Canada's Most Rider Friendly Contest 2017

A rural tourism initiative of the Rider Friendly Business Association® and is sponsored by Community Futures of Alberta.

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Canada's Most Rider Friendly Community Contest

Our Contest Sponsors

Timeline of Events

Sept 19, 2016

Nominations Open

February 17, 2017

Round 1 Voting Begins

March 30, 2017

2nd Round Voting Ends

December 31, 2016

Nominations Close

March 2, 2017

Round 1 Voting Ends

April 6, 2017

Finalist Communities Announced

January 1 - February 3, 2017

Judging of nominations by Community Futures

March 9, 2017

Semi Finalist Communities Announced

April 13, 2017

3rd & Final Round Voting Opens

February 9, 2017

Competing Communities Announced

March 16, 2017

2nd Round Voting Begins

April 27, 2017

Final Round Voting Ends

May 4, 2017

Winning Community Announced

Message From Our Presenting Sponsor:

Message From Last Year's Winning Community:

As the event organizer for our annual Run to the Hills Memorial Rally and as one of the team behind the Wayside Fallen Riders Memorial Park here in Two Hills,  I have to say what a great honour it has been to have our "Small town with a Big Future" recognized as Canada's Most Rider Friendly Community for 2015.  This entire experience from the initial nominations, to the voting, the neck and neck race with Kaslo and finally the winning of the title has been amazing ... the community building that has been done here is truly wonderful.  The recognition from the Riding community has been humbling.  I am proud to be a member of both the community of Two Hills and the motorcycling community here in Canada.  The impact of this win was immediately recognizable with increased traffic through our town and at our local businesses. Despite the major road work on the Veteran's Memorial Highway that is the main north south corridor through our little town there were and still are a steady stream of riders coming to experience the warmth and welcoming spirit of Two Hills Alberta.  Our event saw a 20% increase in attendance and considering the harsh economic climate here in Alberta that truly is remarkable.  I would like to thank Belt Drive Betty and Community Futures for giving us the opportunity to showcase our town to riders from all over this glorious country and for giving that same opportunity to all of the small communities across Canada to shine and show the riding community what we have to offer.  I encourage everyone to stop and explore Canada's Rider Friendly Communities.

Bob Ross
Coordinator/cofounder of Run to the Hills Memorial Rally and Wayside Memorial Park, Two Hills, AB

Last Year's Semi-Finalist and Finalist Communities

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