Seattle, WA - (October 30, 2018) – The adventure motorcycling non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) releases trailer for their upcoming Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route (CABDR-South) documentary film. The CABDR-South is the ninth route developed by the BDR for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel, and the first Wintertime BDR. Free GPS tracks and travel resources on RideBDR.com, and a waterproof Butler Motorcycle Map, and feature length expedition documentary film on DVD and video-on-demand, will be available to the community on January 1, 2019.
The film features 4-time Baja 1000 Champion and Dakar Rally Racer Quinn Cody of KTM, taking a first run on the new Southern California route. The spectacular yet challenging 820-mile ride across the south-eastern region of California, starts in Yuma, AZ, and ends in Benton, CA. Primarily using rugged two-track and remote dirt roads the route leads riders through majestic canyons, rocky riverbeds, and sandy washes of California’s famous deserts and national preserves. You’ll experience quirky desert enclaves and ghost towns, visit historic mines, see ancient petroglyphs and intaglios, dip in healing mineral hot springs and ride among the unique Joshua trees in the Mojave National preserve.
“I’ve been riding in the deserts of California all my life, and was happy to discover some new dirt two-track and stunning locations on the Southern California BDR. This route showcases the best backcountry terrain, scenery, and history So. Cal. has to offer. Riders will definitely be challenged in many ways on this route, but will have the backcountry motorcycle adventure of a lifetime. I can’t wait to share this route with the community.”
- Quinn Cody, 4-time Baja 1000 Champion and Dakar Rally Racer, KTM Research & Development
A film tour presented by MotoDiscovery is being planned in over 40 cities across the country. Dealerships and motorcycle clubs interested in hosting the film event locally are encouraged to contact BDR by January 1 to reserve their date on the tour.
The World Premiere of the film will take place in conjunction with the Long Beach IMS show, on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Art Theatre Long Beach. For tickets and additional information, visit RideBDR.com
The project is presented by KTM North America and BMW Motorcycles of Riverside, with additional support from Touratech, KLIM Technical Riding Gear, Rottweiler Performance, Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage, SENA, Arizona Motorcycle Adventures, Trailmaster Adventure Gear, PYI, CORVA, and James Howard Creative Group.
Powered by volunteers, the Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) is a 501c (4) non-profit organization that creates off-highway routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. Through education, advocacy and promotion of responsible motorcycle travel, BDR works to preserve backcountry motorcycling tourism for generations to come.
The organization works with land managers and agencies responsible for public land, to keep trails and remote roads open for motorcycling. BDR delivers resources to the motorcycle community, including a high-quality waterproof map, a feature length documentary film and free downloadable GPS tracks. The team has created routes in Washington, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Mid Atlantic and soon to be released Southern California. Informational videos, planning resources, and route conditions are available to the public at www.RideBDR.com