Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route

The Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route is a scenic ride across the state of Colorado, beginning in Four Corners and finishing at the Wyoming Border. The route has been created specifically for dual-sport and adventure motorcyclists who are interested in exploring Colorado’s majestic high-mountain ranges and historic mining country.

This 675-mile south-to-north route utilizes many remote and high-elevation dirt roads and leads riders through a number of iconic locations including Telluride, San Juan Mountains, Continental Divide, Collegiate Range, Northern Rocky Mountains and historic Leadville, along the Colorado River.

The COBDR feature-length documentary DVD produced by Noren Films and the accompaniying Butler Motorcycle Map were released in 2013.  Free GPS tracks of the route are available for download by following the 'Download GPS Tracks' link on the right.

“I’m really excited to release the latest installment in the Backcountry Discovery Route series, the COBDR. It was a wonderful motorcycle expedition and I think we’ve created a classic adventure ride. Viewers of the film will get a taste of what awaits them in Colorado – spectacular scenery, historic mining towns and exhilarating adventure riding on what is arguably one of the best rides in the country.“ – Sterling Noren, Producer, Noren Films

The expedition team included Backcountry Discovery Route board members named above, as well as journalist Tony Huegel, photographer Jonathan Beck and KLIM’s Jayson Wickencamp. 

For ride reports, route updates, and to join or organize BDR rides, please visit the COBDR thread on www.ADVrider.com and the Americas thread on www.advrider.com

 

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UTBDR and UTBDR LITE Tours by Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

The UTBDR route is an amazing ride across the entire state of Utah. You have probably heard of Moab and all the incredible off-road riding in that area, but there are so many other incredible backcountry areas of Utah to discover!

Join us as we ride across the backcountry of Utah from the north end all the way to Mexican Hat in the far south. You’ll see amazing tall, lush pine and aspen forests in the north part of the state as well as the well-known desert-like terrain of southern Utah. You'll also get to see and ride the high mountain ranges like La Sal mountain in the middle of the state.

You can choose to ride the regular route, or ride around the advanced, technical sections on a LITE version of the tour.

Visit the Colorado Motorcycle Adventure website or call Scott Lee at 720.505.2030 for more information.

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IDBDR & Montana Ghost Town Tour (2) with River Pilot

River Pilot has taken two great flavors and made them into one. Just like peanut butter and chocolate. The IDBDR and the western part of Montana set the scene for this fantastic tour. Bring your dual sport and a toothbrush. We'll take care of the rest. Operating BDR tours for four years now we have deep operational excellence. Come see for yourself.

River Pilot Tours are operating their 2016 IDBDR & Montana Ghost Town Tour on two tour Aug. 17 - 24, 2016  

For questions and to reserve your spot on the IDBDR & Ghost Town Tour, visit the tour page or contact River Pilot via email or by phone at (307) 222-6347.

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COBDR Tour (2) by River Pilot

Enjoyable and endlessly “green” with terrain that impresses, the COBDR is a delightful jaunt through some fantastic areas of the Rocky Mountains. High elevations and endless creeks, rivers, scenic single track and epic views are just a part of the ride. Give us a call and come along for the ride.

River Pilot Tours are operating their 2016 COBDR Tour on Aug. 15 – Aug. 22, 2016.  

For questions and to reserve your spot on the COBDR visit the tour page or contact River Pilot via email or by phone at (307) 222-6347.

 

River Pilot COBDR Tour

IDBDR Tour with Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

It's time to hit the breathtaking backcountry of Idaho with CMA's fearless tour leader, and BDR route planner Rob Watt. Rob will be guiding this tour so come and ride with him as you enjoy the insight from his work with BDR. Idaho has backcountry like no other state, come and experience a stress-free ride across the entire state next August!

 Visit the Colorado Motorcycle Adventures website or call Scott Lee at 720.505.2030 for more information.

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COBDR and COBDR LITE Tours by Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

Join Colorado Motorcycle Adventures, July 30- August 5, 2016, on the incredible Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route Tour. This beautiful route will leave you in awe of the beauty that is Colorado. From high mountain passes, to gorgeous mountain stream crossings, to Aspen-lined roads, this ride will leave you speechless. If you have longed to explore the variety of terrain that is available in Colorado then this ride is for you!

You can choose to ride the regular route, or ride around the advanced, technical sections on a LITE version of the tour.

Visit the Colorado Motorcycle Adventure website or call Scott Lee at 720.505.2030 for more information.

 

COBDR tour

 

IDBDR & Montana Ghost Town Tour (1) with River Pilot

River Pilot has taken two great flavors and made them into one. Just like peanut butter and chocolate. The IDBDR and the western part of Montana set the scene for this fantastic tour. Bring your dual sport and a toothbrush. We'll take care of the rest. Operating BDR tours for four years now we have deep operational excellence. Come see for yourself.

River Pilot Tours are operating their 2016 IDBDR & Montana Ghost Town Tour on  July 29 - Aug. 05, 2016.

For questions and to reserve your spot on the IDBDR & Ghost Town Tour, visit the tour page or contact River Pilot via email or by phone at (307) 222-6347.

River Pilot IDBDR

UTBDR Tour (2) by River Pilot

River Pilot Tours are operating their guided tour of the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, July 18 - 25, 2016. The UTBDR is a wonderful ride filled with landscapes and terrain that is 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 unforgettable route.

To view photos of their UTBDR tour, click here.

River Pilot UTBDR Tour

COBDR Tour (1) by River Pilot

Enjoyable and endlessly “green” with terrain that impresses, the COBDR is a delightful jaunt through some fantastic areas of the Rocky Mountains. High elevations and endless creeks, rivers, scenic single track and epic views are just a part of the ride. Give us a call and come along for the ride.

River Pilot Tours are operating their 2016 COBDR Tour on July 15 - July 22, 2016.

For questions and to reserve your spot on the COBDR visit the tour page or contact River Pilot via email or by phone at (307) 222-6347.

 

River Pilot COBDR Tour

UTBDR Tour (1) by River Pilot

River Pilot Tours are operating their guided tour of the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, June 21 - 28. The UTBDR is a wonderful ride filled with landscapes and terrain that is 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 unforgettable route.

To view photos of their UTBDR tour, click here.

River Pilot UTBDR Tour
 


NMBDR Tour by Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

Come and ride the brand new NMBDR with Colorado Motorcycle Adventures next summer! You've seen the incredible photos and videos from the BDR team, now, come and experience the incredible beauty of New Mexico for yourself. June 18-25, we'll be traversing the great state of New Mexico with our full support team, don't miss it!

Visit the Colorado Motorcycle Adventure website or call Scott Lee at 720.505.2030 for more information.

NMBDR Tour

BMW Off-Road Training Academy by Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

Colorado Motorcycle Adventure is offering two off-road trainings with the BMW certified off-road riding instructor and GS Trophy participant, Brian Kiely.

June 4th is the Beginner Off-Road Training, and June 5th is the Intermediate Off-Road Training

Visit the Colorado Motorcycle Adventure website or call Scott Lee at 720.505.2030 for more information. 

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Death Valley Desert Ride - 3rd Annual BDR Fundraiser - SOLD OUT

This event is sold out. Email us to get on the waiting list.
We look forward to exploring Death Valley with new and old friends!



Join the BDR Team, Members, Ambassadors, and other industry professionals and ADV enthusiasts for the third annual BDR Desert Fundraiser, and help raise funds required to create new routes and preserve riding opportunities for the ADV community.

 

BDR Fundraiser

 

THE THIRD ANNUAL BDR DESERT FUNDRAISER RIDE TO BE HELD IN DEATH VALLEY, CA 

Thursday, April 14 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Ranch at Furnace Creek

Highway 190, Death Valley, CA 92328

$785 per person (10% discount for BDR Members)

Limited to 50 Riders

Kick off the riding season by exploring the best backcountry trails of the world renowned Death Valley basin. Enjoy spectacular desert scenery, colorful geology, and breathtaking wilderness, while you learn the remarkable Western history, make new friends, and gaze at the stars in one of the largest Dark Sky Parks in the world!

The western-themed grounds of the Ranch at Furnace Creek in the heart of the Death Valley National Park is the base camp for this year's fundraiser.    

WHAT’S INCLUDED

*Note: A limited number of Tent Camping and full hook-up RV Sites is available on a first come first served basis. Please indicate your need for RV or dry camping at the time of the reservation.

All motorcycles must be licensed, street legal, and dual-sport or adventure type.

You’ll have a chance to win prizes from our sponsors KLIM, ExOfficio, Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage, Touratech-USA, Butler Motorcycle Maps, Trailmaster Adventure Gear, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures, DoubleTake Mirror, and other sponsors.

 

ATTENDING THE DEATH VALLEY DESERT RIDE

Tickets to attend the event are $785 per person, and space is limited to 50 guests.  A discounted price of $350 is offered to wives/partners of attending riders, covering all meals and camping/RV hook up. 

The deadline to book your tickets is March 15, 2016.

Reserve your tickets online.

Ticket Options

 

Call 206-383-6233 to make your reservation over the phone. 

Or send your check to: Backcountry Discovery Routes, 4021 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98108, USA.

For questions or more information, email info@backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com or call 206-383-6233.

 

BIKE RENTALS

For your convenience, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures is offering adventure motorcycle rentals on location. Simply call Colorado Motorcycle Adventures at 720.505.2030 to reserve your bike of choice for the event. They will bring the bike to the event for you free of charge and have it ready to ride.

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NMBDR Movie Premiere - Peoria, AZ

NMBDR Premiere in Peoria, AZ

Saturday, April 2, 2016

GO AZ Motorcycles in Peoria, 16844 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382.

5:00 pm - Premiere Event begins
6:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A

Guest Speaker: Rob Watt, NMBDR route architect and BDR Board Member.

Tickets: Complimentary event.  RSVP online at  http://www.goazwest.com/eventslist.htm?groupId=46738&itemId=284657  or call (623) 322-6700.

