Dudley Do-Right Backways Adventure Trail

British Columbia Great Adventure Route

The Great Canadian Ride

Explore the Backroads of Southwestern British Columbia as Dudley Do-Right of the Canadian Mounted Police did for years in pursuit of Snidely Whiplash.

About the ride

This is a week's adventure bike motorcycle ride around BC to discover great places. You know, mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, fish, elk, bear and food and drinks and the people. The ride starts just inside the Canadian border in the town of Osoyoos BC.  This is just across the border from Oroville, Washington.  The ride will be 7 days long and will form a 2250 km (1400 mile) loop around the province. Riders will spend each evening in a different hotel as they travel the route. The ride will be largely on dirt roads in remote places. There will be some pavement and some tough sections.  As always I have included some easy options just in case, but riders should come prepared to tackle some tough stuff and go the distance.  This ride is also about the good riding. Come for the riding, leave with a smile.

Riders Should Bring:

Good reliable newer bikes that can go the distance with little maintenance.  Bring an adventure bike that is more dirt oriented.  Ask me if you are in doubt.  Riders should come prepared to repair their own tires on the trail.  Bring tools and backup tubes. Practice this at home.  Riders should bring good gear and clothes, including rain gear.  The weather is likely to be good, but in the mountains it can be anything, including cold and wet and even snow in spots.

Expect the unexpected:

When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help?  If the answer is that you are more likely to offer help you are welcome to join this ride. This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help. 

Funny how that magic works

Self Guided American Adventure: This Route is designed to be a self-guided adventure.  As GPS units have become both more powerful and easier to use, it has enabled anyone to be able to easily find their way along the trail.  For many, this allows them to just experience the  trail without the burden of getting lost.

Buy the GPS Card and Rider Maps:  

You can order a microSD Card for your Garmin GPS and a complete set of tank bag reference maps designed in combination with the microSD card to fit the pocket in your "Tank Bag" and  complete ride booklet   See the choices below:

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Notes:  I suggest you plan and order early.  Normally I ship within a week.  But sometimes I run out and it can take me several weeks to get new cards and maps.  And sometimes I am out riding and building new adventures so that can be hard too. I list the Option for 2 SD cards because many riders like to carry a backup card or a cheap backup gps in the event of unforeseen circumstances. 

Ride Details

I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!

Description Dudley Do-Right BAT

What are these Adventure Rides like? These rides are designed along the theme of exploring the world.  They include a mix of remote dirt routes, back paved roads, sometimes some very seldom ridden paths and pavement.  Rides are a mix of all these things and sometimes some surprises due to weather conditions.  These rides are for experienced, well seasoned riders that are capable of turning a washed out road experience into just part of the day's fun.  Riders should be comfortable with turning around when necessary and finding an alternative route around unexpected obstacles. These rides are not for new riders. As an experienced rider, the tough part of having a great motorcycle adventure is the routing and logistics.  What routes do I take? Where do I stay? How do I find the best routes and places? 

View the ride maps

OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.


The Blue lines are MAIN routes

The Cyan lines are Alternate main routes

The Red lines are Harder routes

The Green lines are Easy options

The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints

How does the ride navigation work?

This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own.  You are responsible for your own riding.  You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit.  People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together.  You are not encouraged to ride alone.  You are responsible for your own riding and yourself. 

 (see my ride Navigation Video)


Are you right for this ride?

When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help?  You should be in the more likely to offer help camp.  This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help.  Additionally there is all the normal stuff, come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.

How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?

I develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden.  I take the best from all my rides and make new ones. 

(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)


Note from me, gpsKevin

My goal for this ride is simple,  great riding, so you can count on great routes and places to ride.

But in addition: the ride is about  discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the Southwest.