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ADV NewsNorth East Coast Announced as Next Backcountry Discovery Route

North East Coast Announced as Next Backcountry Discovery Route

 Scouting underway for exciting new North East Backcountry Discovery Route.

Published on 08.16.2019

Since 2010, the adventure motorcycling non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) organization has created nine trans-state routes for dual sport and adventure motorcycle travel. Having recently published the Southern California route, the BDR is heading back east with the announcement of the North East Backcountry Discovery Route (NEBDR) now under development.

The BDR’s first east coast route, the Mid Atlantic BDR, wound up being one of the most successful route-launches in the organization’s history. There are a few factors that predisposed this success. The first one being the sheer density of population in a region hungry for a backcountry adventure route, and of course the fact that it was the first BDR that east coasters didn’t have to actually fly or ride across the country to get to. The route also turned out to be a total blast to ride for all skill levels.

Now they are ready to set new records with the North East BDR. The NEBDR development team is currently hard at work putting together even more exciting East Coast routes that will amp-up the technical riding opportunities. This route will pass through more states, cover more miles, reach higher elevations, and contain a lot more gnarly tracks. Go-arounds for the “expert only” sections will be provided, so the entire route can be enjoyed by riders of all skill levels.


BDR reps are tight lipped about where the route starts, where it ends, and where it passes through. But they did reveal the route will start in the general area of the top of the MABDR and end 1,100 plus miles away at the  Canadian border in Maine. It will pass through a half dozen or so states and include state forest roads, seasonal roads, and class IV roads throughout. There will be some asphalt sections but they are trying to keep it to a minimum, and keep it interesting. More details will be revealed in the coming months after they complete the scouting of the route this summer.

NEBDR-South will be the tenth route developed by the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization. While few details about the NEBDR route are available at this time, it is set for release in February of 2020. Like all the BDRs, the NEBDR project will include a full-length movie documentary DVD, a waterproof Butler Motorcycle Map, and free GPS tracks and travel resources for the adventure motorcycle community. The BDR will also organize NEBDR movie premieres and training seminars at theaters and motorcycle dealers across the U.S. to promote the routes. Keep an eye out for more updates, teasers and trailers leading up to the full release dates.

BDR Creative Director, Tim James, kicks off “SPY Shots of the NEBDR” sponsored by MAX BMW Motorcycles. Check out the first in a series of sneak peeks into the progress of our next route due to launch early 2020!

Posted by Backcountry Discovery Routes on Sunday, May 19, 2019

For up-to-date information on the North East Backcountry Discovery Route visit

Completed Backcountry Discovery Routes

Utah Backcountry Discovery Route
Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route
Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route
New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route
Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route
Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route
Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route
Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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