Top 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in New Jersey (2021 Riding Season Year-End Review)

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We looked at a full collection of 2021 motorcycle riding season data when millions of riders visited to find the best motorcycles rides and routes in the USA, Canada, and abroad.  For over 20 years now, has been documenting the best/most-popular motorcycle roads, routes, and rides and for about a decade, we have published annual reports after diving into the website's statistics (which routes are riders researching the most, which routes are getting the most photo/video/comment uploads, etc., etc.) to determine which of the motorcycle routes have risen to the top in motorcycle rider popularity.  We look at a complex set of factors (see Note 2 below) to determine which of the motorcycle rides in each of the states and US regions are the most popular and rated to be the best by motorcycle riders just like you.  Our very popular annual "Top Motorcycle Rides per Region" guides cover the best rides for each of the four official riding regions of the USA: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, and the West.  This year we took things a step further and decided to gone one level deeper and develop guides outlining the Top 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in for the US states and so you are seeing one of those such guides on this page.   

New Jersey's best motorcycle rides are spread out across the Garden State with most of them in the northern half of the state from the east to the west yet with New Jersey's most popular motorcycle ride in the lower/southern central portion of the state. So, starting from #5 and working our way down to the #1 best motorcycle ride in XXX.



After reviewing an entire year of activity of New Jersey motorcycle riders, here are the results:

Top 5 Most Popular Motorcycle Rides in New Jersey!

#5 Chester To Frenchtown

Starting in Chester, proceed southwest along County Road 513, passing through Clinton on your way to Frenchtown. This 31-mile route is a two-lane roadway with multiple passing zones. It is smooth with a mix of curves and straight lengths. Some of the ride highlights include rock outcroppings, horse farms, streams, and rivers.

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#4 New Jersey Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive is a stunning 23-mile route in Northern New Jersey that connects Interstate 287 in Oakland, Bergen County to County Route 511 in Ringwood, Passaic County, via Ringwood State Park in the Ramapo Mountains. This route has the best roads in the northeast, passing through small towns, farmland, and parkland forests.

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#3 Central Jersey Tour

The Central Jersey Tour is a 29-mile-long route that will take you through beautiful tiny villages, parks, and open spaces. It has a largely pleasant course with extensive stretches of straight road as well as lots of twists to keep you entertained.

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#2 Route 519 From Phillipsburg To High Point

Beginning at Phillipsburg, Route 519 will take you via Newton, Colesville, and the New Jersey highlands. The 60-mile route is straight and slowly winds, creating a serene and soothing environment. It has a scenic overlook, rolling hills, and farmland. There are some restaurants as well.

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#1 Tabernacle, NJ Loop

Follow State Route 532 east from Conte Farms in Tabernacle, NJ. The quiet country road is essentially a loop formed by State Routes 563, 542, 206, and 532. This 51-mile route follows a peaceful rural road with beautiful sights and gentle curves.

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Note 1:  All facts and figures below were gathered in Dec of 2021 and will change over time as new motorcycle roads are added to the collection.  For an update listing, you can go to at any time, search on a state of your choosing, and you'll be presented with a list of the best motorcycle roads in that state.  You can also search on the newest motorcycle routes to be registered in that state as well as sift through the routes based on other filters.  Some examples of filtered searches you can do is to filter results based on - only the routes in your state that have 5-star scenery ratings, or only routes with a 5-star driving excitement rating and at least a 3-star rating for scenery, etc. etc.

Note 2:  How were these popularity ratings calculated? 
A motorcycle road’s popularity can be based on a wide variety of factors.  Our analysis considered some obvious indicators of motorcycle road popularity such each roads’ “Rider Rating” scores (star ratings) and which motorcycle road description pages were visited the most.  But, the analysis dug deeper and looked at some less obvious yet valuable indicators of a motorcycle road’s popularity such as how often a given motorcycle road was added to riders’ “To Ride” lists, how often a given motorcycle road was added to riders’ “Rode it” lists and enthusiasm indicators such how often photos and/or videos were uploaded for a given road and which roads are attracting the most buzz among motorcycle roads indicated by those roads that are receiving the most number of new/recent comments.  For the sake of being consistent and as objective as possible we use a popularity algorithm that “crunches those number” and allows us to develop a ranking of the popularity of each of the motorcycle roads used as a basis for this guide.


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