10 Ways to Cycle in New Brunswick

From fun outings on family-friendly trails to challenging routes on rolling hills to multi-day tours that cross the province to adrenaline-inducing descents, New Brunswick has tons of adventures that will make you want to hop on a bike and pedal East of Ordinary.

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  1. 1. Bike from one province to another


    The Petit-Témis connects the province of Quebec with New Brunswick’s Madawaska region. It’s a well-groomed, 130-km dedicated cycling trail on a former railwaybed with delightful rest areas. You can even visit a botanical garden and spend the night in a provincial park along the way. While in Edmundston, mountain biking enthusiasts will want to spend hours on the superb 45-km single and double-track trail network of Vélo Edmundston.
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  3. 2. Take your bike on a ferry ride


    Meander through the picturesque countryside of the Saint John River valley or soak up the fresh sea air on the Fundy Isles of the Passamaquoddy Bay. Islands and river ferry crossings will provide a refreshing pause on your journey.
  4. 3. Shift gears along the Fundy Coast

    From cliff tops to beaches, you might get out of breath on the roller coaster-like Fundy Trail Parkway road and even more so on the multi-use gravel dust trail that runs parallel to it, but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views!
  5. Fundy National Park also has single-track mountain trails worth checking out, including the Whitetail Trail, now open to mountain bikers (second wheel optional):
  6. 4. Bike the Dykes in Riverside-Albert

    Explore the coastal dykes and rail bed trails of the Chignecto Bay salty marshlands or explore the rugged Caledonia highlands; rent a bike or take your own to scenic waterfalls and glorious sea views. You can even take a guided cycling tour to learn more about the history of the region.
  7. 5. Go right to town in the city

    Sunday and every day cyclists can spend endless hours exploring New Brunswick’s urban multi-usetrails and bikeways. All the services are just a few pedal strokes away; bike rental shops, bicycle co-operatives, fun BMX parks and friendly cycling communities getting together for races or special events. For a family ride with stops at attractions and parks or for a longer distance ride from downtown (or uptown!) to the suburbs, experience New Brunswick cities on two wheels. The City of Fredericton has 88 km (55 mi.) of trails throughout the city, traversing both sides of the Saint John River.
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  9. 6. Roll with the tide in Moncton

    Cycle on the trail alongside the Petitcodiac River and take a break to check out the tidal bore.
  10. 7. Cycle l’Acadie

    Cycling and joie de vivre go hand in hand on New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula coastal and inland itineraries. Their spiffy new partially-paved Véloroute goes from direct sea views to fields, forests and lively towns great for refueling at a dairy bar or a seafood shack.
  11. Véloroute de la Péninsule acadienne - Caraquet
  12. Further south on the coast, Kouchibouguac National Park has 60 kilometres of bicycle paths crisscrossing the lush woodland and grassy marshlands... and, of course, the beach is always close by for a well-deserved rest!
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  14. 8. Rush downhill at Sugarloaf

    Downhill mountain bikers will have an epic day near Campbellton on Mount Sugarloaf, Atlantic Canada's only bikepark with trails accessible by chairlift. Beginners will love the smooth, gentle cruisers like Sugar Mama, intermediate riders will have a blast on the twisty single tracks and experts will find their thrills on the steep and technical black-diamond trails. Regardless of your riding style, the Adrenaline Bike Festival will provide thrills and fun to riders and onlookers alike.
  15. “Voted the top downhill mountain bike park in all of Eastern Canada, Sugarloaf provincial park is a wicked good time.” – A for Adventure (@aforadventure)
  16. Voted the top downhill mountain bike park in all of Atlantic Canada, Sugarloaf provincial park is a wicked good time. #explorenb #aforadventure #biking @chris_surette
    Voted the top downhill mountain bike park in all of Atlantic Canada, Sugarloaf provincial park is a wicked good time. #explorenb #aforadventure #biking @chris_surette
  17. 9. Be single-track minded

    Obsessed with off-roading? Looking for rocky, rooty and challenging single track or sweet and easy riding? There's a terrain for everyone in New Brunswick – at French Fort Cove Nature Park in Miramichi, Rockwood Park in Saint John, in Minto (where the trails are built atop old mining grounds), in Hillsborough (White Rock Recreational Area), in Edmundston, and in Fredericton, Moncton and Dieppe – just to name a few.
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