logo cmrfcc2017 retina optCanada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest is a rural tourism initiative of the Rider Friendly Business Association®. We accept nominations for communities whose population is 100,000 and UNDER.

Due to the requirements of the Régis des Alcools, participation by Quebec Communities is PROHIBITED for 2018. Sorry.

 

Nominations will be accepted from January 1st, 2018 at 12:00:01 am MST to March 15th, 2018 at 11:59:59 pm MST (the "Competition Nomination Period") ONLY.

 

Which community will be crowned Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community 2017 Riding Season?

 

What does it mean to be “Rider Friendly”?  

 

To be “Rider Friendly” means that when riders visit your community-based businesses and attractions and they conduct themselves according to societal norms, that they be treated with courtesy and consideration, just like every other visitor/tourist.

 

This contest is meant to inspire:

  • Pride of community both as citizens and riders

  • The sharing of great places to eat, sleep, play, explore and yes – ride!

 

This contest is meant to showcase:

  • Rural Canadian communities and all of their unique offerings

  • Businesses that are members of the Rider Friendly Business Association® & The Road Trip Rewards Program™

  • The Sponsors who support the contest

 

Tell us which community you think is Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community!

 

The Grand Prize Winning Community will win a multimedia marketing campaign worth $35,000!

 

1) "Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of 2017" title, trophy & signage

2) The Grand Prize Winning Community will be featured on a future episode of “Ride Like A Local” on both EastLink TV and YouTube!

3) The Grand Prize Winning Community will be featured on Kickstands Up on Reality Radio101 & The World of Motorcycling Radio Show!

4) Be featured in “The Busted Knuckle Chronicles” and on “Man Wants” in the UK, Colorado Rider in the US and The Busted Knuckle Chronicles in Canada

*See full details under Section 4 ("Prizes") below.

 

1. NOMINATION PROCEDURES AND PARTICIPATION DETAILS

Competition:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

Due to the requirements of the Régis des Alcools, participation by Quebec Communities is PROHIBITED for 2018

 

Anyone (Individuals, businesses, municipalities, or tourism offices) may nominate a community in Canada, under 100,000 in population to be the Grand Prize Winning Community and earn the title "Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of 2017  in any of the following ways:

 

  1. Online form at www.riderfriendlycontest.ca (the "Website")

  2. By calling Belt Drive Betty Media at 1 (780) 402-8892

  3. By email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  4. By posting on the Contest Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/RiderFriendlyContest/

  5. By posting in the Rider Friendly Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1659957574306956/

 

Nominations will be excluded if they do not meet the population criteria (under 100,000 in population as of the most current census.)

 

As the nominations come in, a website landing page will be created for each nominated community on riderfriendlycontest.ca. Each landing page will be shared as a nomination announcement on the Rider Friendly Contest Facebook page and the public will be invited to register on the website to add comments, pictures and videos pertaining to their favourite community’s spirit; information on local motorcycle events; great ice cream; popular tourist attractions; or a historical connection to the motorcycle community, like the birthplace of a great racer etc. These public contributions; comments, pictures and videos, will be displayed on the nominated community’s landing page as a “Community Fan Page” which may be shared on social media to rally community support prior to voting.

General:

 

Materials submitted in connection with the Competition, including stories; videos; social media comments on Rider Friendly social channels such as, but not limited to, Twitter and Facebook; photographs and music ("Other Materialsl") may be used in any and all media (including, without limitation, on TV or on the Website) by the Sponsors in accordance with these Competition Rules. All Entries and Other Materials that are deemed inappropriate by the Sponsors or are not suitable for a family audience will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. All Materials shall become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned to the submitter.

Note: All submitted files/images/video must: (i) not infringe copyright, intellectual property rights, personality rights or other third party rights (including, without limitation, privacy or other property or civil rights) of any other party, including but not limited to any person, group, entity or company; (ii) not be explicit in nature or in bad taste, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion; (iii) not contain any viruses, worms or other computer programming intended to interfere with the administration of this Competition or the ability of others to participate in the Competition.

 

For enquiries relating to this contest please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. SELECTION PROCESS

 

This is a rural tourism initiative of the Rider Friendly Business Association® and as such Communities over 100,000 in population are ineligible for this contest.

Grand Prize Winning Community and Secondary Prize Winning Communities

 

VOTING

 

There is only one-way to vote: online through the Website (riderfriendlycontest.ca) as a registered user..

Voting rules will be posted to the Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest website on: December 31, 2017

 

Voting Windows

There are three voting windows. The first voting window will open March 29th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. MST and closes April 14th, 2018  at 11:59:59 p.m. MST ("First Public/Social Voting Period"). During the First Public/Social Voting Period, voters can vote for their favourite community in each province/territory.

