Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route waterproof map and expedition DVD
Friday, January 23, 2015
Posted by: Wes Fleming
If you’ve ever wished your map of Idaho was waterproof and came with a DVD, your wish has been granted with the release of the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route (IDBDR), the latest in the BDR series of trans-state routes created for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. The IDBDR release includes free GPS tracks and route travel information available on the BDR website, a waterproof map from Butler Motorcycle Maps, and expedition DVD produced by Noren Films.
The IDBDR is a remote south-to-north route across the state of Idaho covering over 1,250 miles of mostly non-paved track. The route begins in the old western town of Jarbidge, Nevada and meanders through the west side of the Idaho Rocky Mountains on the way to the Canadian border at the Idaho panhandle. Two stunning and historic back roads are part of the IDBDR - the Magruder Corridor and the Lolo Motorway. Several small mountain towns in Idaho are visited along the way, including Yellow Pine, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Elk City, Avery, Wallace, and Clark Fork.
Bill Whitacre, IDBDR expedition member and Idaho resident, says, ”I have ridden adventure motorcycles in the backcountry of most of the western United States and in seven different countries and I am simply in love with riding in Idaho. It truly provides a unique backcountry experience."
“Idaho has an extensive network of unpaved dirt and gravel roads that allow riders to get off the beaten path,” says Idaho Tourism Manager Diane Norton. “Idaho’s roads and routes have been called some of the best in the United States. Through our partnership with IDBDR we have been able to bring attention to some of the most stunning and diverse routes in Idaho, routes we believe will fuel the riding experience for enthusiasts.”
The IDBDR documentary provides an in-depth look into the creation and first expedition of the IDBDR. Follow a group of riders on adventure motorcycles, including the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, F 800 GS and KTM 990 and 1190 Adventure, as they travel through remote sections of the Rocky Mountains and discover stunning mountain ranges, old west mining towns, isolated lookout towers, natural hot springs, rich history, and friendly people.
The IDBDR DVD and Map will be released March 1, 2015, and can be pre-ordered at Touratech-USA and Butler Motorcycle Maps. The IDBDR Movie will be premiering at motorcycle dealerships across the U.S. starting February 1, where ADV enthusiasts can view the film on the big screen and get a copy of the IDBDR DVD and Map. Dealers are encouraged to contact the BDR to schedule the IDBDR movie premiere at their dealership. For current listing of movie premiere dates and locations visit Back Country Discovery Routes.
UPDATE! 25 Feb 15: The Idaho BDR documentary film will screen at the Sun Valley Film Festival on 5 March as part of the festival's selection of 10 films shot in Idaho.