Backcountry Discovery Routes Debut Trailer for Southern California BDR

I know we’re not the only ones anticipating the Southern California BDR. Check out the trailer below for a taste of what’s to come January 1, 2019. 

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Seattle, WA – (October 30, 2018) – The adventure motorcycling non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) releases trailer for their upcoming Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route (CABDR-South) documentary film.  The CABDR-South is the ninth route developed by the BDR for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel and the first Wintertime BDR.  Free GPS tracks and travel resources on, and a waterproof Butler Motorcycle Map, and feature-length expedition documentary film on DVD and video-on-demand will be available to the community on January 1, 2019.

The film features 4-time Baja 1000 Champion and Dakar Rally Racer Quinn Cody of KTM, taking a first run on the new Southern California route.  The spectacular yet challenging 820-mile ride across the south-eastern region of California, starts in Yuma, AZ, and ends in Benton, CA.  Primarily using rugged two-track and remote dirt roads the route leads riders through majestic canyons, rocky riverbeds, and sandy washes of California’s famous deserts and national preserves. You’ll experience quirky desert enclaves and ghost towns, visit historic mines, see ancient petroglyphs and intaglios, dip in healing mineral hot springs and ride among the unique Joshua trees in the Mojave National preserve.

“I’ve been riding in the deserts of California all my life, and was happy to discover some new dirt two-track and stunning locations on the Southern California BDR.  This route showcases the best backcountry terrain, scenery, and history So. Cal. has to offer.  Riders will definitely be challenged in many ways on this route, but will have the backcountry motorcycle adventure of a lifetime.  I can’t wait to share this route with the community.”  –  Quinn Cody, 4-time Baja 1000 Champion and Dakar Rally Racer, KTM Research & Development 

A film tour presented by MotoDiscovery is being planned in over 40 cities across the country.  Dealerships and motorcycle clubs interested in hosting the film event locally are encouraged to contact BDR by January 1 to reserve their date on the tour.

The World Premiere of the film will take place in conjunction with the Long Beach IMS show, on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Art Theatre Long Beach. For tickets and additional information, visit

The project is presented by KTM North America and BMW Motorcycles of Riverside, with additional support from Touratech, KLIM Technical Riding Gear, Rottweiler Performance, Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage, SENA, Arizona Motorcycle Adventures, Trailmaster Adventure Gear, PYI, CORVA, and James Howard Creative Group.

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