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BDR Announces Release of Nevada Route & Documentary Film

Free NVBDR GPS tracks, detailed route, maps, movie premiere and more.

Published on 01.26.2017

Backcountry Discovery Routes announces the release of its seventh route, the Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route (NVBDR). The NVBDR is a scenic ride across Nevada, beginning in Oatman, AZ, and finishing in Jarbidge, NV. Created for dual-sport and adventure motorcyclists, this 900-mile south-to-north route primarily uses dirt roads to lead riders through Nevada’s expansive deserts, open sagebrush valleys, and seemingly endless mountain ranges.

On the NVBDR, you can experience historic saloons and relics from Nevada’s rich mining history. The state’s maverick spirit remains, along with ghost towns, artifacts, desert sculptures, murals, the world’s largest car forest, jackrabbits, antelope and even wild mustangs. Most importantly, meandering two-track roads that are just perfect for spending time on an adventure motorcycle.

The Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route release includes free GPS tracks and route travel information on the BDR website, a waterproof map from Butler Motorcycle Maps, and expedition documentary DVD.


The project will be unveiled at the NVBDR World Premiere & ADV Expo in Las Vegas on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The NVBDR movie tour begins February in theaters and dealerships across the country.

The NVBDR Route Documentary & Map

NVBDR Route and Movie

The documentary captures the raw experience of the group of riders as they make the first expedition of this remote and rugged route. Viewers will get a glimpse of the history and wildlands that are just beyond the Vegas Strip. High-definition aerial footage will captivate the audience as they get a birds eye view of the majestic places most people never see, as the team explores Nevada’s remote desert landscapes, alpine vistas, and open sagebrush valleys.

The waterproof and tear-resistant NVBDR map from Butler Motorcycle Maps contains the main route, detailed sections on the back, information on points of interest, gas stops, camping, elevation profiles, climate guide, and much more.

Both the NVBDR Map and DVD will be available through Touratech-USA and Butler Motorcycle Maps beginning March 1, 2017.

Johnny Campbell Joins NVBDR Expedition

NVBDR Route and Movie

The BDR organization is proud to announce support from new partners this year. American Honda Motor Co. has committed to help the BDR create and preserve riding opportunities through 2018. The collaboration allows the BDR to test and showcase the off-road capabilities of the new CRF1000L Africa Twin in a BDR environment. Through this partnership, the BDR also gains the knowledge and experience of JCR Honda’s own, 11-Time Baja 1000 Champion, Johnny Campbell, who joined the NVBDR expedition team, and appears in the documentary.

“The NVBDR is going to knock your boots right off the pegs! Once you have watched this inspirational film on our Nevada expedition, prepare yourself and equipment properly, and go explore a ‘True Adventure’ through the road-less-traveled and experience the REAL Wild West.” – Johnny Campbell, 11-Time Baja 1000 Champion

NVBDR Route and Movie

The BDR organization also received support from the Nevada Division of Tourism in the form of a grant, to help create the Nevada BDR and promote adventure motorcycle tourism in the state of Nevada. The BDR team estimates that in its first year, the NVBDR project will bring over $1 million in revenue to rural Nevada communities including Primm, Pahrump, Beatty, Tonopah, Austin, Elko, and others along the route.

NVBDR World Premiere & ADV Expo in Las Vegas

The NVBDR Movie tour, presented by Cyclops Adventure Sports, kicks off with the world premiere event on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Cannery Hotel & Casino.

• 5:00 pm – ADV Expo featuring dealers, businesses and organizations in the ADV community.
• 6:30 pm – Movie premiere, followed by Q&A with the NVBDR expedition team.
• 8:00 pm – VIP Reception, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with the BDR team and dignitaries.

Tickets are $15 per person for the Expo & Movie; $50 for the VIP reception package. To purchase event tickets click here.

The Inaugural Tour of the NVBDR

Local tour company Great Southwest Moto Adventures is running the Inaugural NVBDR tour of the Southern part of the route, the day after the premiere (Feb 16 – 21). The tour is led by Curtis Cummings, owner of GSMA, BDR Ambassador, and creator of the route. The tour participants will receive VIP attendance to the premiere on February 16th with overnight stay at the Cannery, and depart for the tour the day after the premiere. Visit the GSMA website for more information and to register for the tour. Only $1,950 for an all-inclusive 6 day-6 night NVBDR vacation. Space is limited to 8 riders!

NVBDR Route and Movie

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Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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January 26, 2017 12:18 pm

That looks like a nice route. But there are so many other cool routes in Nevada (I’ve been on many of them) that some additional routes should be created, like how it is in Oregon. I’m sure in time, that’ll happen.

February 3, 2017 12:07 am

Have been waiting for this route. Nevada has lots of cool areas to explore.

John Hax
John Hax
February 13, 2017 3:40 pm

I would have started this route in Vegas and ended in Boise or even a loop out of SLC. Heading north out of Jarbridge is beautiful. Plus, what are your options in Jarbridge, go back to Wendover? There are some incredible hot springs in north central NV. I could also suggest a loop out of SLC that is better. I’m not sure this route makes a lot of sense.

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