MABDR® is a scenic ride for dual-sport and adventure motorcycles that uses dirt, gravel and paved roads to wind through remote parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Starting in Damascus Virginia, and ending in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, PA, this 1,080-mile route, primarily uses forest roads and rural country lanes, to lead riders through the Appalachian mountains, majestic forests, bucolic farming landscapes, Amish country, and locations that played pivotal roles in early American history. The plan for this ride is to begin in Damascus, Va (at hotel in Abingdon, Va) and head north finishing up in Lawrenceville, Pa at the New York border.
The plan is to bypass Antietam and Harper’s Ferry reducing the trip to about 7 days. Allowing about 150 miles per day.
The group will have the option of doing the entire route which includes visiting Antietam Civil War battlefield and Harper’s Ferry, WV while also making a stop at South Mountain Creamery. This version of the tour should take about 2 days riding to the start in Damascus and 9 days on the ride itself. The pricing for this version of the tour will be higher due to the increase in the number of riding days and lodging.
We will meet in Abingdon, VA the evening before the start of the ride. You will also have the option of meeting near our base for the summer in Canton, Pa and ride to the start in Virginia. Riders will have the option of leaving vehicles and trailers in Canton so they will be available when we finish the ride on the BDR® There is an additional fee for this option of $275.