On a BDR® you will see rural America, and get a taste of the trails that shaped early American history. From the Western slopes and mining towns of the Gold Rush era, to the battlefields of the American revolution — you can explore America’s magnificent public lands by motorcycle. Enjoy towering mountain vistas, expansive desert solitude, and sounds of wildlife, while riding incredibly fun terrain by motorcycle. You’ll explore remote dirt roads and tiny towns that most people will never see.

Making this adventure motorcycling dream is easier than you think.

The non-profit organization, Backcountry Discovery Routes, has made it easy with free GPS tracks and helpful trip planning resources for each of the nine routes so that anyone yearning for a motorcycle adventure (who knows how to work their GPS) can ride and enjoy for free. There are also fly & ride opportunities with motorcycle rentals and guided, or self-guided tours available from a variety of tour and rental companies around the country.