For more information: Call (623) 322-6700 or visit www.goazmotorcycles.com.

This event is presented by GO AZ Motorcycles in Peoria.

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AZBDR Tour by River Pilot

In the spring, after a long winter, there are only a few places in the USA to shake the snow off and start with riding again. That our friends is Arizona. The AZBDR starts down near Mexico way and works up into the sweet pines and onward to the mighty Grand Canyon. If you haven’t been to Arizona, you might think its all sand and scrub. Not so. It’s trees and good times. Make sure to book early for this one.

River Pilot Tours are operating their 2016 AZBDR Tour on April 1, 2016 – April 7, 2016  

For questions and to reserve your spot on the AZBDR visit the tour page or contact River Pilot via email or by phone at (307) 222-6347.

 

Rier Pilot AZBDR Tour

BDR Expo & NMBDR Movie Premiere - Las Vegas, NV

BDR Expo & NMBDR Movie Premiere in Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cannery Hotel & Casino, 2121 East Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89030.

5:30 pm - Doors open for the BDR Expo

7:00 pm - Movie at the Galaxy Theatre followed by Q&A 

We are kicking off the Nevada BDR project scheduled for release beginning of 2017, by hosting a BDR Las Vegas Expo, held in conjunction with the NMBDR movie premiere.  This special event will feature local Nevada businesses and organizations that serve and support the adventure motorcycling community.  

We look forward to presenting the following companies and organizations: 

Presenting SponsorsBMW Motorcycles of Las Vegas,  Great Southwest Moto Adventures, and RideNow Powersports.

Sponsors & ExhibitorsFreedom Cycle Triumph Las Vegas Cycle Gear Las VegasJimmy Lewis Off-Road Riding School, North Las Vegas Motor Police, Nevada Commission on TourismMotorcycle Awareness & Rider SafetyTiny Bikes: Big Change.

Guest Speakers: Kevin Woody, BDR Ambassador and NMBDR Expedition Member, Curtis Cummings, BDR Ambassador and NVBDR Scouting Committee member.

Tickets: Expo admission is free.   Movie Tickets are $12, and seating is limited to 200 guests. Purchase Movie Tickets

For more information: (702) 454-6269  or www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com.

This event is presented by BMW Motorcycles of Las VegasGreat Southwest Moto Adventures, and RideNow Powersports.


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NMBDR Movie Premiere - Durango, CO

NMBDR Premiere in Durango, CO

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Moto Cafe Durango, 919 Highway 3, Durango, CO.

The Good Adventure Company and Moto Cafe Durango are hosting an outdoor NMBDR movie event with fire pits and local beer.

Event starts: 6:00 pm.

Tickets: $10 donation at the door to benefit the BDR.  

RSVP at (970) 426-5088 or via email.

This event is presented by The Good Adventure Company and Moto Cafe Durango.

NMBDR Durango premiere

NMBDR Movie Premiere - Dallas, TX

NMBDR Premiere in Dallas, TX

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Texas Theatre, 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208

1:00 pm - Doors open for Sponsors Expo 
2:00 pm - Movie followed by Q & A

Guest Speakers:  Rob Watt, NMBDR route architect and BDR Board Member.

Tickets: $10.   Purchase Tickets

For more information: Call (972) 881-0774 or visit http://www.bmwmotorcyclesdallas.com

This event is presented by BMW Motorcycles of North Dallas.

Additional support from Southwest SuperbikesMoto Liberty and Motopia.


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NMBDR Movie Premiere - Metuchen, NJ

NMBDR Premiere in Metuchen, NJ

Friday, March 4, 2016

Cross Country Cycle, 875 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840. 

7:00 pm - Doors open 
7:30 pm - Movie  

For more information and to RSVP: visit the EventBrite link, or call 732-635-0094.

This event is presented by Cross Country Cycle.

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NMBDR Movie Premiere - Denver, CO


NMBDR Premiere in Denver, CO

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. 

7:00 pm - Doors open 
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A    

Guest Speakers:  Rob Watt, NMBDR route architect and BDR Board Member; Court Butler of Butler Motorcycle Maps, NMBDR expedition team member and map publisher; Justin Bradshaw, Butler Maps.

Tickets: $10.  Purchase Tickets

For more information: Call (303) 744-2011 or visit http://www.performancecycle.com

This event is presented by Performance Cycle of Colorado.

Additional support from Wolfman Motorycle LuggageDoubletake Mirror, and Butler Motorcycle Maps.



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NMBDR Movie Premiere - Boise, ID

NMBDR Premiere in Boise, ID

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Boise Centre850 W. Front St.Boise, ID 83702.

6:00 pm - Doors open for Reception and Sponsors Expo
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A  

Guest Speakers: Shalmarie Wilson, BDR Ambassador, NMBDR expedition team member, holding a record for the most BDRs (6 total) ridden in one season; Bill Whitacre, BDR Ambassador.  

Tickets: $10.  Purchase tickets.  

For more information: Call (208) 336-0367 or visit http://www.bigtwincycles.com

This event is presented by Big Twin Motorcycles and Into the Horizon Adventure Motorcycle Tours.

Experience challenging riding on remote backcountry roads covering 1,200 miles through the beautiful state of New Mexico.  Discover New Mexico’s scenic terrain including high-elevation forests, mountains, deserts and canyons. You will experience the unique culture and history of New Mexico’s rural towns, native reservations, historic locations & more.

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NMBDR Movie Premiere - Spokane, WA

NMBDR Premiere in Spokane, WA

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Westside Motorsports, 4201 S. Grove Road, Spokane, WA  99224

4:00 pm - Doors open
4:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A

Guest Speaker: Shalmarie Wilson, BDR Ambassador, NMBDR expedition team member, holding a record for the most BDRs (6 total) ridden in one season.

Tickets:  Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds from the event to benefit BDR. RSVP your attendance at (509) 747-1862.

For more information and to RSVP: Call  (509) 747-1862 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1706552952894161/.

This event is presented by Westside Motorsports.


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NMBDR Movie Premiere - Seattle, WA

NMBDR Premiere in Seattle, WA

Thursday, February 25, 2016

AMC Loews Oak Tree 6, 10006 Aurora Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98133.

7:00 pm - Doors open 
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A 

Guest Speakers: Sterling Noren, Film Director; Paul Guillien, BDR Board President; Shalmarie Wilson and Kevin Woody,  BDR Ambassadors and NMBDR Expedition Members.

Tickets: $10.  Purchase Tickets.

For more information: Call (800) 491-2926 or visit http://www.touratech-usa.com

This event is presented by Touratech-USA and Lynwood Motoplex.


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NMBDR Movie Premiere - Salt Lake City, UT

NMBDR Premiere in Salt Lake City, UT

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

7:00 pm - Doors open 
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A

Guest Speakers: Kevin Woody, BDR Ambassador and NMBDR Expedition Member.

Tickets: $10 each or $15 for two.  Purchase tickets in advance in person at Harrison Eurosports, located at 339 W 9000 S in Sandy, Utah; or by calling (801) 562-0100.  No tickets will be avaialble at the door. 

For more information: Call (801) 562-0100 or visit the Facebook Event Page.

This event is presented by Harrison Eurosports.

Experience challenging riding on remote backcountry roads covering 1,200 miles through the beautiful state of New Mexico.  Discover New Mexico’s scenic terrain including high-elevation forests, mountains, deserts and canyons. You will experience the unique culture and history of New Mexico’s rural towns, native reservations, historic locations & more.



NMBDR Movie Premiere - Albuquerque, NM

NMBDR Premiere in Albuquerque, NM 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Kimo Theatre423 Central Ave N.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102.

2:00 pm - Doors open 
2:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A 

Sandia BMW Motorcycles, the Presenting Sponsor of the NMBDR, is organizing a ride to the event from their dealership. The group gathers at Sandia at 11:00 am and leaves for the theatre around 12:30 pm.

Guest Speakers: Rob Watt, NMBDR route architect and BDR Board Member; Roger Pattison, NMBDR scouting and expedition team member.

Tickets: $12. Purchase your tickets at http://www.kimotickets.com/event/233137.  

Parking: Free Sunday meter parking is available on Central Avenue.  There is a paid parking garage behind the KiMo Theatre on 5th Street and Copper, as well as a surface parking lot on 6thStreet and Central. (Note, the theatre does not validate parking).

For more information: Call (888) 898-9985 or visit http://www.sandiabmwmotorcycles.com

This event is presented by Sandia BMW Motorcycles.

Experience challenging riding on remote backcountry roads covering 1,200 miles through the beautiful state of New Mexico.  Discover New Mexico’s scenic terrain including high-elevation forests, mountains, deserts and canyons. You will experience the unique culture and history of New Mexico’s rural towns, native reservations, historic locations & more.


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NMBDR Movie Premiere - New York, NY

World Premiere of the NMBDR Movie Documentary, New York, NY 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

BMW of Manhattan Motorcycles, 555 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019.

Motorcycle parking will be available on site for the event at 555 West 57th Street.

7:00 pm - Doors open
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A

Guest Speakers: Sterling Noren, Film Director; Kevin Woody, NMBDR expedition team member and BDR Ambassador.

Admission:  Admission is free with your RSVP.  RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/5UYpAmJdfD

For more information: Call (212) 373-7863 or visit the Facebook Event Page.

This event is presented by BMW of Manhattan Motorcycles.

Experience challenging riding on remote backcountry roads covering 1,200 miles through the beautiful state of New Mexico.  Discover New Mexico’s scenic terrain including high-elevation forests, mountains, deserts and canyons. You will experience the unique culture and history of New Mexico’s rural towns, native reservations, historic locations & more.

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NMBDR Movie Premieres - U.S. Tour Dates and Locations

Join us for an evening of film and adventure at the NMBDR Movie Premiere at your local theatre or a dealership near you.

Experience challenging riding on remote backcountry roads covering 1,200 miles through the beautiful state of New Mexico.  Discover New Mexico’s scenic terrain including high-elevation forests, mountains, deserts and canyons. You will experience the unique culture and history of New Mexico’s rural towns, native reservations, historic locations & more.

