Backcountry Discovery Routes is a 501c (4) non-profit organization whose mission is to establish and preserve off-highway routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. Through education, advocacy, and promotion of responsible motorcycle travel, BDR seeks to preserve backcountry motorcycling opportunities for generations to come.
Each year, Noren Films creates a a full-length documentary DVD about a new Backcountry Discovery Route for the Adventure Community. BDR works with motorcycle dealers across US to organize BDR movie premieres and training seminars. A Butler motorcycle map, and free GPS tracks are also produced.
We’re proud to be part of the BDR and encourage you to become a member!
BACKCOUNTRY DISCOVERY ROUTES
AZBDR – The Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route
DVD – 66 minutes
The AZBDR is a scenic ride across the state of Arizona, beginning at the Mexico border and finishing at the Utah border. The route has been created specifically for dual-sport and adventure motorcyclists who are interested in exploring Arizona’s remote back-country. This 750-mile south-to-north route utilizes many remote dirt roads and leads riders through iconic locations including the Mogollon Rim, Sunset Crater National Monument, Grand Canyon and the Navajo Nation.
COBDR – The Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route
DVD – 60 minutes
The Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route is a scenic ride across the state of Colorado, beginning in Four Corners and finishing at the Wyoming Border. 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.
UTBDR – The Utah Backcountry Discovery Route
DVD – 67 minutes
This exciting documentary by Curbsyde Productions gives you an in-depth look into the creation and first expedition of the UTBDR. Follow a group of riders on large adventure touring motorcycles including KTM 990 Adventures, BMW F800GS’s and a BMW R1200GS, tackle some of the toughest terrain while traversing the beautiful Utah backcountry.
WABDR – The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
DVD – 60 minutes
The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) is a scenic route across Washington State from Oregon to Canada through the Cascade Mountain Range. The 600-mile route follows a connection of mostly unpaved back roads that can be ridden on dual-sport and adventure motorcycles or driven in 4×4 and high-clearance 4WD vehicles. The route is usually snow-free July through September. This documentary film chronicles the creation and “first ascent” of this challenging new adventure ride.