Mid Atlantic BDR
Dual Sport Adventure
Virginia - West Virginia - Maryland - Pennsylvania
Northbound: May 23 - 30, 2021
Southbound: May 30 - June 6, 2021
Registration Deadline: February 19, 2021
Duration: 8-day vacation, 6 riding days
Skill Level: (difficult)
Group Size: 6 – 12 motorcycles
Average Temperature: 50–80ºF / 10-27ºC
Arrival: Bristol, TN
Departure: Lawrenceville, PA
Arrival: Lawrenceville, PA
Departure: Bristol, TN
Total Distance: 1,080 mi / 1,738 km
Average Daily Mileage: 180 miles / 289 km
Join us for this 6-day guided dual sport adventure!
The MABDR is a scenic ride for dual sport and adventure motorcycles that uses dirt, gravel and paved roads to wind through remote parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Starting in Damascus Virginia, and ending in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, PA, this 1,080-mile route, primarily uses forest roads and rural country lanes, to lead riders through the Appalachian mountains, majestic forests, bucolic farming landscapes, Amish country, and locations that played pivotal roles in early American history.
We'll be staying at local hotels along the way, and you'll be riding your own motorcycle.
What Your Tour Includes
Knowledgeable and experienced tour guide
Accommodations at comfortable hotels (7 hotel nights)
All breakfasts, welcome and farewell dinners
Entrance fees to all parks
A detailed tour information package including maps, guide books, and a T-shirt
Motorcycle rental is not included
Not Included in the Tour Price
Lunches, dinners, and beverages
Personal items and hotel room charges
Accommodations and transportation to/from starting point of the tour
The stay at hotels and B&Bs along the way. We will either eat breakfast at the hotel or travel to a restaurant nearby before starting our tour for the day. We will stop for lunch while on the road, and in the evenings, we will stop for dinner on the way to the hotel or eat at the hotel restaurant.
The group will be between 6 and 12 riders.
Roads and Difficulty
The MABDR route is designed to be ridden on adventure and dual-sport motorcycles, as well as driven in 4×4 vehicles. There are no single-track style trails on this route. Generally speaking, this is one of the easier BDR routes, however, there are a lot of tight corners on gravel roads, and you can expect to cover sections of road with deep ruts, loose rocks, and other challenges.
Bringing Your Own Motorcycle
We will be riding at least 1,061 miles or 1,708 km during this tour. Please make sure that your motorcycle is properly serviced beforehand. Tires should have adequate tread life remaining.
A rental motorcycle is not included.
You can use one of these peer-to-peer rental platforms:
Luggage should be safely and securely attached to your motorcycle.
To ensure that you have the easiest travel experience possible, Blue Rim Tours can help arrange early/late lodging. Please indicate on your registration form if you plan to arrive early or leave later than the scheduled tour.
Deposit and Payment
A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to reserve your place on the tour. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. We accept personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. On February 19, 2021, 50% of the tour price is due. The remaining balance of the tour is due before or on April 2, 2021.
The deadline for reservation is February 19, 2021.
If for any reason you need to cancel your trip, please do so in writing. Cancellations made between February 19 and April 1, 2021 will forfeit 50% of the total tour price. April 2, 2021 and after, the total tour price is non-refundable.
Minimum Tour Requirement
We reserve the right to cancel any tour if the number of participants booked does not meet the minimum requirement to operate the trip or due to force majeure. In the unlikely event that this should occur, your payment will be refunded minus the non-refundable registration fee. This fee can be applied to another tour of your choice.
Because we will be riding in mountainous terrain, temperatures can fluctuate significantly, likely range between 50 and 80 degrees, but possibly cooler at the high mountain regions. Dress in several layers so you can easily adjust to changing weather conditions. In case of heavy rain or other inclement weather, we will choose the shortest route to the next hotel whenever possible.
Blue Rim Tours
3601 Edgemoor Court
Clemmons NC 27012