BDR Announces Outside Interactive, Inc.’s Gaia GPS as Official Navigation App
April 10, 2023
April 10, 2023
Seattle, WA – (April 11, 2023) Backcountry Discovery Routes® (BDR®), the non-profit leader in off-pavement route creation for adventure and dual-sport motorcycles, announced Outside Interactive, Inc.’s Gaia GPS as the “Official BDR Navigation App” kicking off a multi-year partnership that includes integration of GPS route downloads from the BDR website directly into the Gaia app, instructional resources, FAQ’s, upcoming webinars on route planning and navigation, and more.
A key feature of the partnership is a seamless “one click” option for users to import routes directly from the BDR website into their Gaia account and onto their mobile devices. This custom functionality provides immediate access to BDR’s more than 12,000 miles of free routes, enhanced by Gaia’s powerful map and navigational tools.
As the primary mode of navigation for motorcyclists shifts to mobile devices, this new partnership and expanded functionality is expected to be welcomed by both experienced and new riders alike. Meanwhile, BDR’s GPS tracks will continue to function on any standard GPS device capable of displaying tracks with a minimum of 500 waypoints.
Options for Gaia GPS include a free “basic” version, which comes with an impressive level of detail on the free base map, and a premium version ($39.99 annually). The premium version, recommended for BDR riders, offers features such as offline maps, weather data, snow depth, wildfire boundaries, and other live layers, in addition to a full Gaia GPS maps catalog, with over 250 maps and overlays, including popular layers like the National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps.
BDR riders will receive 20% off their first year when they sign up for an annual Gaia GPS subscription via the BDR website. A portion of each sale will go directly back to BDR to help power the non-profit’s mission.
BDR & Gaia GPS Affiliate Link – use this affiliate link to become Gaia GPS Premium subscriber and receive 20% off your first year.
Gaia GPS Resources– link to instructional resources on RideBDR website.
BDR Tracks Download Page– download over 12,000 miles of BDR adventure tracks for free.
Easy and responsible access to public lands for motorcycles is the driving force behind the Backcountry Discovery Routes and by partnering with Gaia GPS, riders have never been better equipped to explore.
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. 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, Wyoming, and now in Oregon.
Outside Interactive, Inc. is the premier destination for active lifestyle enthusiasts and home to leading brands in the endurance sports, outdoor, and healthy living spaces. Each month, Outside reaches 80 million of the most active consumers in the world across its 30+ media, digital, and technology platforms, creating an experience for both longtime adventurers and those just getting started. Outside’s mission is to get everyone outdoors, experiencing healthy, connected, and fulfilling lives. Outside’s membership offering, Outside+, bundles best-in-class storytelling, meal plans, gear reviews, mapping apps, online courses, discounted event access, magazines, and more. Learn more at OutsideInc.com.