About the BDR
Since 2010, Backcountry Discovery Routes®, a non-profit organization created by a group of adventure motorcycling enthusiasts (many with industry connections), has been scouting and plotting remote off-highway adventure routes throughout the US using existing public roads.
The first was Washington state, the latest and tenth – is the North East BDR. There are several new routes in development, with many more to follow. BDRs are designed specifically to meet the capabilities of an average rider on dual-sport or adventure motorcycle packed for multi-day travel. Optional expert sections are included for more advanced riders.
Each route involves approximately a week-long ride, typically 800-1,400 miles (1,200-2,200 km) – ideal for the adventure rider with a career, family and limited holiday time. The routes are primarily off-highway on mixed surfaces such as dirt, gravel and sand and they always travel through the most spectacular scenery that the region has to offer.
The GPS tracks for the routes are free to the community and can be downloaded on the BDR website. Riders can also find recommendations on sights to see, places to eat and stay, as well as other helpful information. A stunning, feature-rich, waterproof paper map of each route is available for purchase to make planning a BDR adventure even easier. A feature length expedition documentary film about each route is available for purchase or streaming at RideBDR.com.