The North East BDR: East Coast —Take 2.
July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019
Our first east coast route, the Mid Atlantic BDR, wound up being one of the most successful route-launches in the history of the BDR. To be fair, there are a few factors that predisposed this success. The first one being the sheer density of population in a region hungry for a backcountry adventure route. There was also a high level of anticipation and of course the fact that it was the first BDR that east coasters didn’t have to actually fly or ride across the country to get to. And let’s not leave out the fact that the route is a total blast to ride by all skill levels but designed as an entry level route – giving even novices the confidence to ride a BDR for the first time.
Now, if you apply all that to the upcoming North East BDR, and factor in that the plan is to amp-up the technical riding — we might be setting records again. And the word from the NEBDR development team is that BDR is going to deliver in a big way.
The NEBDR will pass through more states, cover more miles, reach higher elevation, and contain a whole lot of gnarly east coast tracks. We do plan to offer go-arounds for the “expert only” sections, so the entire route can be enjoyed by riders of all skill levels.
If you spend any time on the forums or social media, you know that the buzz is heavy. ADV riders want to know where it starts, where it ends, where it passes through, if it will use any of the well-known east coast dual sport routes, etc. Well, we’re here to tell you that…we’re not going to tell you all that just yet.
To be perfectly vague the route will start in the general area of the top of the MABDR and end 1,100 plus miles away at the US border. It will pass through a half dozen or so states and include state forest roads, seasonal roads, and class IV roads throughout. There will be some tar but we’re trying to keep that to a minimum, and where it is tar, it will still be pretty darn fun to ride.
So, we’re going to keep you guessing for a few more months now while we finalize the route, shoot a documentary, design and print the map – just some of things we do behind the scenes so that you can get out there and RideBDR.