What It’s Really Like to Ride Your Motorcycle In New Brunswick
New Brunswick is one of Canada’s 3 maritime provinces, and one of the most diverse regions, from oceans, to mountains, to rivers, to cities and small towns.
New Brunswick has so much to explore, they say it is the HIDDEN GEM of the Maritimes. There is no shortage of things to see and do, there is something for everyone on 2 wheels to experience.
- Speed Limits & Laws Find out about NB Laws, more than just speed limits
- Border Crossing: Where to cross into New Brunswick from the USA
- NB Roads: What are the roads really like?
- Biker Friendly Accommodation: What sort of options are there for clean cheap motels?
- Must Do Rides: Rides you will want to do over and over
- Riding Conditions Different views through out the province
- Attractions Outdoors adventures await
Top Rides in New Brunswick
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Riding around New Brunswick
Riding Conditions in the 5 areas of New Brunswick
Riding in New Brunswick you will experience friendly villages, vibrant cities and beautiful landscapes, each region has lots to offer.
NB has 5 regions, each of them having their own beauty and uniqueness to them.
- River Valley Scenic Drive
- This route has twists and turns that will leave you smiling for days
- Fundy Coastal Drive
- Watch whales breaching and experience the world’s highest tides
- Acadian Coastal Drive
- Sandy beaches, fresh seafood, and the authentic Acadian culture
- Miramichi River Route
- A 180km ride exploring the great outdoors at it’s finest
- Appalachian Range Route
- Explore the mountains, water ways and all the breathtaking views
Good Information for Riding in New Brunswick
While riding in New Brunswick you will find that it is a safe place to ride, the friendliest people, an unbelievable amount of history mixed and so many great place to stop and eat fresh seafood.
Driver’s License/Insurance – New Brunswick promotes Motorcycle Awareness all year. You must have valid insurance to ride in NB, along with a valid drivers license.
Once you are in New Brunswick there are fuel stations to gas up at, buy snacks and have air available, the Price of fuel is in Litres, gas stations sell snacks and hot food, the drinking age is 19 in New Brunswick.
What Are the Roads Like in New Brunswick?
New Brunswick has a land mass of over 72,000 square kilometres and a population of over 750,000 (2011 stats), approximately 30% of residents speak french. There are 12 major highways and lots of secondary roads to explore that are less traveled, that will take you through some pretty neat small towns who love seeing motorcyclist.
New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick
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:
- Moose, Deer, Black Bear
- Wolves, Coyotes, Foxes,
- Raccoons, Badgers, skunks, Atlantic Puffin and all kinds of birds
- Killer Whales, Greenland Sharks, Harp Seals
NEVER STOP WHEN WILDLIFE IS NEAR