Team, Thinking about doing the OR-BDR (or some adapted version of it) this June with my father in law. As there is no long-term OR-BDR thread, I figured I'd start one for this year for everyone's benefit. This is not a "personal" thread, but designed to be a crowd sourcing for the inmates riding these trails in 2021. Background: For anyone who is new to the BDR world, the Oregon Back Country Discovery Route doesn't really exist. The official BDR Organization has not yet created a route as another organization, OOHVA, already had created a similar product. So, you cannot find gpx/paper maps from (RideBDR.com) You can buy paper maps from OOHVA (http://www.oohva.org/) Existing Threads https://advrider.com/f/threads/orbdr-2016.1113701/ https://advrider.com/f/threads/offi...discovery-route-tracks.1174465/#post-30373690 https://advrider.com/f/threads/orbdr-gps-tracks.1059907/#post-26661488 https://advrider.com/f/threads/2020-oregon-bdr-conditions.1464123/ https://advrider.com/f/threads/obcdr-ride-next-summer.938005/page-36#post-24780765 Map General Notes: I've pursued a number of the disparate threads on this fine website. It appears the "trail" is always something you have to adjust on the fly and some people have lamented that the gpxs/paper maps were not always helpful or accurate. I suppose that's what makes it an "adventure." The now "common" wild fires also adjust the trail in unforeseeable ways. Unlike the WABDR, which I'm more familiar with, there are not longitudinal or incredibly detailed threads on their forum about the ORBDR. It seems less utilized...No doubt because it's much easier to do the WABDR, CABDR, IDBDR, etc given the BDR footprint and free maps. Timing: Some people have started the trail as early as May and as late as early November. Most people seem to agree July, August, and September are the best times to Ride. Topographical maps show the routes reach as high as 6.1k feet and sections can sit at 4k or higher. Route 5 is generally not free of snow until July. Maps/GPX: Official: Paper maps can be acquired from OOHVA for about $20.00 a map or $145.00 for all 8 routes. Official: GPX's can be requested when paper maps are bought. Unofficial: Much like the TAT, the OR-BDR has unofficial gpx's and other routes as members have blazed their own trails. Lodging/Camp grounds: Let's fill this section out. What input do you have? Petro: Let's fill this section out. What input do you have? Route 5: (credit to @El Pacifico )- Based on a google search, they are operational...with maybe the exception of service station in Ukiah) Riders with know-how: (If you want to be added or removed, let me know). @El Pacifico @Apple Jam Questions: Is there a secondary market for gpx's and paper charts? I, for one, would be open to buying a second hand maps. What other notes do inmates wants to make? What did I get wrong? Lastly while not an official BDR, I would regret not informing inmates that the BDR organization, a 501(c), can now be supported by Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/ho...&ein=45-2440958&ref_=smi_ext_ch_45-2440958_cl) This provides a small % of your online shopping to the BDR organization.