 

Below is the current schedule of NMBDR movie premieres, some of which are still in the works.  Contact us if you'd like to help organize a NMBDR premiere in your area, or talk to your local dealership about hosting the NMBDR movie event at their location. 

 


World Premiere of the NMBDR Movie Documentary, New York, NY 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

BMW of Manhattan Motorcycles, 555 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019.

Motorcycle parking will be available on site for the event at 555 West 57th Street.

7:00 pm - Doors open
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A

Guest Speakers: Sterling Noren, Film Director; Kevin Woody, NMBDR expedition team member and BDR Ambassador.

Admission:  Admission is free with your RSVP.  RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/5UYpAmJdfD

For more information: Call (212) 373-7863 or visit the Facebook Event Page.

This event is presented by BMW of Manhattan Motorcycles.

 


NMBDR Premiere in Albuquerque, NM 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Kimo Theatre423 Central Ave N.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102.

2:00 pm - Doors open 
2:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A 

Sandia BMW Motorcycles, the Presenting Sponsor of the NMBDR, is organizing a ride to the event from their dealership. The group gathers at Sandia at 11:00 am and leaves for the theatre around 12:30 pm.

Guest Speakers: Rob Watt, NMBDR route architect and BDR Board Member; Roger Pattison, NMBDR scouting and expedition team member.

Tickets: $12. Purchase your tickets at http://www.kimotickets.com/event/233137.  

Parking: Free Sunday meter parking is available on Central Avenue.  There is a paid parking garage behind the KiMo Theatre on 5th Street and Copper, as well as a surface parking lot on 6thStreet and Central. (Note, the theatre does not validate parking).

For more information: Call (888) 898-9985 or visit http://www.sandiabmwmotorcycles.com

This event is presented by Sandia BMW Motorcycles.



NMBDR Premiere in Salt Lake City, UT

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

7:00 pm - Doors open 
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A

Guest Speakers: Kevin Woody, BDR Ambassador and NMBDR Expedition Member.

Tickets: $10 each or $15 for two.  Purchase tickets in advance in person at Harrison Eurosports, located at 339 W 9000 S in Sandy, Utah; or by calling (801) 562-0100.  No tickets will be avaialble at the door. 

For more information: Call (801) 562-0100 or visit the Facebook Event Page.

This event is presented by Harrison Eurosports.



NMBDR Premiere in Seattle, WA

Thursday, February 25, 2016

AMC Loews Oak Tree 6, 10006 Aurora Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98133.

7:00 pm - Doors open 
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A 

Guest Speakers: Sterling Noren, Film Director; Paul Guillien, BDR Board President; Shalmarie Wilson and Kevin Woody,  BDR Ambassadors and NMBDR Expedition Members.

Tickets: $10.  Purchase Tickets.

For more information: Call (800) 491-2926 or visit http://www.touratech-usa.com

This event is presented by Touratech-USA and Lynwood Motoplex.

  


NMBDR Premiere in Washington, UT

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Dealership Outlet, 472 W Buena Vista Blvd, Washington, UT 84780

The NMBDR screening will be a a part of the Open House day at the dealership.

This event is presented by Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

More information coming soon.

 


NMBDR Premiere in Spokane, WA

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Westside Motorsports4201 S. Grove Road, Spokane, WA  99224

4:00 pm - Doors open
4:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A

Guest Speaker: Shalmarie Wilson, BDR Ambassador, NMBDR expedition team member, holding a record for the most BDRs (6 total) ridden in one season.

Tickets:  Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds from the event to benefit BDR. RSVP your attendance at (509) 747-1862.

For more information and to RSVP: Call  (509) 747-1862 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1706552952894161/

This event is presented by Westside Motorsports.



NMBDR Premiere in Boise, ID

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St.Boise, ID 83702.

6:00 pm - Doors open for Reception and Sponsors Expo
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A  

Guest Speakers: Shalmarie Wilson, BDR Ambassador, NMBDR expedition team member, holding a record for the most BDRs (6 total) ridden in one season; Bill Whitacre, BDR Ambassador.  

Tickets: $10.  Purchase tickets.  

For more information: Call (208) 336-0367 or visit http://www.bigtwincycles.com

This event is presented by Big Twin Motorcycles and Into the Horizon Adventure Motorcycle Tours.


NMBDR Premiere in Denver, CO

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mayan Theatre110 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. 

7:00 pm - Doors open 
7:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A    

Guest Speakers:  Rob Watt, NMBDR route architect and BDR Board Member; Court Butler of Butler Motorcycle Maps, NMBDR expedition team member and map publisher; Justin Bradshaw, Butler Maps.

Tickets: $10.  Purchase Tickets.

For more information: Call (303) 744-2011 or visit http://www.performancecycle.com

This event is presented by Performance Cycle of Colorado.

Additional support from Wolfman Motorycle LuggageDoubletake Mirror, and Butler Motorcycle Maps.



NMBDR Premiere in Metuchen, NJ

Friday, March 4, 2016

Cross Country Cycle875 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840. 

7:00 pm - Doors open 
7:30 pm - Movie  

For more information and to RSVP: visit the EventBrite link, or call 732-635-0094.

This event is presented by Cross Country Cycle.

 


NMBDR Premiere in Dallas, TX

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Texas Theatre, 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208

1:00 pm - Doors open for Sponsors Expo 
2:00 pm - Movie followed by Q & A

Guest Speakers:  Rob Watt, NMBDR route architect and BDR Board Member.

Tickets: $10.  Purchase Tickets

For more information: Call (972) 881-0774 or visit http://www.bmwmotorcyclesdallas.com

This event is presented by BMW Motorcycles of North Dallas.

Additional support from Southwest Superbikes, Moto Liberty and Motopia.



NMBDR Premiere in Durango, CO

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Moto Cafe Durango, 919 Highway 3, Durango, CO.

The Good Adventure Company and Moto Cafe Durango are hosting an outdoor NMBDR movie event with fire pits and local beer.

Event starts: 6:00 pm.

Tickets: $10 donation at the door to benefit the BDR.  

RSVP at (970) 426-5088 or via email.

This event is presented by The Good Adventure Company and Moto Cafe Durango.



BDR Expo & NMBDR Movie Premiere in Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cannery Hotel & Casino, 2121 East Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89030.

5:30 pm - Doors open for the BDR Expo

7:00 pm - Movie at the Galaxy Theatre followed by Q&A 

We are kicking off the Nevada BDR project scheduled for release beginning of 2017, by hosting a BDR Las Vegas Expo, held in conjunction with the NMBDR movie premiere.  This special event will feature local Nevada businesses and organizations that serve and support the adventure motorcycling community.  

We look forward to presenting the following companies and organizations: 

Presenting SponsorsBMW Motorcycles of Las Vegas,  Great Southwest Moto Adventures, and RideNow Powersports.

Sponsors & ExhibitorsFreedom Cycle Triumph Las Vegas,  Cycle Gear Las Vegas, Jimmy Lewis Off-Road Riding School, North Las Vegas Motor Police, Nevada Commission on TourismMotorcycle Awareness & Rider Safety, Tiny Bikes: Big Change.

Guest Speakers: Kevin Woody, BDR Ambassador and NMBDR Expedition Member, Curtis Cummings, BDR Ambassador and NVBDR Scouting Committee member.

Tickets: Expo admission is free.   Movie Tickets are $12, and seating is limited to 200 guests. Purchase Movie Tickets

For more information: (702) 454-6269  or www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com.

This event is presented by BMW Motorcycles of Las VegasGreat Southwest Moto Adventures, and RideNow Powersports.

 


NMBDR Premiere in Peoria, AZ

Saturday, April 2, 2016

GO AZ Motorcycles in Peoria, 16844 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382.

5:00 pm - Premiere Event begins
6:30 pm - Movie followed by Q&A

Guest Speaker: Rob Watt, NMBDR route architect and BDR Board Member.

Tickets: Complimentary event.  RSVP online at http://www.goazwest.com/eventslist.htm?groupId=46738&itemId=284657 or call (623) 322-6700.

For more information: Call (623) 322-6700 or visit www.goazmotorcycles.com.

This event is presented by GO AZ Motorcycles in Peoria.

 


NMBDR Premiere in Riverside, CA

Date TBA

BMW of Riverside3060 Adams Street, Riverside CA 92504

This event is presented by BMW of Riverside

 


NMBDR Premiere in Portland, OR

Date and Location TBA

 


NMBDR Premiere in Austin, TX

Date and Location TBA



NMBDR Premiere in Anchorage, AK

Date and Location TBA



 




Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage Announces New Products for 2016

 The iconic adventure motorcycling brand Wolfman Luggage has announced exciting product updates and new additions to their collection in 2016.

 

2016 Double Ended Renegade Duffel 

One of the most versatile waterproof bags on the market.  First introduced in 2009, the 2016 version features a number of smart improvements. The closures at each end of the bag roll and fasten to themselves creating the compression and carry handle. Also added and placed in strategic locations are four 2” D-Ring patches, for carrying a small or medium Rolie Bag, bottle holster or almost anything. The four 1” D-Ring patches on the bottom can attach the included Backpack Straps for easy carry.

Capacity: 30 Liters (with 3 rolls on each end).

Retail Price: $129.99

 

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2016 Overland Duffel

Need a bag that's at home in Timbuktu, the Ritz in Manhattan, or on your motorcycle?  Then welcome the all new multi-functional Overland Duffel.  This extremely versatile Duffel fits in the overhead compartment on air planes, works as a sophisticated tail trunk, and functions as a great Overland Travel Duffel. 

The Overland duffel can be carried and worn in many ways:

-As a Traditional Duffel

-As a suit case with its side handle and easy carry end handles.

-As a Shoulder Bag.

-As a Back pack with its removable and adjustable shoulder straps.

-As a Motorcycle Tail trunk with the included mounting straps.

-As an overland travel duffel attached to a rack or tied down in a vehicle.

