This May, MotoVermont will lead the inaugural North East Backcountry Discovery Route Tour! Come discover the beauty, the history and the most exciting roads and trails that the northeastern U.S. has to offer. Eric Milano, a key member of the NEBDR development team, will guide the group through the entire route over nine days. Lodging and meals will be included and rental bikes are available.
What is Backcountry Discovery Routes®(BDR®)? BDR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that creates off-highway routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel in the backcountry across the U.S. Each route generates new tourism that delivers sustainable economic relief to less-advantaged rural communities. The North East BDR will be the organization's tenth published route and stretches 1,400 miles from Hancock, N.Y. to the Canadian border in northern Maine. This route is unique to other BDR's as it was designed by a hand-picked group of local volunteer “experts”.
Several of the route designers will be joining the tour along the way to showcase their specific sections. This will present tour goers with an insightful look into the NEBDR's design and development. Get the inside scoop on how and why the NEBDR was put together; maybe even check out some of the trails that didn't make the cut. Eric and the other route designers are part of only a handful of riders that have completed the NEBDR in its entirety. They have an intimate knowledge of the entire route and are looking forward to sharing it!
Three MotoVermont guides will help lead 9 riders along this route; 2 guides will be on bikes and one will pilot a support truck that will follow the group and haul backup bikes, tools and luggage. MotoVermont will provide ground transportation for those flying in from afar.
Tour dates: May 28 – June 5
Start location: Hancock, NY
End location: Jackman, Maine
Included: Lodging (8 nights), 14 meals, 3 guides, map, support truck, ground transportation.
Cost: $3750 double occupancy / $4250 Single occupancy
How to sign up: Go to motovermont.com/nebdr for more info and a link to sign up!