Female bikers converge on southeastern N.B.

Hundreds of female bikers will hit the streets of southeastern New Brunswick this weekend.

The second annual Backroad Ball, which is Atlantic Canada's first and only all-women's motorcycle rally, takes place in Penobsquis on Saturday.

Organizers say the goal of the event is to unite female bikers and to focus on motorcycle safety.

Over 200 participants are expected, including some from as far away as Alberta and Pennsylvania.

Rides are planned to the Dairytown Market in Sussex, Fundy National Park and St. Martins.