 

Capacity: 45 liters 

Retail Price: $159.99

 

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2016 Rocky Mountain Saddle Bags

The largest, most comprehensive saddle bags Wolfman has ever produced got an upgarde in 2016,  as a result of years of R&D testing and refinement. 

The secure mounting and compression system keeps these in place on virtually any side rack using the included Universal Saddlebag Straps, while still allowing quick release from the side racks. The subtle cone shape keeps bags level to side racks, and makes packing and unpacking easier.

Internal stiffeners, held in sleeves, secure the load. Flexi-Side Panels allow a range of capacity (23 to 33 liters) to be compressed securely. A grab handle was added on each bag.  The included waterproof liners roll and buckle closed, slide in and out easily and make it simple to keep gear dry. 

Total capacity: 33 liters each bag

Retail Price: $499.99

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2016 Enduro Dry Saddle Bags

The 2016 Enduro Dry Saddle Bags carry a generous load, and mount securely to virtually all Enduro/Dual Sport bikes without the use of a rack.  The capacity has increased to nearly 30 liters.  The bags use wide zipper-less roll-top closures for easy top-loading access and adjust naturally to smaller or larger loads. An optional removable 100% waterproof, custom tailored roll-top liner ensures that gear stays dry in wet conditions.

The design keeps as much of the mounting and closure systems as far away from the pipe as possible. The 8 D-rings allow the addition of a duffel bag, including Wolfman's Double Ended Renegade Duffel; or add a waterproof Rolie Bag or Wolf Bottle Holster.  

Capacity: 14.6 liters each bag

Retail Price: from $214.00

 

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NMBDR Movie Premiere - Washington, UT

NMBDR Premiere in Washington, UT

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Dealership Outlet, 472 W Buena Vista Blvd, Washington, UT 84780

The NMBDR screening will be a a part of the Open House day at the dealership.

This event is presented by Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

More information coming soon.

 

Touratech Zega Pro Panniers

Touratech Zega Pro aluminum panniers are available for most adventure touring motorcycles including BMW R1200GS, F800GS, F650GS KTM 690/990/1190, Ducati Multistrada, Yamaha Super Tenere, Suzuki V-Strom, Kawasaki KLR 650 and many others. Touratech is the #1 brand for quality aluminum motorcycle luggage. Zega Pro panniers have a proven design and are the choice of long-distance motorcycle travelers the world over. See their complete line of motorcycle panniers, luggage and accessories with most items in stock with fast shipping.

ExOfficio Travel Apparel

ExOfficio travel apparel needs no introduction.  Made to Adventure for over 25 years, with features like sun protection, ventilation, travel pocket systems, and built-in insect repellent, their clothes will keep you protected and your bags light on a weekend motorclcye trip or a year-long adventure of a lifetime.  One of their star products is the award-winning Give-N-Go underwear collection, with a new Sport Mesh version perfect for long rides. Odor resistant, moisture wicking, and breathable, you’ll switch over every pair you have for these comfortable boxer briefs.  Just ask the guys on the IDBDR expedition.

A.R.C. Battle Born Adventure Gear

Born from the battles of hardcore adventure riding, A.R.C. Battle Born Adventure gear was developed to offer a versatile, high quality option for adventure motorcyclists at a phenomenal price. The Battle Born Adventure jacket and pant both utilize adjustable zippered venting, zip-in insulated liners, waterproof liners, reflective piping, CE-rated armor and durable shells. If you thrive on adventure riding, the unrelenting reliability of A.R.C. Battle Born Adventure gear is for you.

BDR Partners with NMOHVA to Preserve Riding Opportunities in New Mexico

BDR is excited to announce that we have partnered with the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance (NMOHVA) in an effort to jointly promote, protect and preserve backcountry riding opportunities in the state of New Mexico.

NMOHVA is a statewide 501c(3) nonprofit alliance of motorized off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and organizations. Their mission is to promote, protect, and preserve responsible OHV recreation through education, safety training, and responsible land use ethics.  NMOHVA cooperates with public and private interests to protect and preserve public land access and works to ensure a positive future for OHV recreation in New Mexico.

In addition to collaborating on the ongoing promotion and utilization of the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route, NMOHVA and BDR will be working together to protect and preserve public land access.  BDR has awarded NMOHVA a $500 grant to help advance this mission. 

For more information about NMOHVA, its membership and volunteering opportunities, visit http://nmohva.org.

 

NMOHVA

NMOHVA is a statewide nonprofit alliance of motorized off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and organizations. Thier mission is promoting, protecting, and preserving responsible OHV recreation through education, safety training, and responsible land use ethics. They cooperate with public and private interests to protect and preserve public land access and work to ensure a positive future for OHV recreation in New Mexico.

NMOHVA is also committed to creating additional motorized recreation opportunities in the state of New Mexico. NMOHVA supports local groups working with state and federal land managers and agencies to identify, develop, maintain, and promote appropriate trails and areas for all forms of motorized recreation.

In addition to collaborating on the ongoing promotion and utilization of the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route, NMOHVA and BDR will be working together to protect and preserve public land access.  BDR has awarded NMOHVA a $500 grant to help advance this mission. 

For more information about NMOHVA, its membership and volunteering opportunities, visit http://nmohva.org.

 

 

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

Built by a team of riders as passionate about adventure motorcycling as you are, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has become the go-to source for adventure riders everywhere. With dedicated categories for riding gear, adventure tires, luggage/panniers, camping gear and motorcycle parts, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is your online stop for adventure.

ExOfficio

ExOfficio offers thoughtfully designed adventure apparel that is optimized for comfortable performance in any environment. With features like sun protection, ventilation, travel pocket systems, and built-in insect repellent, their clothing is made to adventure, and will keep you protected and your bags light wherever the journey takes you.

Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage

For over 20 years, Wolfman has designed and manufactured high quality, versatile and functional soft luggage with a strong focus on bags for adventure touring and off-road riding. From single cylinder enduros to multi-cylinder big bikes, there's a Wolfman bag to fit your needs.

Sena Technologies

Sena Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Bluetooth communication devices, including Bluetooth motorcycle intercom. Since its first and flagship product, the SMH10 Bluetooth intercom/headset for Motorcycle helmets, Sena has been a leading provider of Bluetooth communication systems for powersports and other outdoor activities. Sena offers its products worldwide through its global network of distributors, retailers and OEM partners.

Kevin Woody

Location: Woodinville, WA

BDRs Completed: WABDR, UTBDR, AZBDR, NMBDR, IDBDR

Bikes: BMW R1200GSA, BMW F800 GS, KTM EXC500, 1974 Suzuki Trials, BMW GTL1600 and Ducati GT1000

Role: Co-Chair of the BDR Ambassadors Committee, East Coast BDR Scouting.

About: A successful business man and a tireless volunteer for many other causes, Kevin is now directing his energy and passion towards improiving and growing BDR. 

Tracy Jeffries

Location: Cle Elum, WA

BDRs Completed: WABDR

Bikes: KTM 1190, XChallenge and KTM 350

Role: Co-Chair of the BDR Ambassadors Committee

About: A true champion of the local ADV scene, Tracy has volunteered for BDR since the founding of the organization in 2010. An ADV instructor and an industry insider, Tracy has inspired men and women to be better dirt riders, and has helped foster many relationships in the local ADV community.

Death Valley Desert Ride - 3rd Annual BDR Fundraiser - April 14-17, 2016 - SOLD OUT

This event is sold out. Email us to get on the waiting list.
We look forward to exploring Death Valley with new and old friends!


Join the BDR Team, Members, Ambassadors, and other industry professionals and ADV enthusiasts for the third annual BDR Desert Fundraiser, and help raise funds required to create new routes and preserve riding opportunities for the ADV community.

BDR Fundraiser

 

THE THIRD ANNUAL BDR DESERT FUNDRAISER RIDE TO BE HELD IN DEATH VALLEY, CA 

Thursday, April 14 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Ranch at Furnace Creek

Highway 190, Death Valley, CA 92328

$785 per person (10% discount for BDR Members)

Limited to 50 Riders

Kick off the riding season by exploring the best backcountry trails of the world renowned Death Valley basin. Enjoy spectacular desert scenery, colorful geology, and breathtaking wilderness, while you learn the remarkable Western history, make new friends, and gaze at the stars in one of the largest Dark Sky Parks in the world!

The western-themed grounds of the Ranch at Furnace Creek in the heart of the Death Valley National Park is the base camp for this year's fundraiser.    

WHAT’S INCLUDED

*Note: A limited number of Tent Camping and full hook-up RV Sites is available on a first come first served basis. Please indicate your need for RV or dry camping at the time of the reservation.

All motorcycles must be licensed, street legal, and dual-sport or adventure type.

You’ll have a chance to win prizes from our sponsors KLIM, ExOfficio, Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage, Touratech-USA, Butler Motorcycle Maps, Trailmaster Adventure Gear, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures, DoubleTake Mirror, and other sponsors.

 

ATTENDING THE DEATH VALLEY DESERT RIDE

Tickets to attend the event are $785 per person, and space is limited to 50 guests. A discounted price of $350 is offered to wives/partners of attending riders, covering all meals and camping/RV hook up.

The deadline to book your tickets is March 15, 2016.

Reserve your tickets online.

Ticket Options

 

Call 206-383-6233 to make your reservation over the phone. 

Or send your check to: Backcountry Discovery Routes, 4021 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98108, USA.

For questions or more information, email info@backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com or call 206-383-6233.

 

BIKE RENTALS

For your convenience, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures is offering adventure motorcycle rentals on location. Simply call Colorado Motorcycle Adventures at 720.505.2030 to reserve your bike of choice for the event. They will bring the bike to the event for you free of charge and have it ready to ride.

Death Valley bike rental

 

Furnace Creek Ranch

Furnace Creek Ranch Pool

BDR Death Valley Ride

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release: BDR Announces Its 2016 Membership Program

Seattle, WA - (November 10, 2015) - Since 2010, the non-profit organization Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) has inspired thousands of adventure motorcyclists to take advantage of the riding opportunities available in the United States.  BDR has produced six backcountry routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel.  These routes include feature-length expedition documentaries, maps, free planning resources and GPS tracks used by thousands of motorcyclists each year.  

