Since 2010 Backcountry Discovery Routes has been creating and preserving off-highway tracks engineered to cater to adventure and dual-sport motorcycle riders, with dips into small, one-pump towns for fuel and food.
The mid-Atlantic route is organization's 12th and its first on the East Coast.
"The roads with the most value to us are the low-usage, high-elevation, rugged roads that have a lot of character and a lot of fun factor and are really remote. You don't see people out there."
The MABDR blends dirt, gravel and paved roads to wind through remote parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It starts in Damascus, VA, and crosses 1,080 miles before ending in Lawrenceville, PA, at the New York state border. It took us on twisty forest roads and rural country lanes through the Appalachian Mountains, majestic state forests, rustic farming landscapes, Amish country, and locations that played pivotal roles in early American history. The route is divided into nine sections, allowing the rider to easily knock out one a day
Backcountry Discovery Routes is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and preserve public off-highway riding opportunities throughout the U.S
BDR’s goal is to create a new route every year. A full-length documentary film complete with trailer (see below), a Butler map and free GPS tracks are also released.