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In late March, the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization held its first fundraiser event called the Wickenburg Desert Ride. Operating out of a private oasis in the desert known as the Boyd Ranch, participants were treated to three meals a day from the chuck wagon and guided rides in some of Arizona’s best backcountry terrain.

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The AZBDR is a 750-mile scenic ride across the state of Arizona, beginning at the Mexico border and finishing at the Utah border. The route consists of mostly remote dirt roads, that pass through iconic locations. Follow the link to learn more.

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Sample Packing Checklist for all of the Backcountry Discovery Routes - We know it can be tough to remember all the items to bring on a backcountry adventure, so we've put together this sample packing list to help you prepare for your BDR trip.

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After more than 700 miles of off-road riding across the state of Colorado, Touratech has released a video highlighting the versatility of Yamaha’s new Super Tenere XT1200Z.

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In the last few years, the BDR team has created both the Washington and Utah Backcountry Discovery Routes, and has just completed a route for the state of Colorado, which will be released with free GPS tracks in early 2013.

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This exciting documentary by Curbsyde Productions gives you an in-depth look into the creation and first expedition of the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, a 871 mile long south-north route across the state of Utah, from Arizona to Idaho, for dual-sport and adventure motorcycles and 4x4 vehicles. Expected March 20, 2012.

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Here is an extended trailer for the Utah Backcountry Diccovery Route (UTBDR) expedition, an 871 mile off-road route that starts in Mexican Hat and runs north across the state of Utah to the Idaho border near Bear Lake.

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Touratech-USA's Tom Myers and Paul Guillien, accompanied by a group of riders that included Bryce Stevens of Trails.com, Rob Watt of A990 Bags, Joe Lloyd of Curbsyde Productions, Justin Bradshaw of Butler Motorcycle Maps and Justin Summers of KLiM, spent eight days in the Utah backcountry working to establish an off-road route across the state, what they've dubbed the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route.

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As with many great stories, this one starts with two guys chatting over a pint of beer one evening. They are talking about their shared passion for motorcycles when they stumble upon an idea to create a route from Oregon to Canada through the Washington backcountry. This idea gains momentum when its awarded the 2010 Overland Flag for best proposal for an expedition.

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Tom Myers and Paul Guillien, President and General Manager of Touratech-USA, returned to Seattle this week following the completion of a 1000 mile off-road motorcycle journey across the state of Utah.
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