Now, just in time for the Holidays, BDR has launched its all new 2016 Annual Membership Program, featuring perks and giveaways from over 20 ADV brands.  The BDR Membership Program helps fund the creation of future routes, and gives the community a way to contribute to preserving off-pavement riding opportunities.

BDR Members can choose from three levels of support, each with unique and exciting benefits that include up to $500 in products, discounts and members-only privileges provided by BDR and its participating sponsors.

“Its exciting to see the growth of the BDR Membership Program over the last year, with more riders joining the program every day, and more companies wanting to participate by providing valuable incentives for the BDR community,” said Inna Thorn, BDR Manager.  “As a result of the Program, BDR is able to continue its mission to create new adventure routes, and support initiatives that promote access to and responsible use of public land.” 

People can help to preserve off-pavement adventure riding opportunities by becoming a BDR member today.  Visit www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/BDR-Memberships, email info@backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com or call 206-383-6233.

 The BDR Membership program is made possible by the following companies who think you should have more ADV riding opportunities:  Touratech-USA, KLIM Technical Riding Gear, Rever, Trailmaster Adventure Gear, ExOfficio, SENA Technologies, Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage, Nemo Equipment, DoubleTake Mirror, Black Dog Cycle Works, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures, Cyclops Adventure Sports, PSSOR, Rottweiler PerformanceADVMoto Magazine, Moto-Skiveez, Giant Loop, Camel ADV, Dirt Bike Safety Training, RoadRUNNER Magazine, Cycle Wipes, MotoDiscovery, and BMW MOA.

BDR Membership 2016

Sneak Peak of the NMBDR at the Touratech Store Rally

Join us for a sneak peak slide show of the newest BDR route, the NMBDR, presented by BDR Ambassadors and NMBDR expedition team members Kevin Woody and Shalmarie Willson.

This presentation is part of the Touratech In-Store Winter Rally.

Saturday, January 5, 2015
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Touratech-USA Headquarters
4021 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
 

Come by early to grab a Free Italian sandwich by Wise-Guy Food truck. 

 NMBDR slide show

 

The Touratech in-store winter rally is from 10 am to 4 pm, and here are 10 reasons why you won't want to miss it this Saturday:

10) Spin the Prize Wheel 

We’ll have a prize wheel, and everybody that attends our In-Store Rally gets one chance to spin it. You could win anything from a t-shirt to a helmet or a set of panniers.

 

9) Snacks

Everybody loves snacks!

 

8) SAVE 10% off of all in-store purchases! Get yourself or the rider on your holiday shopping list the best adventure gear in the world at a sweet discount.

 

7) Ride in Madagascar

Learn about the amazing Touratech contest: The United People of Adventure.

 

6) Touratech Clearance Items

We have a whole stack of great gear at unheard of prices. Now is the time to start preparing for riding season.

 

5) Meet members of the Backcountry Discovery Routes Team

You’ve seen the documentaries. Maybe you’ve ridden the routes, now you can exchange stories with some of the backcountry Discovery Routes team members and hear about the brand new New Mexico route! Kevin Woody will do a presentation at 12:30 pm. 

 

4) Meet Reps from SheAdv

SheAdv, the new women’s adventure riding group is sure to become an integral part of the riding community. The ladies that are making it happen will be in-store to meet riders interested in becoming part of the excitement!

 

3) FREE LUNCH from Wiseguys

Who doesn’t like a FREE Italian sandwich. Get them while they last. Lunch starts at 11AM! 

 

2) See the New Touratech Aventuro Mod Helmet

There is only one Touratech Mod Helmet in North America and it is at Touratech-USA. Check it out and pre-order yours!

1) We’re never open on Saturday!!!!


Touratech InStore Rally


Sneak Peak of the NMBDR at the Touratech Store Rally

 

Join us for a sneak peak slide show of the newest BDR route, the NMBDR, presented by BDR Ambassadors and NMBDR expedition team members Kevin Woody and Shalmarie Willson.

This presentation is part of the Touratech In-Store Winter Rally.

Saturday, December 5, 2015
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Touratech-USA Headquarters
4021 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
 

Come by early to grab a Free Italian sandwich by Wise-Guy Food truck. 

 NMBDR slide show

 

The Touratech in-store winter rally is from 10 am to 4 pm, and here are 10 reasons why you won't want to miss it this Saturday:

10) Spin the Prize Wheel 

We’ll have a prize wheel, and everybody that attends our In-Store Rally gets one chance to spin it. You could win anything from a t-shirt to a helmet or a set of panniers.

 

9) Snacks

Everybody loves snacks!

 

8) SAVE 10% off of all in-store purchases! Get yourself or the rider on your holiday shopping list the best adventure gear in the world at a sweet discount.

 

7) Ride in Madagascar

Learn about the amazing Touratech contest: The United People of Adventure.

 

6) Touratech Clearance Items

We have a whole stack of great gear at unheard of prices. Now is the time to start preparing for riding season.

 

5) Meet members of the Backcountry Discovery Routes Team

You’ve seen the documentaries. Maybe you’ve ridden the routes, now you can exchange stories with some of the backcountry Discovery Routes team members and hear about the brand new New Mexico route! Kevin Woody will do a presentation at 12:30 pm. 

 

4) Meet Reps from SheAdv

SheAdv, the new women’s adventure riding group is sure to become an integral part of the riding community. The ladies that are making it happen will be in-store to meet riders interested in becoming part of the excitement!

 

3) FREE LUNCH from Wiseguys

Who doesn’t like a FREE Italian sandwich. Get them while they last. Lunch starts at 11AM! 

 

2) See the New Touratech Aventuro Mod Helmet

There is only one Touratech Mod Helmet in North America and it is at Touratech-USA. Check it out and pre-order yours!

1) We’re never open on Saturday!!!!


Touratech InStore Rally

ExOfficio Renews Its Support of BDR, Outfits the NMBDR Expedition Team

Photos by Jon Beck

 

The travel apparel brand ExOfficio has renewed its support of the BDR organization for the second year in a row as the official apparel sponsor of the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route.

ExOfficio on the NMBDR

ExOfficio outfitted the NMBDR expedition team for the upcoming NMBDR documentry.  Here's what the BDR crew reported about their favourite ExOfficio pieces:

ExOfficio on the NMBDR

"The ExOfficio Give-n-Go boxer briefs are the best investment in clothing I have made in years. They support very well and keep down the heat because of the breathing material they are made of.  No crazy bulky seams to rub you raw.  During the full two rides I only wore the underwear under my riding pants. Never any issues of stretching or material failure.  By far the best pair of underwear I have ever worn."       --- Kevin Woody, NMBDR Expedition Member and BDR Ambassador 
ExOfficio on NMBDR
 

 ExOfficio on the NMBDR

"'Functional' clothing with an acute sense of style is a rare thing. Several of the ExOfficio pieces have become my “go to” items for daily use - down to the socks. While one might not consider the look of socks as overly crucial, it’s nice to sport something unique when walking around shoeless on an airplane. The underwear has a cool look as well, I’ll leave it up to the reader to decide when that becomes important.

ExOfficio on the NMBDR

My favourite pieces?  Virtually every “adventure” photography job I do makes use of the BugsAway Adventure Hat and Storm Logic jacket.  The BugsAway Adventure Hat folds perfectly into most any camera bag (big plus for me), and effectively keeps bugs away from my face while I’m shooting.  The Storm Logic jacket’s ability to convert into an airplane pillow is a huge plus when flying between different climates, or even camping at different altitudes.  The Amphi Pants seem at home in a campsite or office building.  Most often put into daily use are the Trip’r and Air Strip shirts, Amphi pants, Give-n-Go briefs, and BugsAway Hiker Crew Socks. Extremely comfortable with a look that fits a variety of contexts."         --- Jon Beck, ADV Photographer, Journalist, Actor

ExOfficio on the NMBDR

"My favorite piece was the Women's Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Bikini Briefs.  I give the briefs 5 stars!  They are truly cool, fresh and comfortable.  I love the stretch to fit, active, ultralight mesh, and smooth fabric waistband.

I also liked the Women's Sol Cool Long Sleeve Shirt.  When you are out in the sunny elements of 80+ degree temperatures all day long, it's nice to know that you are being protected with Icefil® treated fabric. The shirt feels nice and cool against the body.  I liked knowing that it has the highest sun protection rating for a garment, with UPF 50+.        --- Shalmarie Wilson, BDR Ambassador.  (Shal is holding the record for the most consecutive BDR's ridden - 5 in one season!)

ExOfficio on the NMBDR

 

THE VERDICT: If you're looking to update your adventure travel wardrobe with lightweight, quick-drying performance clothing for your time off the bike, ExOfficio clothing and underwear should be at the top of your shopping list.

 

A panel of travel experts recently selected ExOfficio Give-N-Go® Underwear as one of 20 finalists in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice “Best Gift for Adventurers” travel award. The Top 10 products will be awarded by popular vote.  If you had exceptional experience with ExOfficio underwear, vote now through the end of the voting period, 11/23 at noon eastern time. 

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-gift-for-adventurers/exofficio-give-n-go-underwear/

 

 

Help Fend Off the Public Closure of the Eastern Section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

We are aksing for your help to fend off the public closure of the Eastern Section of the John Wayne Pioneer (a.k.a. Iron Horse Trail) Trail in Washington!

The Washington State Parks is considering returning this section east of the Columbia River to the adjacent land owners. Meetings to determine the future of the trail are held in the next two weeks.  

Visit these links for more information about the issue:

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/outdoors/proposal-to-close-part-of-john-wayne-trail-draws-fire/

http://www.capitalpress.com/Washington/20151104/washington-lawmaker-plans-meetings-on-troubled-trail

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tekoatrailandtrestle/

Advocate to keep the trail open by contacting the State Parks and asking them to keep ownership of the trail. If they were to open this section up to two-wheeled motorcycle use, it could be used to connect Eastern Washington to the WABDR! 

