BMW USA and Backcountry Discover Routes unveil new route

Route in northern California
to be revealed on Feb. 17

(February 12, 2024) BMW Motorrad USA, in partnership with non-profit organization Backcountry Discovery Routes announces the Northern California expedition film premier of the third BDR route collaboration between the two partners. The CABDR-North is the 13th dual-sport adventure route from BDR, and will feature free GPS tracks, travel resources, and a BDR Motorcycle Map scheduled to accompany the expedition documentary film premiere.
Resources will be available on the website starting on Feb. 17.

The film premiere will take place at the Sofia Performing Arts Center (Sutter Theatre) in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 5 pm PST. Premier tickets may be purchased at BDR Film Premier.

“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! Just as countless adventurers before you from California’s earliest days seeking gold or a new beginning, so can you find your adventure by simply downloading and following the tracks laid before you. Eureka!” said Ron West, Northern California BDR Route architect & BDR board member.

The Northern California BDR expedition film takes the viewers along as the BDR team, and special BMW Motorrad guest rider, Richard Few, instructor at the BMW U.S. Rider Academy in Greer, SC, explore the breathtaking landscapes and history of Northern California.

“Riding the BDR on a BMW R 1250 GS gave me new insights that will definitely help us better prepare students who are training for their first or fifth BDR.” said Few. “We have been teaching students important skills, from their very first MSF course to getting them ready for a once-in-a lifetime ride through Africa, for many years. If you can dream it, we can get you ready for it. So, I invite everyone to join us in South Carolina and take a class at the BMW U.S. Rider Academy. Together, we can help make that dream a reality.”

The newest BDR route takes riders from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., on a 940-mile experience through the forests, meadows and slopes of the Great Sierra Nevada and the high desert of Madoc Plateau before concluding at the Oregon border outside of Alturas, CA. Riders will delve into California’s history as they pass towns and locations dating back to the 1880’s.

“BMW Motorrad is very excited to partner with DBR on their newest route, Northern California. We strongly believe in and support BDR’s mission of making our great country more accessible to the adventure riding community.” said Luciana Francisco, head of Brand and Marketing, BMW Motorrad USA. “BDR routes not only bring riders to memorable locations, but they also bring economic support to the communities that exist in these regions. This is a cause that BMW Motorrad USA will always champion.”