Since 2010, the BDR non-profit has created 12 trans-state routes for adventure and dual-sport motorcycle travel. Now, BDR announces its thirteenth route, the  Northern California Backcountry Discovery Route  (CABDR-North), produced in partnership with BMW Motorrad USA, Zero Motorcycles, Outback Motortek and Edelweiss Bike Travel .

The route release includes free GPS tracks, a digital map, a printed waterproof map, professional photographs, and travel resources available now at

A documentary expedition film, directed by Sterling Noren and produced by BDR Documentary Films debuts tonight in Sacramento, CA, followed by a national
Film Tour  with over 70 film screenings at dealerships and clubs around the country. The film will be available online for free in May after the completion of the film tour.

This route marks a significant milestone for the ADV community, offering riders an opportunity to traverse the finest off-pavement backcountry tracks from Mexico to Canada on a BDR.

Over five years in the making the NorCal BDR will awe riders with its exhilarating riding terrain, breathtaking scenery and rich history.


If you enjoy riding BDR routes and would like to help advance the BDR mission of creating and preserving ADV riding opportunities, consider joining the BDR Annual Supporter Program. In return for your generosity, you will receive exclusive BDR merchandise and industry discounts from over 40 adventure brands!


Attend a CABDR-North film premiere near you! Check out the  Film Tour Schedule for additional event details. 

2/18 -  San Francisco, CA  at Moto Guild

2/18 -  Woodstock, IL  at Woodstock KTM/Triumph

2/21 - Long Beach, CA at Long Beach BMW Motorcycles

2/21 - Salem, VA  at Frontline Eurosports

2/22 -  Metuchen, NJ  at Cross Country Cycle

2/22 -  Louisville, TN  at BMW Motorcycles of Alcoa

2/23 -  Fairbanks, AK at Trail's End BMW Motorcycles

2/23 -  Roseville, CA  at A&S Powersports

2/23 -  Livermore, CA  at BMW of Tri-Valley

2/23 -  Chesterfield, MO  at Gateway BMW Ducati Motorcycles

2/23 -  Hasbrouck Heights, NJ  at BMW of Hasbrouck Heights 

2/23 -  Middletown, OH  at BMW Motorcycles of Greater Cincinnati

2/23 -  Eugene, OR  at BMW motorcycles of Eugene

2/23 -  Austin, TX at RideNow Austin

2/24 -  Orange, CA  at Irv Seaver BMW

2/24 -  Grand Rapids, MI  at BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids

2/24 -  Tyrone, PA  at Kissell Motorsports/BMW Motorcycles of Tyrone

2/24 -  North Versailles, PA  at Mosites Motorsports

2/24 -  Greer (Spartanburg), SC  at D2 Powersports

2/24 -  San Antonio, TX  at BMW Motorcycles of San Antonio

2/24 -  Waukesha, WI at Triumph Waukesha

2/24 -  Montrose, CO  at Vamoose Gear Powersports Accessories

2/24 -  Sisters, OR  at Sisters Moto 

2/24 -  Port Clinton, PA  at Hermy's BMW & Triumph

2/24 -  Concord, CA  at SoSo Cycles of Concord 

2/24 -  Tacoma, WA  at SoSo Cycles of Tacoma 

2/28 -  Sandy, UT  at Eurosports Utah (BMW of Salt Lake City)

3/2 -  Sand Diego, CA  at San Diego BMW Motorcycles

3/2 -  Riverside, CA at BMW Motorcycles of Riverside

3/2 -  Lakewood, CO  at Foothills Motorcycles

3/2 -  Seattle, WA at The Museum of Flight (Hosted by BDR)

3/2 -  Ferndale, WA  at BMW Motorcycles of Ferndale

3/3 -  Middletown, VA  at DC Dirt Camp

3/8 -  Grand Junction, CO  at Teddy Morse's Grand Junction Powersports

3/8 -  Sherwood, OR  at Ironman 4x4

3/9 -  Camp Hill, PA  at Warhorse Camp Hill

3/9 -  Portland, OR  at MotoCorsa Ducati

3/9 -  Marietta, GA  at Wooly's Cycle of Atlanta

3/9 -  Fort Collins, CO  at Coco Powersports

3/14 - Cleveland, OH  at Sill's Motor Sales

3/15 -  Ottawa, IL  at Starved Rock Harley Davidson/KTM

3/15 -  Albuquerque, NM  at Sandia BMW Motorrad

3/16 -  Worcester, MA at Wagner BMW Motorcycles of Worcester

3/16 -  Tigard, OR  at BMW Motorcycles of Portland

3/16 -  Seattle, WA  at BMW Motorcycles of Seattle

3/16 -  Oklahoma City, OK  at EuroTek OKC

3/17 -  Kansas City, MO  at Blip Roasters

3/23 -  Walla Walla, WA  at Tom's Cycle

3/30 -  San Jose, CA  at San Jose BMW

4/4 -  Ormond Beach, FL  at Daytona Beach Motos

4/4 -  Wilmington, OH  at Clinton County Motorsports

4/6 -  Fredericksburg, VA  at Morton's BMW Motorcycles

4/18 -  Youngstown, OH  at Appalachian ADV

4/20 -  Raleigh, NC at Garcia Moto 

4/25 -  Anchorage, AK  at the

5/2 -  Quincy, CA  at Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

5/17 - Conneaut Lake, PA  at Street Track N Trail