Email Commission@parks.Wa.gov to share a message similar to this one:

"We would like to see the eastern section of the John Wayne Trail kept open and NOT transferred back to adjacent land owners. Would the state consider opening this trail up to street-legal two-wheeled vehicles (a.k.a. enduro and adventure motorcycles) and snowmobiles?  If bikes rode this trail regularly it would keep the weeds and grass down thus minimizing trail maintenance. It would be a shame to see this public treasure lost just because of trail use restrictions. Trails like this (and routes like the WABDR) when opened up to motorized-use bring in visitors from outside our state. It's an adventure tourist's dream to ride through land like the rolling hills of eastern WA."

Thank you for doing your part to keep trails and roads open for all adventure seekers!

 

John Wayne Pioneer trail 

John Wayne trail

John Wayne Pioneer Trail

 

UTBDR Update: LaSal Store/Gas Station Reopens

UPDATE: November 6, 2015

We have just learned that the LaSal Store and gas station is now back open with new owners. 

 

ATTN: UTBDR Riders,

LaSal Store/Gas stop had closed and has no plans at this time to reopen.  This leaves no place for food or gas in between Monticello and Moab along the UTBDR. You may however find gas at the 3-Step Hideaway (www.3-stephideaway.com) as well as a meal.  Here is a link to th article int he San Juan Record.

La Sal Store Closes

RawHyde Adventures - Training, Tours & Special Events

With two state-of-the-art ADV training centers in California and Colorado,  unique training programs, rallies and special events, RawHyde is the definition of adventure.  They are the #1 Enduro training facility in the country, and the official BMW training center endorsed by BMW Motorrad North America.  RawHyde's BMW Off-road Academy is one of the only 9 places in the entire world where you can learn to ride a BMW GS the way it was meant to be ridden.  So don’t wait any further, sign up for one of RawHyde’s programs and learn to ride like a pro. 

Dave Swezey

Location:  Everett, WA

BDR's completed:  WABDR

Bikes:  BMW F800GS, BMW R1150GS ADV, Honda CRF450X, Kawasaki Ninja 250, Suzuki SV650

In their own words:  As the GM of a local dealership, an entrepreneur, and especially with my personal passion for backcounty adventures, I feel that my experience, knowledge, and years of introducing and sharing dualsport adventures with others will assist in the growth of the BDR.  Ok... I really just love sharing a meal around the campfire and swapping stories and laughs about who had the best or worst creek crossing or mud fest! 

Jonathan Scheeler

Location:  Richmond, VA

BDR's:  COBDR

Bikes:  BMW GLT, KTM 250, R6

About:  I am interested in anything that evokes the spirit of riding and donating to anything that protects our ability to ride on public lands.

Jack O'Connor

Location:  Pt Pleasant, NJ

BDR's completed: 

Bikes:  Husky TR 650

About:  I would like to support and help create the East Coast BDR.

Mark Neville

Location:  San Anotnio, TX

BDR's completed:  COBDR

Bikes:  G650GS, F650GS, K1200RS, YZ25F, SR500, Fat Boy

About:  I wish to contribute my time and experience for the benfit of others.

Curtis Cummings

Location:  Las Vegas, NV

BDR's completed:  AZBDR, COBDR

Bikes:  GS, KLR, RT

About:  I have been an 0ff-road advocate for decades.  A rider for 45 years and am passionate about route preservation and promoting safe, respectful and responsible riding practices.  I love to share the sport with others and help them gain the confidence to ADV on their own and with friends. 

I am looking to promote responsible motorcycling and off-road recreation, perserve access for future generations and make a positive impact on those around me.  Other than that - Let's Ride!

Rob Kirby

Location:  Riverside, CA

BDR's completed:  COBDR

Bikes:  BMW 1200GSA, BMW F800GS, Husqvarna FE 501S

About:  I want to get the word out, so people can enjoy our back roads.  I wish to help people be aware of whats our there and what we stand tolose if we don't respectfully use our public land.

Bill Hearne

Location:  Rapid City, SD

BDR's completed: 

Bikes:  Beta 520, KTM 690E, 990 adv, Honda 450X

About:  I wish to enhance new BDR trail development.

MotoDiscovery

Since 1981, MotoDiscovery has been riding the often overlooked roads of the world seeking authentic destinations off the beaten path.   With their unique selection of motorcycle tours in over 40 countries, including Cuba, Myanmar and Turkey, MotoDiscovery has found its way into the hearts of many spirited men and women.  In addition to guiding tours around the world, MotoDiscovery can design a custom tour of a lifetime for you and your friends.  With over three decades of serving the adventure motorcycling community, you can count on MotoDiscovery to Experience Authentic Adventure.™

Chuck McNeal

Location:  Ft. Collins, CO

BDR's:  COBDR, UTBDR, AZBDR, NMBDR

Bikes:  KTM 990 ADV, 450 XCW

About:  Love the sport, love the cause, I've helped scout the CO, AZ and NM routes.

Shalmarie Wilson

Location:  WA

BDR's completed:  AZBDR, COBDR, WABDR, IDBDR, NMBDR

Bikes:  BMW F650 GS, Honda 250X

About:  I AM A BDR FAN!  I love how the program is setup and want to be apart of it's continued success.  I just completed a 27,000 mile tour of North America.  About 5,200 miles of that was on five of the BDRs. 

Stephanie Terrien

Location:  WA

BDR's completed:  AZBDR, COBDR, WABDR, IDBDR

Bikes:  BMW F650 GS, Honda 250

About:  I want to share my love of the BDRs with others, help the organization continue to do what they do, and encourage women to ride the BDRs.

Hank Shaw

Location:  Topanga, CA

BDR's:  IDBDR, AZBDR, UTBDR

Bikes:  BMW R1200GS, Honda XR650L, KTM 450 EXC

About:  I believe in the mission of the BDR. I've been surprised when other riders are unaware of this terrific resource. Given my professional background and capabilities, I think I can help get the word out in a way that makes the BDRs more accessible to the off-road riding community.

Robert Reger

Location:  Boulder, CO

BDR's completed: COBDR, UTBDR

Bikes:  BMW F800GS, Yamaha Super Tenere, Yamaha WR250R

About: Strong BELIEF In the BDR organization and its mission.  I have a long history working with Nonprofit Marketing Efforts, and have a PASSION for the sport, the programs and all that the BDR stands for.

Greg Hilchey

Location:  Olympia, WA

BDR's completed: WABDR

Bikes:   KTM690, Yama WR250R, Honda CRF250X

About:  I am a on and off road motorcycle instructor.   I am an ambassador to the sport and industry already.

 

Dennis Godwin

Location:  Buena Park, CA

BDR's completed:  WABDR

Bikes:  BMW 1200GSA, XR600R, Gas Gas 300

About: I'm a riding fool, most years I log around 30,000 miles.  I ride my fair share of dirt, rallies, compititions, and events.  I love being around adv minded people and would like to invest my fair share of time and effert so that more people can live and ride the adv life I've come to love.

Lance Gines

Location:  Bosie, ID

BDR's completed:  IDBDR

Bikes:  BMW R1200GSA, 1200GS, 800GS, KTM 1190R, Kawasaki KLR650

About:  I am a big advocate of Adventure riding.  I am a member of the GS Giants, an organization that promotes Adventure riding around the world.  I am happy to help grow the BDR here in Idaho or elsewhere.  I know the Idaho backcountry as well as anyone and look forward to supporting the BDR mission. 

Jerry Bronstrup

Location: Newhall, CA

BDR's completed:    AZBDR, UTBDR

Bikes:  KTM, BMW, Honda

About:  I am a prolific and passioned rider, writer, and graphic artist, photographer, and pretty good trail cook, tire changer and "half assed  McGiverish"  trail mechanic.

Brian Tome

Location:  Cincinnati, OH

BDR's completed:  COBDR, UTBDR, AZBDR

Bikes:  BMW 200GSA, KZ650, Harley Ironhead

About:  I've probably converted more people from street bikes to dualsport riding than anyone except charlie Boorman and Ian. I am passionate for people to get into this sport because it builds character, relationships and confidence like few other things. We live in a day and time where adventure is something you read about but don't experience for yourself. In that environment, we have lost something. Adventure riding is good for the soul and I'm passionate about enabling others to experience it. The BDR mission of simplifying the routes is the best thing to make the sport accessible to newbies.

Nathan Renstrom

Location:  Jacksonville, FL

BDR's:  WABDR

Bikes:  Vstrom 650, XR400R, Suzuki TC100

About:  I am interested in being involved with BDR coming east. Passion for ADV Motorcycling and off-road riding for 17 years.

Roger Pattison

Location:  Taos Ski Valley, NM

BDRs Completed: NMBDR

Bikes: BMW R1200GSA, KTM 500EXC, Bultaco Sherpa-T, Honda CT110, Mecatechno Electric

About: I want to help insure the NMBDR remains viable as well as generate interest and recruit volunteers to assist with this objective.

Dennis McGinness

Location: Nokesville, VA

BDR's:  COBDR 

Bikes:  BMW R1200GS, WR250

About: I liike to participate in opening riding possibilities to others. My life experiences confirm to me that snow machines, ATVs, and motorcycle owners have to organize and press for their rights to continue to enjoy the state and national parks.  Also as a rider and adventure oriented person, I am inspired by what has already been accomplished by the BDR team and I would like to join in and assist with further building of this endeavor.

 

Timothy James

Location:  Bergen County, NJ

BDR's completed:  UTBDR, parts of AZBDR, COBDR, WABDR

Bikes:  BMW R1200GSA, BMW F800GS, Husky TE450, Yamaha WR250R

About:  I'm a big fan of the BDR organization and an avid motorcyclist and adventure rider.  I would love to be involved in creating BDR routes on the east coast and I'm looking forward to volunteering my services to help make this happen.

