Mid Atlantic BDR
Dual Sport Adventure
Virginia - West Virginia - Maryland - Pennsylvania
North: May 23 - 30, 2021 (May 22 - 29, 2022)
South: May 30 - June 6, 2021 (May 29 - June 5, 2022)
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!
An unforgettable 6-day adventure ride through the beauty of Appalachia, the Mid Atlantic BDR Tour is 1,080 miles of engaging forest roads and charming country lanes, rewarding participants with dense forests, verdant farmland, and the iconic Amish country to create a highly rewarding two-wheel experience. A perfectly balanced blend of challenging adventure riding and sightseeing, the Mid Atlantic Tour weaves through Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania—states with rich historical lineage, each playing a significant role in America’s early years.
Tailormade for experienced riders who prefer to use their own dual sport or adventure motorcycle, the Mid Atlantic Tour combines sightseeing with exhilarating riding set against the mystical backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains. Utilizing a mix of dirt, gravel, and paved roads to traverse this picturesque part of the country, the tour was designed specifically to grant riders access to remote, less-traveled routes for a more personal and exclusive motorcycle travel experience.
From the unique perspective of an adventure motorcycle participants will wander off the beaten path to discover this dynamic landscape. In addition to the joys of riding—with safety and logistics supported by the presence of an experienced guide—the tour winds through four of America’s original states, presenting an opportunity to ride through history with stops at various landmarks and famous sites commemorating historical importance in the shaping of the country from its humble beginnings. The architecture, landscapes, and townships indigenous to the region speak to a heavily storied and charming past, providing a rich tapestry of sights, sounds, and flavors.
The Mid Atlantic Tour has southbound and northbound options to choose from, offering full, yet comfortable riding days (averaging 180-miles per) that provide plenty of opportunity to ride while also allowing generous time for sightseeing and to learn about this colorful and vibrant region. Taking advantage of springtime, the Mid Atlantic Tour unfolds during the motorcycle-friendly months of May and June where temperatures average a comfortable 50 – 80˚ F (depending on elevation).
The tour includes seven nights of lodgings in local hotels and B&Bs (Blue Rim Tours can easily arrange additional nights on either the incoming or outgoing legs to allow for additional discovery on your own). Limited to just 6 – 12 motorcycles ensures this tour to be an enjoyable and uncomplicated adventure outing, providing memories and new friendships that will stay with you forever.
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. We suggest a waterproof duffel bag strapped to your back seat. There is no support van on this tour.
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
NOTE: We’re currently reserving spots without requiring an immediate $1,000 deposit. The $1,000 deposit will be due 6 months before the scheduled tour due. This is due to the current travel situation. Please complete the registration form which reserves your spot on the tour.
(Does currently not apply: 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.
Photos by Alfonse Palaima
Blue Rim Tours
3601 Edgemoor Court
Clemmons NC 27012