Scooter Pursley of Bismarck rode five scenic byways in one day. To earn a North Dakota Scenic ByRider patch, you must ride five byways in one year.
Scooter Pursley of Bismarck rode five scenic byways in one day. To earn a North Dakota Scenic ByRider patch, you must ride five byways in one year.
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North Dakota Scenic ByRider Program

Motorcycle the state's scenic byways and backways for scenic wonders and a patch.

North Dakota’s natural beauty is everywhere, from the rugged Badlands in the west, to the tree-lined rolling hills along the Canadian border and colorful fields and valleys in the east.

The best way to experience the sights, sounds and smells of this great state is to tour on two (or three) wheels. North Dakota’s 10 scenic byways and backways provide sensory overload for motorcyclists looking for a thrilling afternoon run or a relaxing evening ride with friends.

Quaint towns, unique dining spots and great scenery await along these state-designated routes: Chan SanSan Scenic Backway, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway, Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway, Old Red/Old Ten Scenic Byway, Rendezvous Region Scenic Backway, Sakakawea Scenic Byway, Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway, Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit Scenic Byway and Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway.

Click here to find out more about the state's scenic byways and backways.

North Dakota Tourism launched the North Dakota Scenic ByRider Program in 2013 as an incentive to get motorcycle enthusiasts out on the state’s scenic byways and backways. Riders traveling five of the 10 scenic byways or backways in the state in one calendar year can receive a patch indicating they are a North Dakota Scenic ByRider.

To verify you were on the route, have a photo taken of you holding a copy of the current North Dakota Travel Guide in front of your bike and a recognizable scenic area, attraction, accommodation or event on that byway. When you have five photos, email or mail them to Scooter Pursley at North Dakota Tourism.

You will receive a patch for your vest or jacket verifying that you are a North Dakota Scenic Byrider. Those riding two-up will receive patches for each rider. If you completed the program in 2013, doing it again this summer for a 2014 rocker.

For more information on the North Dakota Scenic ByRider Program, contact:

Scooter Pursley

North Dakota Tourism Division

1600 E. Century Ave, PO Box 2057

Bismarck, N.D. 58502-2057

701-328-2874

jpursley@nd.gov

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