What It’s Really Like to Ride Your Motorcycle In Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan is known for there flat lands and minerals, thier fresh water fishing and outdoor adventures, Saskatchewan has many roads to explore on 2 wheels.
Saskatchewan is given a hard time with it’s flat land jokes, but in all reality there is a wide variety of activities to do through out the whole province, and no matter where you travel in Saskatchewan you will always find a die hard CFL Rough Riders fan!
- Speed Limits & Laws Find out about SK Laws, more than just speed limits
- Border Crossing: Where to cross into Saskatchewan from the USA
- SK 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 Saskatchewan
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Riding around Saskatchewan
Riding Conditions in the 7 areas of Saskatchewan
Riding in Saskatchewan you will experience hot summer days and amazing thunder storms at night, each region has lots to offer,
SK has 7 regions, each of them having their own beauty and uniqueness to them.
- Capitol of the province, main centre for motorcycle sales & service.
- Found on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River, lots of day rides around here.
- South East Region
- You will be riding through valleys to high country with lots of unexpected views.
- South West Region
- Home of Cypress Hills Provincial Park, highest point at 4567′, great riding
- East Central
- Riding in this area has some great places to stop for history and entertainment
- West Central
- Riding in this region you will feel like you stepped back in time with fur trade routes and more
- Some of the best riding is here, the views are breathtaking, great place to experience the Northern Lights
Good Information for Riding in Saskatchewan
While riding in Saskatchewan you will find that it is a safe place to ride in, the people are really friendly. It is a farming community with a variety of other of other sorts of way to drive the economy.
Driver’s License/Insurance – Saskatchewan promotes Motorcycle Awareness all year. You must have valid insurance to ride in SK, along with a valid drivers license.
Once you are in Saskatchewan 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 19 in Saskatchewan.
What Are Sakatchewan Roads Like?
With Saskatchewan having a land mass of over 588,000 square kilometres and with a population of 1.2 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, Saskatchewan has 8 major highways but they re not all 100% 4 lane. Majority of main roads in SK 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.
- 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 Saskatchewan
One of the most popular attractions to Saskatchewan is their abundant wildlife population. 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:
- Bison, Moose, Caribou, Wolves, Black & Brown Bears
- Wild Horses, Coyotes, Lynx, Foxes,
- Raccoons, Badgers, skunks, gophers and all kinds of birds
- Northern Pike, Walleye, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout and more
NEVER STOP WHEN WILDLIFE IS NEAR