Backcountry Discovery Routes July Fundraiser to Match Donations

Jul 13, 2017 View Comments by

BDR July fundraiser

Backcountry Discovery Routes has a summer fundraising campaign going that guarantees to double the impact of donors by matching all contributions dollar for dollar.

This means a donation of $100 will result in $200 being invested in the activities of the non-profit organization whose mission is to create one new cross-state route per year for adventure and dual-sport riders. It also seeks to preserve riding opportunities and access to public lands through cooperation with land managers, and to create sustainable motorcycle tourism in small town communities along the BDR routes.

“Keeping the gas station alive in these tiny towns is a critical element to preserving access to remote backcountry riding areas,” said Paul Guillien, BDR board president. “Having local communities that rely on motorcycle tourism gives us a bigger voice to keep these remote roads open for exploring on motorcycles.”

Riding areas have been under tremendous threat in recent years, but Backcountry Discovery Routes contributes to their livelihood and success by creating and preserving riding opportunities in the region. Many of us at RoadRUNNER have had a blast riding BDR routes, from Arizona to New Mexico and beyond. If fundraising goals are met, the organization expects to publish the Mid-Atlantic BDR (MABDR) and California BDR-South (CABDR-South) in the next two years.

BDRThe matching grant was created with private contributions from individuals who attended the organization’s Mojave Desert Ride Fundraiser earlier this year. One hundred percent of funds will go directly toward the development of the two new routes, as well as to future access and preservation initiatives.

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