NEBDR: 2024 Riding Season Route Updates
Updated November 20th, 2023
Updated November 20th, 2023
With winter upon us, weather and route conditions can change rapidly. Before you go, be sure and use our ArcGIS Interactive Map to view estimated snow levels on each of our routes.
An updated version of the NEBDR tracks has been released labeled “NEBDR-October2023“.
This version of the tracks includes some significant adjustments to the track naming, colors, and labels, as well as some routine refinements.
The BDR mission has always been to create adventure routes that are aspirational yet suitable for “intermediate riders on fully loaded adventure bikes”.
As our route development and refinement process has progressed, we have begun to phase-out the “ALT Easier” track portions on some of our routes. These portions will now be integrated into the main route and the more challenging portions will be designated separately as optional “ALT Harder” tracks. This ongoing effort will help standardize our .gpx tracks across all of our routes and deliver a better overall and more intuitive experience for BDR riders.
As a reminder, route changes can happen at any time so be sure to always download the latest .gpx file from the BDR website just before your ride. This will ensure you are using the most up to date version of tracks.
Keep in mind that there may be a lag in the updating of the official BDR Butler Maps so the most current .gpx tracks may not always coincide with the map. Updates will always be reflected on the next scheduled map reprint.
Until that time, as you reference these track changes, be mindful that the previous “ALT Easier” portion highlighted on the Butler Map are now part of the main route. The portions of the main route where it diverges from the older ALT Easier tracks, are now designated as ALT Harder tracks.
|NEBDR TRACK GUIDE
|Updated September 25, 2023
|GPS TRACK NAME
|NE1 HancockNY to AndesNY
|NE2 AndesNY to Copake FallsNY
|NE2 ALT Harder – CR3
|NE2 ALT Bypass if Gate is Locked
|NE2 ALT GAS – Hillsdale
|NE3 Copake FallsNY to ReadsboroVT
|NE3 EXT – Mount Greylock Loop
|NE3 ALT Harder – Bannis Road
|NE3 ALT Harder – West Hill
|NE4 ReadsboroVT to BarnardVT
|NE4 ALT GAS – Chester
|NE4 ALT Bypass – CR10 Road outage
|NE4 ALT Harder – Icebed Rd
|NE4 ALT Harder – Colby Pond Trail
|NE4 ALT Harder – Grassy Lane
|NE4 ALT Harder – Perry Rd
|NE5 BarnardVT to WoodsvilleNH
|NE5 ALT Harder – Mt Hunger
|NE5 ALT Harder – Liberty Hill
|NE5 ALT Bypass if Gate is Locked
|NE5 ALT Harder – Green Rd
|NE5 ALT Harder – Taylor Hill
|NE5 ALT Harder – Hart Hollow
|NE5 ALT Harder – Tucker Mtn
|NE6 WoodsvilleNH to GorhamNH
|NE6 ALT GAS – Conway
|NE6 ALT Harder – XB411
|NE6 EXT – Mt Washington Loop
|NE7 GorhamNH to RangeleyME
|NE7 ALT Harder – Patch Mtn
|NE7 EXT – Quill Hill Overlook
|NE8 RangeleyME to Canadian BorderNH
|NE8 ALT GAS – Young’s Store
|NE8 EXT – To Canadian Border Crossing
*Urgent Update* Severe weather has caused major destruction on the NEBDR
As Vermont continues to recover from the recent flood damage and the road systems are being assessed and repaired, BDR is recommending that all riders download the latest track version labeled “NEBDR-October2023“.
With these new updated tracks, riders can remain on the main route tracks to avoid riding the more difficult class 4 roads, which are now separated in the gps tracks as “ALT Harder” tracks. The class 4 roads in these sections have been heavily damaged – blind washouts, exposed culverts, heavy mud, and sudden drop offs are ever present danger to riders. These roads, for the most part, are unmaintained by local governments and rely on local snowmobile and ATV organizations for help in the repair process.
While some of the main route tracks may have sustained damage as well, keeping to the suggested route will minimize strain on both emergency services and repair crews. This act of courtesy is vital to maintaining a healthy relationship between recreationalists and the local populations/governments. Spending money at the small businesses along the way of our routes is at the foundation of the BDR mission – and now more critical than ever in these areas. Please show your support and always remember to Ride Respectfully so that we remain welcome in these communities.
Stay safe, and as always, be sure to check here for more updates.
Download the latest version of the NEBDR tracks HERE
Special thanks to David Mailhot Tanguay for the photos and recon on these Class IV sections.