Next in the BDR series - MABDR

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

  1. GunNut37086

    GunNut37086 Been here awhile

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    I'd be down for an Applachian BDR too
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  2. jack splash

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    Thats what the Mid Atlantic BDR is.


    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.
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  3. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    is that 1080mi. one way or round trip. Damascus and Lawrenceville are only 450 mi. apart as the crow flies. That's a lot of winding roads to get from one place to the other.:clap
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  4. GunNut37086

    GunNut37086 Been here awhile

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    I should have been more clear, sorry...I meant something more akin to the Appalachian Trail (end to end), but for DS/ADV instead of hiking.
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  5. massmike

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    Would be awesome to do a BDR route from Northern PA up through the Catskills and up into New England.
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  6. rainmaker8

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  7. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    Eagerly awaiting the GPX. My buddy and I will be headed down to NC via backroads in April. This should add some interesting possibilities!
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  8. RickB1975

    RickB1975 Long timer

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    I'm definitely in for riding this. I'm in NE PA and have a trailer in NC on Lake Kerr. I could head down, spend a weekend lounging on the lake on the pontoon boat, then ride home via the MABDR, sounds like I have vacation plans for 2018!
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  9. EddieFL

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    Excellent! Following...


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  10. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    I found this on the BDR website.

    www.ridebdr.com

    A teaser map of the Mid-Atlantic BDR.
    The movie and GPS file will be released in Feb. Stay tuned.

    MidAtlantic-map-.jpg
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  11. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    It's a bit hard to tell, but it looks like the PA leg follows Trans-PA Trail pretty closely.
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  12. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    SRT: It looks like the TPAT and MABDR share appx 75 miles in the Michaux Area and appx 10 miles in Bald Eagle area.
    Sometimes theres only one or two "good" roads that connect one area and another. Other times one route goes left, and the other goes right,
    but they end up in the same spot. : )

    Thanks
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  13. eakins

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    BDRs are always 1 way, ridden south to north... for uphill traction right :-)
    Of course you can ride the other way.

    This one will have more paved involved, vs western BDRs, because of the nature of land access.
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  14. eakins

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    Info and updates will ramp up quickly after the new year.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy Holidays everyone.

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    Just have to make it until spring...just have to make it until spring...just have to make it until spring...

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  17. Rusty Rocket

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    the Premiere in Asheville looks makeable. just over an hour away
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  18. eakins

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    Looking at the map proof right now.
    MABDR goes thru Harpers Ferry...I love that place!
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  19. eakins

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    Not too far west of Gettysburg too for those who wish to visit.
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  20. eakins

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    Sections north of the PA Turnpike to NY look sweet! I see an expert only section :-)
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