Report from the Trail - Wickenburg Desert Ride Fundraiser

In late March, the BDR organization held its first fundraising event, the Wickenburg Desert Ride. Operating out of a private oasis in the desert known as the Boyd Ranch, participants were treated to luxury camping, three meals a day from the chuck wagon and guided rides in some of Arizona’s best backcountry terrain. Read the full report, and get your name on the list for next year's event.

UTBDR Tour by River Pilot Tours

River Pilot Tours is organizing the first guided tour of the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, June 21-28, 2014. The UTBDR is a wonderful ride filled with landscapes and riding sections that are unique in the U.S.A. The opportunity to ride through high mountains, deserts and around Moab is unparalleled. This is a fully guided and supported tour for those interested in seeing this route with all of the comfort and accuracy available.

AZBDR DVD & Map Selected as 2014 Nifty 50 Product Award Winner by Powersports Business

The AZBDR Documentary DVD & Map set was selected as the 2014 Nifty 50 Award Winner by the Powersports Business editors. The winning products and services were chosen because of their potential to help dealers succeed in 2014. The AZBDR DVD and Maps are available for sale starting March 1, 2014 at Touratech-USA and Butler Motorcycle Maps.

Wickenburg Desert Ride - BDR Fundraiser - March 20-23, 2014

Like what the BDR organization is doing? Here is your chance to give something back. Join the BDR team, other industry professionals and ADV enthusiasts, and help raise funds required to continue to create new routes and preserve riding opportunities for the ADV community. If you like riding ADV bikes in the desert, enjoying professionally catered meals, drinking post-ride beverages in a wild-west saloon or sitting around a campfire under a star-filled sky, this event is for you!

COBDR Tour by Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

The guys at the Colorado Motorcycle Adventures have put together a 5-star COBDR tour for July 12-18, that includes a fully equipped ADV bike rental, hotel accommodations, two daily meals, support vehicle, and incredible riding opportunities along the COBDR -- all without the hassle of planning the logistics required for such a trip. The COBDR Tour is limited to ONLY 10 riders, so register today before your opportunity is gone!

Press Release: Wickenburg Desert Ride, a BDR Fundraiser - March 20-23, 2014

Seattle, WA - (January 23, 2013) – If you like riding ADV bikes in the desert, enjoying professionally catered meals, drinking post-ride beverages in a wild-west saloon or sitting around a campfire under a star-filled sky, this event is for you!

Press Release: AZBDR Waterproof Route Map and Expedition DVD

Seattle, WA - (January 10th, 2013) Winter is the perfect time to set your sights on that bucket list, and start planning your next motorcycle escape. For riding ideas look no further than the non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes, and their latest project, the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route (AZBDR). The AZBDR is the fourth installment in the Backcountry Discovery Routes series of trans-state routes created for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel.

The AZBDR Movie Premieres March 2014

We have great news about the AZBDR project. The AZBDR movie, the Butler Motorycle Map and free GPS tracks will be released on March 1, 2014. We're currently working on organizing the AZBDR movie premieres at motorcycle dealerships across the US. If you are in the ADV community and want to see the AZBDR movie in your town, call your local motorycle dealer and tell them to host the AZBDR movie premiere at their dealership.

WABDR Week - Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, 2013

Join us this summer for the first annual 'WABDR Week,' a four day journey along the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route with other ADV motorcycle enthusiasts. We'll start at Touratech-USA's Seattle showroon on Wednesday, September 12th and finish the following Sunday, September 15th in Foggy Dew.

WABDR Training Camp by PSSOR - Aug 21, 22, 23

Our friends at PSSOR are offering their last of the season WABDR Training Camp on August 21, 22, 23, 2013. PSS Off Road BDR Camp is a multi-day training event run by expert and professional adventure riders, designed for entry level and moderately experienced adventure riders on appropriately equipped adventure and dualsport motorcycles. You will receive pre-training then be escorted along some parts of the WABDR route and build the needed skills on-the-go.

10th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Steamboat Springs, CO

The 10th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally is being held on September 13-15, 2013 near the COBDR route in Steamboat Springs, CO. This year’s rally offers unbelievable adventure riding opportunities and the chance to demo the new KTM 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R models before they hit dealer showroom floors.

BDR Presentation at the BMW MOA Rally in Salem, OR

Backcountry Discovery Routes President, Paul Guillien, will be giving two BDR presentations at the BMW MOA Rally in Salem, OR. Join us on Thursday, July 18th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Cascade 2 or on Saturday, July 20th from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm at the FAA Pavilion to learn about BDR routes through the states of Washington, Utah and Colorado and future BDR projects.

Kate's Real Food Bars - 20% OFF - BDR Special Promotion

After living on Kate's Real Food Bars for two weeks during our AZBDR documentary expedition, we've declared them the ultimate Adventure Motorcycling Food Bar! If you haven't yet tried Kate's Real Food Bars, now is your chance. Get 20% OFF when you use code "BDR" at check out on Kate's website.

COBDR is Clear of Snow and Passable

Great news! We've received an update from a group on the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route that high elevation roads are all passable. It's time to start planning your COBDR adventure.

"Riding America's Backcountry Discovery Routes," Boise, ID

Big Twin BMW in Boise, ID is hosting a presentation by Bret Tkacs from PSSOR (Puget Sound Safety - off road) about riding Backcountry Discovery Routes, on June 13, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm. He will cover topics like prep, skill, expectations & photographing your trip.

COBDR Screening at Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ

COBDR Film Director and Producer Sterling Noren will be presenting the COBDR movie at the Overland Expo on Sunday, May 19th, at 10 am in Seminar Room III.

Update on the Arizona BDR

The scouting is coming along nicely for the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route. Our tireless Scouting Master and BDR Board Member Rob Watt reports that this route is truly a "Backcountry" route with lots of two-track and remote roads.

COBDR Premiere in Boise, ID

Happy Trails and Big Twin BMW are hosting the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route documentary on Thursday, April 11 in Boise, ID.

COBDR Premiere in Rapid City, SD

The Black Hills Area Dealers are hosting the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route documentary on Wednesday, March 20 in Rapid City, SD.

COBDR Premiere in Lakeville, MN

Leo's South Powersports in Lakeville, MN is hosting the COBDR movie premiere on Saturday, March 16.

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