enthusiasts, develops and provides a wide spectrum of programs, materials and information, or “tools”, to individuals, clubs, associations and agencies to further a positive future for responsible OHV recreation.

ShareTrails/Blue Ribbon Coalition

Sharetrails.Org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of public and private lands, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, Sharetrails/BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists.

For more information about Sharetrails/BRC, visit

Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA)

The Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with its principal goal focused on preserving the sport of motorized single-track trail riding. The TPA regularly supports all forms of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation. The TPA acts as an advocate for OHV recreation and takes the necessary actions to ensure that both the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management allocate a fair and equitable percentage of access to trail riding on public lands, educating user groups on trail etiquette, and supporting the establishment and operation of local, off-road motorcycle clubs.

New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance

NMOHVA is a statewide nonprofit alliance of motorized off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and organizations. Thier mission is promoting, protecting, and preserving responsible OHV recreation through education, safety training, and responsible land use ethics. They cooperate with public and private interests to protect and preserve public land access and work to ensure a positive future for OHV recreation in New Mexico.

NMOHVA is also committed to creating additional motorized recreation opportunities in the state of New Mexico. NMOHVA supports local groups working with state and federal land managers and agencies to identify, develop, maintain, and promote appropriate trails and areas for all forms of motorized recreation.

In addition to collaborating on the ongoing promotion and utilization of the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route, NMOHVA and BDR will be working together to protect and preserve public land access.  BDR has awarded NMOHVA a $500 grant to help advance this mission.

For more information about NMOHVA, its membership and volunteering opportunities, visit


The California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) advocate on behalf of off-road enthusiasts to promote, protect and preserve off-road recreation and automotive access on public lands throughout California. CORVA’s main purpose is to work with the land managers for responsible off-highway vehicular access and recreation opportunities. Secondarily, they educate their membership on the constantly changing rules and regulations and promote clean-up and trail maintenance projects.

CORVA is very active in the political arena with federal and state land management agencies, working closely with the State Department of Parks and Recreation, providing input to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Program from the user’s standpoint. They coordinate with other multiple use organizations ranging from snowmobiles to horse enthusiasts to protect multiple use rights from the environmental extremists, and are “dedicated to protecting our lands for the people, not from the people.”

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