Next in the BDR series - MABDR

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by eakins, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Some of the rest has already been scouted.
    It's gonna be a few years. Next year is a So Cal winter BDR, then after that ??? I'm thinking WY, MT or OR gets done and then back East. The Ozarks are in play too.
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  2. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Thanks for the inspiring posts updating us on the MABDR. I'm excited to have some new goals to persue over the next couple of years. Great timing too, as I'm wanting to slow down on the high-speed long distance riding and focus more on bombing around the backcountry in adventure mode.
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    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    So, we may only get the MABDR section in 2018 ? Thought I read that the other 2 connective routes would also follow during the year. Either way, I'm not complaining. Just glad it's all coming together.
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  4. eakins

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    It's always been only 1 BDR per year.
    The East Coast will consist of 3 unique BDRs.

    Cali has 2 parts that will also be done in different years. There was never any talk, that I know of, that the 2 other sections had any concrete time frame to be released.

    I have no future details except So Cal BDR is up next year after the MABDR. Then my gut says another mountain states BDR follows the next year. The group likes to move around.

    Here are the details:
    http://ridebdr.com/MABDR

    The only thing I read into those words is part 2 of 3 will be the northern section and 3 of 3 will be the southern section.
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  5. Spam16v

    Spam16v Squid Rocket

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    Following this closely, living in WNY I'm so jealous of the western side of the country at times.
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  6. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    lol. Yeah, it is nice out here. Sadly, for work I am moving to the New England area. Still, from what I saw of the NH area, there looks to be some gorgeous riding there. At least it will have that.
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  7. Jollyrogers

    Jollyrogers Been here awhile

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    Look forward to this. I’ll drool over the GPX file in the winter and buy maps as soon as available!
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  8. Ken Hooligan

    Ken Hooligan Getcha' Pull

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    Can't wait to see this. Cool that it starts in Damascus as the town is already a crossroads for many other foot/bike trails. I'll be curious to see if it uses sections of the Iron Mtn Trail out of Damascus. I've wanted to do parts of that trail (it's part of the old BRT) but was never sure if it was still open to motorcycles...
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  9. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    This is a very timely roll out. My riding bud and I are in process of kicking off a ride/store/fly/repeat next spring and are planning to leave Maine on dual sports, head for the TAT then eventually over to the west and all the BDR's. we will be keeping an eye on this thread and looking for the release.
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  10. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Hey: The first east coast BDR route and filming of the expedition is complete and the movie will be released February 2018. Our Major sponsor Cross Country Cycle has rented a theater near their Metuchen NJ location for the film release. More details will be available soon.

    Pine Barrens Adventure Camp Riding School director Jack O'Connor, was part of the group that rode the route for the filming last September, which also included Paul Guillien from Touratech, Tim James, a fellow NJ rider and the BDR crew.

    PBAC will be offering guided and supported tours of the route beginning April 2018. Email us if you are interested in joining us for a great adventure.

    Here's the press release:
    MABDR will be a scenic ride for dual-sport and adventure motorcycles that uses dirt, gravel and paved roads to wind through remote parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Starting in Damascus Virginia, and ending in Lawrenceville, PA, this 1,080-mile route, primarily uses forest roads and rural country lanes, to lead riders through the Appalachian mountains, majestic forests, bucolic farming landscapes, Amish country, and locations that played pivotal roles in early American history.

    Cross Country Cycle is the official dealership of the MABDR route.

    I'm the forth rider in the pic below. : )

    Thanks: Jack
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  11. Dillo

    Dillo All bark, no bite

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    Hi Jack,

    Do you know when the New England BDR will be released?
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  12. worncog

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    YEAH!! A BDR with no sand to speak of. JK, sorta.

    Looking forward to this release as well as trying to pin an early spring ride on the calendar. Your efforts are much appreciated.
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  13. Rusty Rocket

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    Cool, I'm very close to Damascus.
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  14. Dualsport Chic

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    New England will be pretty much a no-brainer - Start in northern ME, cut SW into the northern portion of the Hampster Run (Ride the Wilds trails), then over to the PDR, Down the TMT, and along the Housatonic in CT down to bottom of Litchfield County - the dirt roads are already there - just a linking exercise with the help of us locals.
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  15. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Hey: I think the 2019 BDR will be Southern California, I'm not sure whats next.

    Jack
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  16. Dillo

    Dillo All bark, no bite

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    Boo
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  17. smithb9

    smithb9 Been here awhile

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    there's enough new england GPX routes and people with knowledge on here that I'm sure someone could piece together an "unofficial" route through NE.
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  18. Dillo

    Dillo All bark, no bite

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    Oh, absolutely. I was hoping the NEBDR would add another to the list though.
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  19. worncog

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    And the South Atlantic as well. Currently there is an east and west option for Georgia.

    Gonna be a new 'Moto" Appalachian Trail soon.

    Fixed!
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  20. Dillo

    Dillo All bark, no bite

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    As in like a new moto Appalachian Trail or a new hiking one? Because a moto equivalent would be awesome.

    As far as I know these are all the New England routes that are still open:
    Maine Adventure Trail
    Baley Hazen
    Puppy Dog Route
    Trans Mass Trail
    Northern New England Adventure Trail
    Hampster Ride
    Mid State Trail
    Take the Puppy to the Beach
    TMAToH (Tomato) Trail

    You can do a pretty fun loop by stringing together the PDR, NNEAT, Hampster, and Tomato. Or, if you wanted to do something longer you could tie the True North East route on to the end of either the NNEAT or PDR.
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