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VIDEO DVD "Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR)"   
Part Number : 01-091-0210-0
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Weight : 0.088 Kg
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Description

The Washington Back-Country Discovery Route (WABDR) is a scenic driving route across Washington State from Oregon to Canada for dual-sport adventure motorcycles and 4x4 vehicles.

This 600 mile long north-south route uses mostly un-paved backroads through the Cascade Mountains. This specific route was conceived and mapped by Bryce Stevens and Andrew Cull in early 2010. Stevens and Cull drove the route in a 4x4 vehicle (Toyota FJ Cruiser) in late July and early August 2010 to scout the roads, create a GPS track and prepare for the initial motorcycle expedition. The motorcycle expedition took place in late-August 2010 with six motorcycles (BMW and KTM) and a support 4x4 vehicle. Other similar routes across Washington State have been been created and ridden prior this one including routes by Herb Gaudreau and Ralph Noble (in 2002), Tom Mehren of SoundRider, Douglas Hoffman, Steven G. Bisig, and others.


Touratech-USA was the lead sponsor of the project. In addition to providing funds for the project, Tom Myers (President) and Paul Guillien (General Manager) provided support in many ways. We are grateful for their commitment to make this project a reality.

Pictures from the WABDR Tour

Sterling Noren of Wide World HD Productions filmed the expeditions to create a feature-length documentary. More information on the WABDR can be found on the Wide World HD blog.

It is our hope that many people will travel this route in the future and help us to improve it. There are many ways to cross the state through our amazing mountains and we’ll need a large community communicating through our website to discuss the pros and cons of each variation and the many optional side-trips. Oregon has an established route called the OBDR and we wanted Washington to have one as well. This expedition was just the beginning.

In April of 2010 the concept for the WABDR expedition won the Overland Flag Competition at the Overland Expo. Information about the Overland Flag competition can be found on the Overland Expo adventures page. 

DVD (NTSC, not region locked)
Run time: aprox. 1 hour
Audio Format: Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Widescreen)

 




ABOUT THE WABDR

The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) is a scenic route across Washington State from Oregon to Canada through the Cascade Mountain Range. The 600-mile route follows a connection of mostly unpaved back roads that can be ridden on dual-sport and adventure motorcycles or driven in 4x4 and high-clearance 4WD vehicles. The route is usually snow-free July through September.

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS

When Bryce Stevens and Andrew Cull won the 2010 Overland Flag Competition for their proposal to create an off-road route across the state of Washington, they decided to make their vision a reality. In the spring of 2010, the two adventure motorcyclists from the Northwest began scouting and mapping a new off-road route across Washington State from Oregon to Canada for dual-sport adventure motorcycles and 4x4 vehicles.

By late August, the team included Tom Myers and Paul Guillien (Touratech-USA), Helge Pedersen (GlobeRiders) and Sterling Noren (Noren Films). The seven-day WABDR Overland Flag expedition was filmed with six motorcycles (BMW and KTM) and a support 4x4 vehicle.

ABOUT THE DVD

The WABDR DVD contains the full feature-length (one-hour) movie about the WABDR motorcycle expedition. It also includes additional bonus footage (one-hour) about the route, planning tips, sponsor videos and other movie trailers. GPS tracks for the entire WABDR route are also included on the DVD.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Sterling Noren is a filmmaker, world traveler and adventure motorcycle rider from Seattle, WA. His background includes twenty years of experience in the film and video industry as a writer, producer, director, cameraman and editor. During that time he has traveled to over 70 countries around the world on five continents. His motorcycle adventure film production credits include five GloeRiders documentaries, three television series and five instructional DVDs.

For more information on the WABDR and to download free GPS tracks for the route, please visit the WABDR Website.

Also consider purchasing the WABDR Waterproof Route Map by Butler Maps.

  • 2 Hours Total Run-Time
  • Plays in any DVD player
 
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