Southern New Brunswick, Aug. 15-18
This is the top adventure bike rally on the east coast, and also a brainchild of former CMG big cheese Editor ‘Arris. Based out of Adair’s Wilderness Lodge, near Sussex, New Brunswick, the Fundy Adventure Rally started off as a 500-km offroad rally route, with legs of varying difficulty, meant to complete in a day.
The long day’s ride is still the main focus of the event, but there are also demo rides motorcycle riding competitions, presentations, rider training, and a general pile of two-wheeled fun. In fact, many riders show up a couple of days early at the rally in order to pack in more action. There’s something here for everyone, from big-bore adventure bikers to small-capacity dual sport riders to even the hardcore street-legal enduro fans.
If the 500-km main route sounds like too much work, there’s also a 250-km scavenger hunt route, which shouldn’t give most riders any trouble at all, and gives you much more time to enjoy some of backwoods New Brunswick’s best scenery — unless it rains. Precipitation has definitely added to the rally’s challenge in recent years!