Dual-sport and adventure motorcyclists in Colorado have an excuse to get out of the house this January. BMW Motorcycles of Denver and parts and accessories shop Performance Cycles of Denver will host a film premier of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route. The full-length film documents the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route scouting team as they traverse the state of Colorado on large adventure motorcycles in search of the best dirt roads in the state.
Tom Myers and Paul Guillien of Touratech-USA have teamed up with Rob Watt, Bryce Stevens, Justin Bradshaw and Sterling Noren to create a 501c(4) non-profit organization dedicated to establishing and preserving off-pavement riding opportunities for dual-sport and adventure-touring motorcycles. One of the primary goals of the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization is to create routes that cross entire states using primarily unpaved roads across public lands and mountain ranges.
In the last few years, the 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 to the public with free GPS tracks in early 2013.
“I’m really excited to release the latest installment in the Backcountry Discovery Route series, the COBDR. It was a wonderful motorcycle expedition and I think we’ve created a classic adventure ride. Viewers of the film will get a taste of what awaits them in Colorado — spectacular scenery, historic mining towns and exhilarating adventure riding on what is arguably one of the best rides in the country,” said Sterling Noren, producer at Noren Films.
Dates for film premiere in Colorado are Jan 19th at BMW of Denver located at 2910 South Havana Street, Aurora, CO 80014 and Jan 26th at Performance Cycles of Denver located at 1990 S Broadway Denver, CO 80210.