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.
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.
Tom Myers, President of Touratech-USA, left our Seattle headquarters this morning aboard our new BMW R1200GS and will soon join Paul Guillien, Touratech-USA's General Manager, and the rest of the Backcountry Discovery Routes team, to being documenting the highly anticipated Utah Backcountry Discovery Route.
It's late July and we're are on the first day of a motorcycle trip on the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route (OBDR) - the start of our nine-day adventure...
Frequently Asked Questions about the WABDR (Washington Backcountry Discovery Route)
With Summer quickly approaching, it's time to start planning all your motorcycle adventures for 2011. Touratech-USA has the perfect way to get inspired for one of the best new rides of the year, offering a waterproof Route Map
from Butler Maps, and an expedition Documentary DVD
from Noren Films of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR).
Washington Back-country Discovery Route GPS Tracks are now available for free download at www.WABDR.com
Touratech completes Washington Back-country Discovery Route Expedition. The WABDR becomes a reality with the completion of this route, first expedition and upcoming documentary.
A group of guys from Touratech and GlobeRiders needed a good excuse to get out of the office. And what better way to escape home and business responsibilities than setting out on a multi-day motorcycle adventure off the beaten path through the rugged and uninhabited land that stretches along the OBDR - the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route.
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Starting on Wednesday morning August 16, 2000 Tom Myers and Zander Nosler, (both from Seattle WA) rode the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route. The route took five nights and turned out to be 950+ miles.