David Emery

Location:  Olalla, WA

BDR's:  WABDR, UTBDR

Bikes:  KTM 690R, BMW R1150GS

About:  I am interested in being involved with this great cause, wonderful vision, and it's a chance for me to help in a small way

Pine Barrens Adventure Camp Riding School & Seven Mountains Adventure Resort New Jersey and Pennsylvania

The East Coast's most popular adventure motorcycle touring and training company. Sponsored by BMW of Manhattan, they specialize in GS and Big Bike training for off-pavement riding and eco-touring, and feature enduro champion and veteran adventure instructors.  The adventure camp also offers weekend tours of the Pinelands National Reserve, and their new Seven Mountains Adventure Resort will feature world class quality accommodations, touring and instruction.  For more than 10 years, the people behind the Pine Barrens School have organized one of the best attended AMA National Adventure rides, the Pine Barrens 500.  They are also the preferred supplier of adventure routes and training classes for the Touratech Rally East event.

Cooper's Cafe & General Store (Ardenvoir, WA)

Gas station, cafe and a general store.

The Pony Expresso (Dolores, CO)

More than just a coffee shop....a bakery, a gallery, a place to connect, unwind and enjoy.

Rodeway Inn (Stevenson, WA)

Nestled in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest off Highway 14 and Interstate 84 near the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Rivermist Mountain Top Estate B&B (Stevenson, WA)

Nestled on five wooded acres catering to those seeking relaxation surrounded by natural beauty and spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia River from the cedar lodge with over 5,000 square feet and a 23-foot ceiling.

Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge (Stevenson, WA)

The Lodge offers eight themed studios in four modern log cabins. No TVs or in-room phones. Cell service and free Wi-Fi are available in guest rooms as well as around the city.  Fully-oufitted kitchenettes, gas fireplaces, shared and private heated soaking pools, outdoor decks facing the river, and low rates ( $89, $109, and $219.)

Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

Ride in comfort and style with Colorado's premiere adventure motorcycling and rental company, located in Denver, CO.  Colorado Motorcycle Adventures is a BMW Motorrad partner and the only BMW certified touring company in the USA. They offer late model dual-sport motorcycles, provide route suggestions, self-guided tours, and all-inclusive guided tours of the Rocky Mountains. Whether you want a one day adventure or a two week ride-of-a-lifetime, the guys at Colorado Motorycle Adventures have over 20 years of experience riding motorcycles across the country, and will put their knowledge and expertise to work for you. Your ride awaits. Live Large, Explore More!

Oregon Motorcycle Rental

Located in Hood River, OR, since 2010, Oregon Motorcycle Rental offers premiere off road motorcycle rentals, training and touring, and caters to enthusiasts who want to up their skill level on some of the best Singletrack Riding available anywhere.  The only place in the Northwest to rent hardcore offroad bikes, like the latest models of KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles dedicated to offroad Singletrack Touring. They also stock all the gear you'll need to have an Epic day in the saddle.  From Beginner to Advanced, training and touring is available year round.  For more information, visit their website or call 509-281-0156.
 

ADV Rentals

ADV Rentals, is as a division of RawHyde Adventures, so they know what ADV motorcycling is all about. ADV Rentals has the largest fleet of dual-sport ready BMW GS' in the country.  Their focus is to provide anything and everything you would need for your epic motorcycle adventure; from GPS units to camping equipment.  Depending on your needs, ADV Rentals can even create an exciting and custom itinerary just for you. Their skilled and friendly tour guides will ensure that your trip is exciting, adventurous and safe. Or, if you would like to experience your ride solo, their self-guided GPS tours will ensure that you experience the landscape and country at your own pace. 

House of Motorrad

Explore the majestic mountains of Colorado and all of the U.S. aboard an adventure-ready motorcycle of your dreams from the House of Motorrad.  They are headquartered at 5446 Conestoga Ct. Boulder, Colorado 80301.  Choose from the latest ADV models from BMW, KTM, and Triumph, updated annually. House of Motorrad also rents accessories like GPS, bluetooth and riding gear.  So, when you think about taking that awesome COBDR ride or going anywhere in Colorado and beyond, do it with the House of Motorrad.  It's really easy!

Heavy Summer Rains Affect the BDRs

Due to record rains in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah this summer, many of the roads have been washed out or significantly changed from their normal conditions.  Please be aware that roads which were considered easy may have changed into roads that are difficult and even impassable.  We will try to update you on sections as we hear of them.

LaSal Pass (North Side) has become extremely difficult and rocky due to recent rains.  It is to be considered an EXPERT only section at this time until repairs are made.  Please use the alternate winter route which goes around LaSal Pass.

Many other sections in Utah may also experienced flooding and caution should be used  when riding this route. Please travel at your own discretion when following a BDR route.

Also, if you have any information or knowledge of any other roads that have heavy damage from the recent storms, please contact us so we can pass on the information.

Latest Update from the UTBDR:

Sept, 22, 2015 - In Section 4 Wellington to Currant Creek Hwy 40 on the UTBDR, there are two sections that received heavy damage due to recent rain. The Argyle Canyon Rd: multiple sections of the road are in dire need of repair but rideable.  Approach all blind corners with caution.  There are multiple dropoffs to stream beds on the downhill side of the road.  

One section of the road (approx. 150 yards long) that is entirely wiped out, but rideable on the bike.  Use discretion while crossing the stream bed (see picture looking east).

The second road damage is on the FR168 (Water Hollow Rd) that links FR148 to FR149.  The upper half of this road has significant water damage.  Large washout drainages. Be very careful descending this road; especially when it is wet. 

La Sal Mountains Utah BDR

Sandia BMW (Albuquerque, NM)

Sandia BMW, the official dealership of the NMBDR, is located in Albuquerque, NM at 6001 Pan American Frwy. Albuquerque sits right at the I-40 & I-25 crossroadsm with the Sandia mountains being a gateway to some of the best riding in the country. The dealership is also within 200 miles of the Colorado border and the four corners of NM, UT, CO, & AZ. Sandia is a full service dealerships specializing in BMW Motorcycle sales, service, genuine BMW parts, and Accessories.  

Santa Fe BMW (Santa Fe, NM)

The Santa Fe BMW dealership is located off I-25 and Cerillos road in Santa Fe NM.  The dealerships is a full service dealership specializing in BMW Motorcycle sales, service, genuine BMW parts, and Accessories.  

 

Trailmaster Adventures

Trailmaster Adventures was started out of the love for adventure riding by Rob Watt. At first it was just a name to put on shirts and hats to give to friends. Like most of us who ride, our adventure bike takes us into some of the most beautiful places in the world. We are always trying to figure out how we can do this full time and to turn our passion into reality.

NEMO

Adventure Anywhere™
NEMO is an award-winning innovative outdoor gear manufacturer designing the industry's only AirSupported™ (AST®) tents utilizing low-pressure airbeams instead of traditional aluminum poles for support. NEMO's AST® sets up fast, is strong in high winds, and packs down small.

Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

Colorado Motorcycle Adventures is Colorado's premiere motorcycle rental and adventure company. Specializing in unforgettable adventures - from guided tours to motorcycle rentals for your own journey through the most spectacular riding in the country - they deliver experiences you'll never forget. They offer late-model rental motorcycles, riding gear, pick up and delivery service, custom route planning for epic Colorado riding, and five-star guided tours, inlcuding tours of most BDR routes.

ADVMoto

Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto) covers the fast growing world of adventure sport and touring riding. From exploring your backyard to the most remote corners of the world, ADVMoto takes you there through the stories of ordinary people achieving extraordinary dreams. With print and digital editions available in many formats and bookstores, also check out their website for the latest News, Reviews, Spotlights and Global Event Calendar. Use the promo code "ADVBDR" to get 20% OFF on your 1 year print or digital subscription.

[teknik]studios

Teknik Studios is a web and mobile app development firm for small and medium business and is proud to support the adventure motorcycle community.

Noren Films

Noren Films is about travel, adventure and discovery and produces adventure motorcycling films, television documentaries, instructional DVDs and custom productions for clients including GlobeRiders, BMW Motorcycles, Touratech, and Rawhyde Adventures.

BDR and BMW MOA Renew their Partnership for the 5th Consecutive Year

BMW Motorcycle Owners of America is among a handful of businesses and organizations that have been supporting BDR from the very beginning.  For the last 5 years BMW MOA and BDR have been helping to promote camaraderie and friendship among motorcyclists, and specicifically BMW owners, making the experience of riding and owning a BMW Motorcycle even more enjoyable. Together, we support communication and a sense of family among BMW riders.

The BMW Motorcycle Owners of America is a passionate community of 30,000+ BMW owners with exclusive club benefits that include the monthly BMW Owners News magazine, a national and regional rallies, roadside assistance program with tire replacement, 24/7 call center hotline, online forum for 30,000+ BMW experience, many member benefits and discounts, plus so much more.  Visit www.bmwmoa.org for more information and to join.


We are looking forward to attending the BMW MOA Rally in Billings, MT on July 23-25, where BDR will have an indoor booth.

Visit us at Booth #B213 to get information on existing and future routes, share your BDR stories, and ask questions.  Sign up to become a BDR Member, and win prizes from our sponsors Touratech, ExOfficio, Butler Maps, and KLIM.  We'll have available for sale at the booth new BDR t-shirts for Men and Women, and BDR Maps and DVD’s.

CEO of Touratech-USA and BDR Board President Paul Guillien will be giving two presentations on the IDBDR.  Come get the latest information and details about the IDBDR route.  Learn about new BDR programs and future plans.  Bring your questions and stories, and hear it from the man who's been there from the start and ridden all the BDRs.  

