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ADV NewsOfficial Trailer for Northern California BDR Film Released

Official Trailer for Northern California BDR Film Released

The BDR's upcoming documentary film is sure to pique your wanderlust!

Published on 01.29.2024

The trailer for the Northern California Backcountry Discovery Route (CABDR – North) documentary film has been released and it is sure to get your adventure juices going! The CABDR-North represents the organization’s thirteenth route for adventure and dual-sport motorcycle travel, with free GPS tracks, travel resources, and BDR Motorcycle Map scheduled to accompany the film’s debut this February. 

The expedition film features members of the BDR team and special guests from both BMW Motorrad USA and Zero Motorcycles as they take a first run on the all-new route, immersing themselves in Northern California’s captivating blend of landscapes, terrain and history.

Official Trailer for Northern California BDR Film Released

Starting in Mammoth Lakes, CA atop Minaret Vista, the 940-mile route traverses the Great Sierra Nevada Range’s conifer forests, mountain meadows, and gentle slopes, concluding in the high desert of the Modoc Plateau just north of Alturas, CA at the Oregon border. Riders enjoy blissful forested two-tracks, tackle rugged canyon and mountain roads, and ascend peaks to fire lookouts with unparalleled, 360-degree views. 


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Highlights of the route include quaint towns nestled in the High Sierra’s folds, with their historic inns dating back to the 1880s. Beyond the thrill of the twisty roads and scenic vistas, riders can delve into California history, discover relics of mining towns, and witness geological wonders. The route caters to riders of varying skill levels and offers optional challenging sections, plus three expert segments. 

Official Trailer for Northern California BDR Film Released

With a 70/30 dirt to pavement ratio, off-road fans will have plenty of tracks to take on but the BDR says the pavement sections shine too with the best peg scraping twisties in the state. And in case you were wondering, the route has virtually no sand, unless you want to challenge your skills on the many optional advanced sections.

“This route, born of countless scouting trips over the last five years, captures the essence of a remote and beautiful Northern California, one that may be difficult for the casual tourist to comprehend.  But we found it!” – Ron West, CABDR-North Route Architect & BDR Board Member  

Route Release & Film Tour

The Official Film Premiere of the CABDR-North documentary will be on Saturday, February 17th at 5:00 pm PST at the Sofia Performing Arts Center (Sutter Theatre) in Sacramento, CA, featuring representatives from BDR, BMW Motorrad USA, Zero Motorcycles and select industry partners and journalists.   

Free GPS tracks, digital map, FAQs, and travel resources will be released on February 17th at 12 noon PST on the BDR website.  The waterproof CABDR-North motorcycle map will be available for purchase at the BDR Online Store.

Official Trailer for Northern California BDR Film Released

For those in Southern California, BDR is hosting a film screening and a mini-ADV Expo event on March 16th in the Los Angeles Arts District, at Bike Shed, a 30,000 square foot moto-venue, with a bar and restaurant, multi-brand retail space, barbershop, tattoo studio and gallery space.  During the day the event is open to the public for free from 12 noon to 5 pm, featuring representatives from major ADV brands and BDR industry partners, as well as OEM demo rides. The film screening will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the gallery space with admission tickets sold on the BDR website.

If you are not in SoCal, nearly 100 motorcycle dealerships and clubs across the country host screenings of the BDR organization’s newest film. Check the Film Tour page for a schedule of upcoming CABDR-North premieres and join your fellow adventure enthusiasts for an exciting evening of adventure motorcycle film entertainment.

Photos by Ely Woody

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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