Coming in January 2020

If the Mid-Atlantic BDR left you wanting more east coast adventures, then you’ll be pretty stoked come next year. The NEBDR will be a 1,000+ mile route that will take you BDR-style through 6 states – from the PA/NY border to the Canadian border in Maine. 

Our first and highly-popular east coast route, the MABDR, was designed to be an introduction to the BDR experience. This time, we’re taking it up a notch in the North East…. more dirt, more elevation, more challenges and more on par with the BDRs in the west.

The BDR team will be out scouting and working hard in 2019 to complete this route by the end of the year. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram in the coming months as we’ll be posting “Spy Shots of the NEBDR” sponsored by MAX BMW the Official Motorcycle Dealer of the NEBDR. MAX will have you covered on this route with 4 locations throughout the NEBDR.

More to come – stay tuned!


Don’t Miss Out!  March 28th to 31st - Borrego Springs, California

Only 3 spots left!  
Join the BDR team, our supporters and ambassadors, and moto industry guests for the Sixth Annual BDR Spring Fundraiser. Get your riding season off to a great start and explore some spectacular backcountry trails in the remote SoCal desert wilderness. Better yet …spend a few days with us and then hit the new CABDR that starts just south of the fundraiser.

As our guest, you’ll get an insider’s view of the latest achievements and new developments at the BDR organization, and have a voice in our future plans. 

Check out this video that BDR Ambassador Ron West, shot while scouting out some pretty sweet loops for the fundraiser.

Bridgestone and Backcountry Discovery Routes Together on the NEBDR

We’re excited to announce that Bridgestone has joined BDR as a major sponsor for the NEBDR project. The BDR team is looking forward to testing out the new Battlax Adventurecross AX41 — a brand new tire from Bridgestone made specifically with the Adventure Enthusiast in mind.

CABDR-South Section Videos Available Now

If you're planning to ride the CABDR-South, check out the eight section videos we just posted on our YouTube channel to get an idea of what to expect from each section of the route.

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 Southern California. Informational videos, planning resources, and route conditions are available to the public at

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