What It’s Really Like to Ride Your Motorcycle In Manitoba

Manitoba is located in the centre of Canada, with an array of amazing things to see & do, you will be captivated by natural beauty.

Manitoba has so much to explore, from the Northern Lights and polar bears, to the wheat fields and berry farms, the many lakes and whitewater rapids, rural areas to cities, there is something for everyone on 2 wheels to experience.

map of manitoba

Ride Details

  • Speed Limits & Laws Find out about MB Laws, more than just speed limits
  • Border Crossing: Where to cross into Manitoba from the USA
  • MB Roads: What are the roads really like?
  • Biker Friendly Accommodation: What sort of options are there for clean cheap motels?
  • Must Do Rides: With its large land mass there are quite a few rides to enjoy
  • Riding Conditions Different views through out the province
  • Attractions Outdoors adventures await

Top Rides in Manitoba

Snowbirds ride from Mesa to Death Valley and back

Another bucket ride ticked off. Death Valley is definitely worth the trip even though it's a bit off the beaten track. It wasn't too overcrowded during this late March ride and not too, too hot. Enjoy and ride safe.

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Riding around Manitoba

Riding Conditions in the 6 areas of Manitoba

Riding in Manitoba you will experience continental climate, thousands of lakes and many rivers, each region has lots to offer.

MB has 6 regions, each of them having their own beauty and uniqueness to them.
riding conditions in MB

Sandy Beaches, Golf Courses, Cottages, Lakes and great riding country side
Pembina Valley Central Plains
Scenic roads, Farm & Ranch greenbelt, hot summer days, hot summer nights.
Great Fishing and wildlife area, rushing rivers, berry farms and scenic open road to ride.
North of 53
Exciting to ride to see the polar bears, beluga whales, see the Northern Lights and dip your toe in the Hudson Bay.
Explore the wilderness, the lakes, stay in one of the many cabins and cottages
Riding in this region you will enjoy the Turtle Mountains, rolling hills and lush forests

Good Information for Riding in Manitoba

While riding in Manitoba you will find that it is a safe place to ride, the people are really friendly, hence their license plate “Friendly Manitoba”.

Driver’s License/Insurance – Manitoba promotes Motorcycle Awareness all year. You must have valid insurance to ride in MB, along with a valid drivers license.

Once you are in Manitoba there are fuel stations to gas up at, buy snacks and have air available, but do pay attention to where you are going as the land mass is larger and you may have longer stretches of road without fuel stops. The Price of fuel is in Litres, gas stations sell snacks and hot food, the drinking age is 18 in Manitoba.

What Are Manitoban Roads Like?

With Manitoba having a land mass of over 649,950 square kilometres and with a population of 1.272 million (2014 stats),in the whole province, maintaining every road to it’s highest potential is not doable. If you think about it, that is 1.91 people per square kilometre, that is insane amount of land to maintain. If you are looking to ride on divided highway, Manitoba has 14 major highways but they are not all 100% 4 lane. Majority of main roads in Manitoba are in good condition, but with the harsh winters and volume of semi trucks travelling them, you will need to be alert and use caution.
There are a lot of great secondary roads that are less traveled, that will take you through some pretty neat small towns who love seeing motorcyclist.

Manitoba Laws


DOT Approved Helmet
It is the law for riders and passengers to wear a DOT approved helmet, you must have a valid driver’s license and insurance is also mandatory. Safety is important while riding, being alert and aware of your surroundings is key to a fun safe ride, signage is very good in most areas.
Construction Zone
Spring, Summer and Fall there is a lot of construction to rebuild all these millions of kilometres of roads, it is the law to slow down to the posted speed limit through a construction zone, fines are STEEP!
Passing Emergency Vehicles
At any time you pass an emergency vehicle (Police, Ambulance, Tow Truck, etc) on the shoulder of the road or in a lane, it is the law to slow down to 70km/hr

Wildlife in Manitoba

One of the most popular attractions to Manitoba is their wildlife. Any of these animals that you see along your ride are magnificent and we all know not to get close to these animals, feed them or get off your bike to take a picture.

Animals you may see:

  • Polar Bears, Bison, Moose, Caribou, Black & Brown Bears
  • Wolves, Coyotes, Lynx, Foxes,
  • Raccoons, Badgers, skunks, gophers and all kinds of birds
  • Beluga Whales, Fish:Northern Pike, Walleye, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout and more