Backcountry Discovery Routes Releases its first BDR-X Route, the Red Desert, WY BDR-X
June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022
Seattle, WA – (June 29, 2022) – Since 2010, the adventure motorcycling non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes® (BDR®) has created 11 trans-state and regional routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. Now, BDR announces a new concept of shorter BDR-style routes that loop, with the release of the first in the series, the Red Desert, WY BDR-X.
BDR-X routes will be developed as excursions off of existing BDR routes or routes in an entirely new area known for its desirable BDR-style riding. BDR-X’s will be 300-600 miles in length, take only a few days to complete, and conveniently loop riders back to wherever they started the route. A number of BDR-X routes are already in the works, including the PA Wilds BDR-X, set for release in early Fall; the Steens Mountain & Alvord Desert, OR BDR-X and the Black Hills, SD BDR-X planned for release in 2023.
The free trip-planning resources for BDR-X’s are similar to that of traditional routes and include an interactive map, free GPS tracks download, a short documentary film, a printable map, travel resources, and FAQs.
You can now view the official documentary film of the Red Desert BDR-X Expedition and find free GPS tracks and trip planning resources at RideBDR.com/RedDesert.
You can now view the official documentary film of the Red Desert BDR‑X Expedition and find free GPS tracks and trip planning resources at RideBDR.com/RedDesert.
About the BDR-X Red Desert, WY BDR-X
This first route in the BDR-X series shares the same starting point as the WYBDR and offers a sampling of Wyoming’s diverse terrain from the vast region known as the Red Desert. The loop is 149 miles long when starting and ending in the town of Baggs. The route can be completed in one long day or broken-up into two. Dispersed camping is available mid-way through the route.
The Red Desert offers “National Park” quality scenery and technical riding. This area is one of the last high-desert ecosystems in North America, and the home to Killpecker Sand Dunes, the largest living dune system in the United States. Riders will enjoy varied landscape of buttes, dunes, sagebrush steppe, mountains, and rocky pinnacles.
If you’re riding the entire WYBDR and looking for a bit more or are in the southern Wyoming area on the hunt for an epic but shorter adventure, the Red Desert BDR-X will not disappoint.
The non-profit organization would like to thank the BDR community and the following companies for making this route possible:
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, the North-East region, and now in Wyoming.