Film Trailer Released for the North East Backcountry Discovery Route Project
January 1, 2020
January 1, 2020
The adventure motorcycling non-profit organization, Backcountry Discovery Routes® (BDR®), has released the trailer for their upcoming North East Backcountry Discovery Route (NEBDR) documentary film.
The NEBDR is their tenth route for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel, and their second BDR on the East Coast. Free GPS tracks, travel resources, and the waterproof Butler Motorcycle Map will be available on RideBDR.com on February 1.
The feature-length, NEBDR expedition documentary film will be shown at motorcycle dealerships and theaters across the country, starting February, and will be available on DVD and video-on-demand on March 15, 2020.
The film features eight-time AMA National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty of KTM, and international ADV celebrity and BMW International GS Trophy team member, Jocelin Snow, along with BDR board members. Taking a first run on the NEBDR, the team tests their endurance and skills on an epic 1,300-mile backcountry tour of the Northeast region up to the Canadian border. The route meanders through seven states and nearly a dozen state forests on rustic dirt and gravel roads, challenging seasonal and class 4 roads, and twisty tarmac.
Crossing more state lines and covering more mileage than any other BDR makes the NEBDR one of the most diverse routes in the BDR series. Every state delivers a unique experience unto itself and while sections can be done over an extended weekend, riders who commit to the entire 1,400-mile route will truly feel as though they had an adventure of a lifetime.
“The Northeast is my home and where I began my racing career so I was excited to be part of the NEBDR expedition team. I was completely blown away by the amount of public, off-highway terrain that BDR pulled together for this epic route through the Northeast. I now have a much deeper appreciation for adventure riding after experiencing a long-distance BDR ride on my fully-loaded KTM 790 Adventure R. Every mile of our 10-day journey was a total blast — full of challenges and rewards. I can’t wait to take my friends and my family on the NEBDR and share it with the rest of the ADV community.”
The film debut hosted by MAX BMW, the official motorcycle dealer of the NEBDR, will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Images Cinema in Williamstown, MA. For tickets and additional information, visit www.RideBDR.com.
A film tour presented by MotoDiscovery is being planned with premieres in over 40 cities across the country. Dealerships and Motorcycle Clubs interested in hosting a film event are encouraged to contact BDR by January 15th to reserve their date on the NEBDR film tour.
The project is presented by KTM North America and MAX BMW Motorcycles, with additional support from MotoDiscovery, Touratech, KLIM Technical Riding Gear, Bridgestone Motorcycle Tires, Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage, SENA, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures.
About the BDR
Backcountry Discovery Routes® (BDR®) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that creates off-highway routes for adventure and dual-sport motorcycle travel. The organization’s work includes promoting rider education and safety campaigns, driving economic relief to rural communities, and encouraging responsible motorcycle travel in the backcountry. Through the careful investment of funds and working with land managers and other public benefit organizations, BDR seeks to keep remote roads and public trails open for motorcycling for generations to come.
BDR delivers turn-key trip planning resources to the community including GPS tracks, digital maps, travel information, route condition updates, YouTube videos, Q&As, and other information – all available 24/7 on www.RideBDR.com. The organization relies on the generosity of donors and a team of volunteers and ambassadors who contribute thousands of hours each year to help carry out this mission.
Since 2010, BDR has created routes in Washington, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, the Mid Atlantic region, Southern California, and now the North East region.