Thursday, July 23 at 3:30pm, Room 4   AND   Friday, July 24 at 2:15pm, Room 6

 

 

 

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Big Twin BMW (Boise, ID)

The riding, both on and off road, in the Northwest is fantastic and Boise Idaho is in the heart of it. Whether your interests are tearing up the mountain twisties, bombing desert trails or enjoying miles of breathtaking scenery, it all is a short ride from Boise. Big Twin Motorcycles offers premier customer service and welcomes intrepid 2 wheel adventurers no matter what brand you ride. They can help chart your ride and provide the support you need to make your Northwest motorcycling adventure enjoyable and memorable. Big Twin Motorcycles is convenient to the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route and should be a destination for anyone who wants to get the most out of the IDBDR experience. They're located at 2816 Orchard St. in Boise, ID, and are convenient to the Boise airport and just off of Interstate 84 at exit 52.

Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

Ride in comfort and style with Colorado's premiere adventure motorcycling and rental company, located in Denver, CO.  Colorado Motorcycle Adventures is a BMW Motorrad partner and the only BMW certified touring company in the USA. They offer late model dual-sport motorcycles, provide route suggestions, self-guided tours, and all-inclusive guided tours of the Rocky Mountains, as well as tours on the BDR's. Whether you want a one day adventure or a two week ride-of-a-lifetime, the guys at Colorado Motorycle Adventures have over 20 years of experience riding motorcycles across the country, and will put their knowledge and expertise to work for you. Your ride awaits. Live Large, Explore More!

Dual Sport School

Learn to ride a GS or other big bore adventure bike while riding the best trails in the country. Utah's first ADV training center, the Dual Sport School offers 2-day and 4-day ADV training classes amidst the most beautiful and diverse terrain in the world. They also offer custom guided rides in the Western states.  The trainings are priced to allow anyone with the desire to learn ADV riding an opportunity to ride now. So, before you head out to ride in the sand, mud, gravel, water, and rock, and before you ride your first BDR, learn the basics of dual sport riding OR brush up on your existing skills, at the Dual Sport School.  With proper instruction and practicing the correct skills, you will enjoy the ADV sport even more.

Oregon Motorcycle Rental

Located in Hood River, OR, since 2010, Oregon Motorcycle Rental offers premiere off road motorcycle rentals, training and touring, and caters to enthusiasts who want to up their skill level on some of the best Singletrack Riding available anywhere.  The only place in the Northwest to rent hardcore offroad bikes, like the latest models of KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles dedicated to offroad Singletrack Touring.  They also stock all the gear you'll need to have an Epic day in the saddle.  From Beginner to Advanced, training and touring is available year round.  For more information, visit their website or call 509-281-0156.
 

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.

The Inaugural Wickenburg Desert Ride to Benefit the BDR

Thursday, March 20th - Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Boyd Ranch, Wickenburg, Arizona

All inclusive weekend - $785 per person

Limited Number of Riders - 45 Riders

This special event will take place at The Boyd Ranch, a private 160 acres ranch in the middle of the Arizona desert with the Hassayampa River running through it.

What’s Included

Note: Tent Camping is available on site with no reservations needed.  If you do not wish to camp, there are two options.  You may bring a motorhome or trailer and camp at the event.  There are no hook-ups, so its considered primitive camping.  Or you may stay at one of the four motels in Wickenburg.  Motel rooms are not included in the registration fee.

Due to restrictions from the Boyd Ranch, we can not allow any ATV’s, UTV’s or dirt bikes.

All motorcycles must be licensed, street legal, and dual-sport or adventure type.

Attending the Wickenburg Desert Ride

Tickets to attend the event are $785 per person, and space is limited.  To make your reservation, email info@backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com or call 206-383-6233.  The deadline to book your tickets is February 15, 2014.

You can pay with a credit card over the phone (add $35 processing fee for credit card transactions), or send a check to:

Backcountry Discovery Routes, a 501(c)(4) non-profit
4021 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98108, USA

If you'd like to rent an ADV-ready bike for the Wickenburg Ride, rentals are available through Colorado Motorcycle Adventures

All event participants will receive a special BDR logo camping chair as a gift.

BDR camping chair

And can win prizes from our sponsors KLIM, Cyclops Adventure SportsRottweiler PerformanceTouratech-USAButler Motorcycle MapsNEMO EquipmentTrailmaster Adventure Gear, and other sponsors. 

 


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River Pilot Tours

Based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, River Pilot Tours is a full service international tour company offering a variety of engaging motorcycle touring packages in the U.S.A and abroad. Packages include FIT self drives, fully guided tours, self-guided GPS tours in the U.S.A, or even extravagant motorcycle and horseback riding in Mongolia. They have wholesale access to rental motorcycles and cars, hotels, airlines, attractions and even offer scouting and support services for business and private individuals. Take a few weeks off and give River Pilot a call. They'll take care of the rest.  River Pilot - Come Along For The Ride.

Sec 1 Four Corners to Telluride

The official start of the COBDR begins at the Four Corners Monument where the borders of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado converge. This is Tribal land so backcountry travel is very limited. The official BDR track follows paved roads to the small town of Dolores before peeling off onto the dirt. Riders can fill up with fuel there before heading north on a mix of narrow two track and wide graded roads on the way toward Groundhog Reservoir. There is a small convenience store at the reservoir for drinks and snacks. While the official route takes off on a dirt road just before the town of Telluride, consider riding through the historic downtown and up to Bridal Veil Falls. Highlights: Four Corners Monument, San Miguel Mt Range, Bridal Veil Falls, Downtown Telluride Lodging:Cortez, Telluride

Sec 2 Telluride to Lake City

Section 2 brings riders through the heart of Southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Dramatic passes, ghost towns and one of a kind vistas make this section a highlight of the trip. The first riding challenge comes on Ophir Pass, just outside Telluride. This is a rocky road with tight switchbacks that require a slow and methodical pace. At Highway 550, riders will have several miles of pavement before heading east on rugged backroads toward Lake City over several high altitude passes. The charming town of Ouray is several miles off route, but is worth the detour especially if you’re looking for a real bed and a warm meal. The ride from Ouray to Lake City covers incredible terrain over Corkscrew Pass, California Pass, and Cinnamon Pass. Expect to take the better part of a day to explore this area. There will more than enough excuses to stop for a photo and wander around historic mining towns. Highlights: Ophir Pass, Downtown Ouray, ghost towns including Animas Forks, numerous high passes. Camping: Primitive camping at base of Corkscrew Pass just off of Hwy 550 as well as near Lake City. There is also a state campground with services along Lake San Cristobal. Lodging: Ouray, Lake City

Gas to Telluride

Fuel available in Telluride

Gas to Ouray

Fuel available in Ouray

Alt Sec 3 Easy Ouray to Lake City

Alternative route - easy bypass.

Sec 3 Lake City to Buena Vista

Section 3 is a much different riding experience than the first two sections. The roads are wider and faster, allowing for quick miles between fuel stops in Lake City and Taylor Park. For those looking to camp, primitive but beautiful spots can be found nearLos Pinos Pass. The small mining towns of TinCup & Pitkin are worth a stop and offer a few choices for food and supplies. If fuel range is an issue, fill up in Taylor Park before heading over Cottonwood Pass. A few small water crossings make the route interesting before hitting the well-traveled oiled and blacktop surface of Cottonwood Pass. Buena Vista is one of the larger towns along the COBDR with plenty of places to eat and sleep. Highlights: Pitkin, Tincup, Cumberland Pass, Cottonwood Pass, Moose and other wildlife on Los Pinos Pass, Water Crossings

Gas to Lake City

Gas available in Lake City

Alt Sec 4 Easy Go around Home Gulch

Alternative route - easy bypass.

Gas to Taylor Park

Gas available in Taylor Park

Sec 4 Buena Vista to Gypsum

Be prepared for varying types of roads in Section 4. Just outside Buena Vista, the route follows sandy two-track through an OHV area. Heading north, riders will traverse three major alpine passes on your way to the high desert landscape of Gypsum. Weston Pass is the first and has no major obstacles. Food, lodging and fuel are available in Leadville, a historic mining town and one-time front runner for Colorado state capital. Haggarman Pass is typical of Colorado’s backcountry, offering stunning views of the rugged alpine tundra. After descending into the Fryingpan River valley for a short stint on black top, the route heads north again over Crooked Creek Pass. Lime Creek Park has a few primitive camp sites at the base of a steep limestone canyon. Alternatively, ride to the other side of the pass and pay for spot at Sylvan Lake State Park. Narrow logging and hunting roads will bring you from Sylvan to Gypsum through dense pine and aspen forest.

Sec 5 Gypsum to Steamboat Springs

Section 5 begins on a mellow dirt road that runs past the town’s namesake gypsum mine north of town. Low sage and black dirt offer a unique contrast to the alpine settings experienced in previous sections. Wilderness and private land limit off-road options through this part of the state, so a small section of paved riding is necessary to link the best dirt sections together. Keep an eye out for State Bridge along the Colorado River and Highway 131. This funky venue offers camping in teepees and yurts, and live music events. North of State Bridge you’ll encounter mellow dirt roads with a few shallow water crossings. Camping is very limited once you cross over Highway 134 near Gore Pass, so riders looking to pitch a tent should keep their eyes peeled between State Bridge and the historic stagecoach stop just south of the highway. The small section of road below the dam at Stagecoach Reservoir is particularly stunning in the early morning or late evening when the sun bounces off the river winding next to the road. Highlights: Colorado River, Historic Stagecoach, downtown Steamboat Springs Camping: State Bridge, Campgrounds at Stagecoach Reservoir

Sec 6 Steamboat to Wyo Border

The final section of the route is a mellow one. Just north and west of Steamboat Springs, the route connects gently winding roads through lush farmland. These are well used roads, so be wary of farm trucks and other traffic. As you pass Steamboat Lake, the road narrows into serene pine forest, but remains relatively easy. Highlights: Steamboat Lake, aspen forests, Little Snake River Valley. Camping: Steamboat Lake, Routt National Forest

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COBDR FAQ

Below are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route.  

COBDR Packing List

(This packing list serves as an example and is not intended to be a complete list for your backcountry riding needs. Feel free to customize this list to work for you.)

COBDR Restaurants