KTM North America and US-based, Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR), have signed a two-year collaboration to preserve and create off-highway routes in Southern California and Wyoming for dual-sport and adventure riders. 

The partnership will help the non-profit organization, BDR create a documentary film of each route, provide free GPS tracks and enhanced planning tools for the riding community in this part of the US.

“We are excited that KTM understands how important managed travel is to preserving access to our public lands.” Says Director of Route Development at BDR, Rob Watt. “Their energy and investment really helps our volunteers create more routes and push the BDR mission.” 

Early 2019 will mark the release of the latest documentary film ‘California Backcountry Discovery Route South’ featuring four-time Baja 1000 Champion and Dakar Rally competitor, Quinn Cody who grew up riding and racing in the Southern California deserts. 

These days Quinn works at KTM in the R&D areas for their Adventure Motorcycle line-up making a BDR trip relevant to his life in so many ways. Quinn also has been a supporter and champion of the BDR mission for many years: “The BDR aligns with our core values at KTM,” says Cody. “Their routes and planning tools give our customers a great way to use our products to get out and have incredible experiences."

The CABDR-South is the ninth route developed by the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. The project creates a branded tourism route crossing the Southern part of California and showcases the natural beauty of the wild lands, colourful geography of the ranges, and unique western history.  

A movie tour will be held in approximately 40 cities across the U.S. to promote this route. The project is expected to attract approximately 2,000 riders in the first year delivering significant tourism dollars to rural economies along the route, which is a critical element to preserving access to adventure motorcycling areas.

More information: ridebdr.com

 

 

jon.pearson enduro21 april 2017

Jon Pearson
Enduro21 Editor and Bike Tester
jon.pearson@enduro21.com