Northeast Backcountry Discovery Route - Open House and Film Premiere

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101 Union Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

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NEBDR Launch Party! 7PM film screening (90min) + 360 VR trail simulator + Food & Beverage + Q&A with organizers + Bridgestone Tire Giveaway!

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Join us on March 1 at Union Garage to celebrate the launch of the Northeast Backcountry Discovery Route—an epic new fully-mapped-out 1,3,50-miler that traces through mostly dirt roads from the NY/PA state line to the Canadian border in Maine.

This Sunday evening open house event will go from 5-9pm and includes food, drinks, a virtual reality experience, and a Q&A with the route architects. At 7PM we’ll dim the lights for the main event—a full screening of the new 90-minute NEBDR expedition documentary film

  • 5:00 – Doors Open with food, drinks and the virtual-reality NEBDR experience
  • 6:30 – Opening remarks and an overview of the route presented by BDR board member Tim James
  • 7:00 – Full screening of the NEBDR Expedition Documentary

This after-hours event is made possible with support from our friends at Bridgestone, whose new Battlax Adventurecross AX41 is the official tire of the NEBDR. This do-it-all adventure tire is the perfect match for the 40/60 on-road/off-road terrain of the Northeast BDR.

The NEBDR is the 10th route released by BDR organization—which is basically the Johnny Appleseed of American adventure motorcycle routes. Not only is the new Northeast route the longest in the BDR catalog, it’s also the next-most challenging—second only to the Colorado Rockies.

The route is comprised of a mix of graded dirt roads, more challenging unmaintained forest roads, and some twisty tarmac sections to connect it all together. It’ll take 7-9 days to complete the whole thing from tip to tail, and if you’re interested in making a run at it there’s no better primer than the 90-minute expedition documentary film that the BDR folks have put together.

We just added the newly released NEBDR Butler Map to our shelves—a tear-proof, waterproof stage-by-stage guide that’s maybe the best 15 bucks you’ll spend this year. From New York City, riders can shoot up the Taconic Parkway and pick up the route in Hudson, New York—just 125 miles away.

> CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND PURCHASE A NEBDR BUTLER MAP <

Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased exclusively through Eventbrite.

Your event registration guarantees you a seat for the film premiere, food & drink, and the chance to take a virtual-reality ride on the NEBDR simulator aboard a brand new BMW F850 GS provided by Max BMW.

The cost of admission also gets you a raffle ticket for the grand prize set of tires from Bridgestone—plus an array of runner-up giveaway swag.

Photo Credits: Ely Woody

About BDR

Backcountry Discovery Routes is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to creating off-highway routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. The organization has introduced a new route with free GPS tracks for the community every year since 2010, and the it generates operating revenue through sales of maps and through distribution of documentaries chronicling the respective routes.

Besides the extensive work of route-planning, BDR actively promotes safe and sustainable riding, and advocates for responsible travel for backcountry motorcyclists.

This volunteer-powered organization works with local agencies and land managers to keep trails and remote roads open for motorized use. Each route generates new tourism that provides an economic boost to the less-advantaged rural communities these routes travel through.

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Brooklyn, NY 11231

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