After a year of conjuring up a better digital experience for you, we couldn’t be more excited to announce that the all new BDR website is now live! We redesigned and repacked it with more features and more resources than ever before. And now with a completely new, more intuitive navigation you can get to the info you need faster from your desktop or from out on a BDR.
Here’s just a few of the upgrades you’ll notice right away:
Real-Time Interactive Map
Our new interactive route maps not only give you detailed information about each section of the route but contains layers that can display current weather, snow level and wildfire activity.
A huge thanks to BDR Ambassador and Digital Map Aficionado Jill Oliver for creating the new BDR interactive maps using the Esri's ArcGIS mapping software. This platform has in-depth capabilities for gathering user generated data. We will be launching even more valuable map features in the future like live reporting from riders out on a BDR.
Improved .GPX File Download Experience
Now, right from the homepage you can go directly to the GPS Tracks page and download multiple routes and/or route connector tracks at one time. Plus you can preview route connector maps and view route updates all in one place.
We’ve restructured the way we’ll be bringing you information. You can sort content on our News Page by latest news, events, route updates and articles.
There’s a ton of other updates for you to explore, all to make your experience more efficient so you can get out there and RideBDR.
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 www.RideBDR.com