Wyoming Backcountry Discovery Route August 2023

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August 26, 2023
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Dates: August 26 to September 1, 2023
Baggs, WY
Wyoming-Montana Border
Min Age : 18
Max People : 10
Tour Overview

This trip will be our inaugural trip on the Wyoming Backcountry Discovery Route (WYBDR). The route was introduced in 2022 as the 11th BDR offering. The WYBDR begins in the town of Baggs, WY then ascends north and to the east to explore the Sierra Madre and Medicine Bow Mountains. We will then head east from the town of Alcova across the remote Beaver Rim area finishing in the small town of Atlantic City (no, not THAT Atlantic City). We will ride pavement 30 miles to overnight in the town of Lander, returning to AC to continue the route. 

The route heads north through the Wind River Mountain Range (after reaching the town of Shoshoni we will overnight in Riverton) then east through the Bighorn Mountains then to the Montana border. We will take 7 riding days to complete the almost 900 miles of this route. We will meet up in Baggs the day before the scheduled first day from Baggs to Centennial, WY. 

The WYBDR is considered the most remote of the BDRs and this time away from civilization will be rewarded with some long, expansive views as well as overlooks from mountain peaks reaching 11,000 feet. This is a fairly technical route and will be restricted to those with intermediate to advanced riding abilities and experience. This BDR will also test machine so only capable dual sport and adventure motorcycles should attempt this tour. 

Departure Location and Date

Baggs, WY on Friday August 25, 2023

Arrival Location and Date

Wyoming-Montana border on Saturday September 1, 2023

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Tour Guide
  • Welcome Dinner
  • SPOT Tracking
  • Group Picture and Digital Photo Album

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Tour
  • Entrance Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Fuel
  • Motorcycle Rental

What to Bring

  • Riding Gear (full face helmet, above the ankle boots and eye protection (shield or goggles) recommended minimally)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Bluetooth Helmet Comm (optional)
Itinerary

The plan is to meet up in Baggs, WY on Friday August 25th, 2023 then leave the following day on the ride. Jim Blais (our tail guide) and myself will likely drive to Casper, WY on the 24th then ride to Baggs on the 25th leaving vehicles in Casper for your return the following week. There is a possibility that we will be able to trail some rider’s bikes out to Casper with us. This would then allow riders to fly into Casper to meet us and pick up their bikes. 

Leaving Baggs on Saturday the 26th, we will conclude the day in Centennial. Sunday we head to Elk Mountain, WY then on to Alcova. 148 mile later on Monday we arrive in Atlantic City (overnight in Lander). This is the longest stretch with access to fuel so we will likely be carrying fuel with us. Tuesday sees us arrive in Shoshone (overnight in Riverton) and Wednesday in the town of Ten Sleep. Thursday has us in Burgess Junction and Friday we reach the Montana border early in the day. 

From the early arrival at the Montana border those who are returning to Casper will ride south completing the 3 1/2 hour, mostly highway, into Casper. 

The plan is to meet up in Baggs, WY on Friday August 25th, 2023 then leave the following day on the ride. Jim Blais (our tail guide) and myself will likely drive to Casper, WY on the 24th then ride to Baggs on the 25th leaving vehicles in Casper for your return the following week. There is a possibility that we will be able to trail some rider’s bikes out to Casper with us. This would then allow riders to fly into Casper to meet us and pick up their bikes. 

Leaving Baggs on Saturday the 26th, we will conclude the day in Centennial. Sunday we head to Elk Mountain, WY then on to Alcova. 148 mile later on Monday we arrive in Atlantic City (overnight in Lander). This is the longest stretch with access to fuel so we will likely be carrying fuel with us. Tuesday sees us arrive in Shoshone (overnight in Riverton) and Wednesday in the town of Ten Sleep. Thursday has us in Burgess Junction and Friday we reach the Montana border early in the day. 

From the early arrival at the Montana border those who are returning to Casper will ride south completing the 3 1/2 hour, mostly highway, into Casper. 

Terms and Conditions

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Emmaus MotoTours requires a 30% USD non-refundable deposit at time of booking.

Motorcycle rental within a guided motorcycle tour

Rider is also subject to the the terms and conditions of any motorcycle rental company when purchasing a tour that includes motorcycle rental.

Cancellation Policy

If a tour is canceled by Emmaus MotoTours ahead of departure because of lack of participation all deposits and balance payments are 100% transferable and refundable.

Cancellations initiated by the participant received in writing to motoridetours@gmail.com with more than 30 days notice before tour start date will receive their 30% USD deposit in full.

Cancellations initiated by the participant received in writing to motoridetours@gmail.com with 30 or less days notice before the tour start date will forfeit their deposit and any balance payments as a cancellation fee.

Emmaus MotoTours reserves the right to cancel a participants tour during the tour if the participant is disruptive or putting themselves or others in harms way. No refund or credit will be issued.

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