On the surface, riding a BDR right now could be perceived as a great way to practice Social Distancing during this crisis. But in reality, BDRs connect riders from all over with the people who live in the small rural communities along the routes.
These communities, who’s well-being is at the heart of our mission, are struggling at the moment to keep their own healthy, safe and cared for. Increased social exposure and potential strain on medical services could certainly make a negative impact.
If you do choose to Ride BDR during this time, please do so responsibly and be mindful of how your actions can affect others. Also, be sure to check road status in National & State Forests, etc.
When we are on the other side of this crisis, the small communities along BDRs will definitely need our support as they try to recover. Until then, it’s a perfect time for catching up on BDR documentary films available for download or streaming on Vimeo and Amazon.
Please Ride Respectfully.
The BDR Team