 

In the first voting window, each Registered User may cast one vote per day(24 hours) in each province/territory bracket. The votes received during the First Public/Social Voting Period will determine which communities move forward to the regional voting of East VS West. The top 5 communities from the Eastern Bracket and the top 5 communities from the Western Bracket will move on to round two voting. The communities that will move on will be announced on April 17th, 2018 Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3 pm MST March 9th, 2017

 

Once the Top communities have been revealed, (up to 10), voters will be invited to vote in the subsequent round which will open April 19th, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST and end May 5th, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST ("Second Public Voting Period").

 

During the second voting window, each Registered User may cast one vote per day(24 hours) in each East and West bracket.

 

The votes received during the Second Public Voting Period will determine who moves forward to the Top 2. The community in each Bracket (East/West) that receives the most votes will move forward to the Top 2. The Top 2 communities will be revealed on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3 pm MST on April 6th, 2017

 

Once the Top 2 communities have been revealed, voters will be invited to vote for the Grand Prize Winner in the third voting window (choosing from one (1) community in the West Bracket and one (1) community in the East Bracket), which will open May 10th, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST and end May 26th, 2018, at 11:59:59 p.m. MST ("Third Audience Voting Period"). During the Third Public Voting Period, voters can vote for their favorite community within the Top 2. The votes received during the Third Public Voting Period will determine the Grand Prize Community. The Grand Prize Community will be revealed on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3pm MST on May 31st, 2018.

 

The Sponsors have the right to disqualify any vote(s) that they deem, in their sole discretion, to be fraudulent; submitted using robotic; automated; programmed or illicit means; in violation of the Competition Rules or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of the Competition.

 

Vote #1 (Part 1 of 3)

 

The information below applies to the Public/Social vote for the winner of Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community and form part of the Official Rules for Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community of 2017

 

There will be two brackets ("Brackets") split up by the East and West of Canada with Newfoundland & Labrador as one “province”, Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick;  and Ontario being defined as the east Bracket ("East Bracket") and Manitoba, Saskatchewan; Alberta; British Columbia; and “Northwest Territories & Yukon Territory” will be defined as one “Province” defined as the west Bracket ("West Bracket").  

The Public Voting period will be from March 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. MST and closes April 14, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST

 

The (up to) Top 10 Communities will be identified as the top 5 vote getters for the east and top 5 vote getters for the west.

Registered users can vote for their favourite Community at riderfriendlycontest.ca

 

VOTING IS LIMITED TO ONE VOTE PER DAY (24 hrs) PER REGISTERED USER PER PROVINCIAL BRACKET

 

At their sole discretion, Sponsors have the right to disqualify any vote that they deem to be fraudulent, in violation of the Official Rules or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of the Competition.

 

All eligible votes received online will be accumulated. The top 5 communities with the most votes in each East/West bracket move on to Round 2 public voting.

 

Vote #2 (Part 2 of 3)

 

The information below applies to the Public vote for the winner of Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community and form part of the Official Rules for Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community of 2017. The public voting period will be from April 19, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM to May 5, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST (the “Voting Period”).

The Top 2 Communities will be identified as the 2 communities with the most votes, 1 from each Bracket.

 

Registered users can vote for their favourite Community at riderfriendlycontest.ca

 

VOTING IS LIMITED TO ONE VOTE PER DAY (24 hrs) PER REGISTERED USER PER BRACKET

 

At their sole discretion, Sponsors have the right to disqualify any vote that they deem to be fraudulent, in violation of the Official Rules or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of the Competition.

 

All eligible votes received online will be accumulated. The Community with the most eligible votes per Bracket will be unveiled on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3 pm MST on April 6th, 2017

 

Vote #3 (Part 3 of 3)

 

Voting - Determining the Winner (East vs West Showdown)

 

The information below applies to the Public vote for the winner of Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community and form part of the Official Rules for Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community of 2017.

 

The public voting period will be from May 10, 2018 11:59:59 PM MST to May 26, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST (the “Voting Period”).

Registered users can vote for their favourite Community at riderfriendlycontest.ca

 

VOTING IS LIMITED TO ONE VOTE PER DAY (24 hrs) PER REGISTERED USER

 

At their sole discretion, Sponsors have the right to disqualify any vote that they deem to be fraudulent, in violation of the Official Rules or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of the Competition.

 

All eligible votes received online will be accumulated. The Community that receives the highest number of eligible votes during the Voting Period will be named Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community 2016. The Grand Prize Winning Community will be announced on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page at 3pm MST on May 4th, 2017

 

Final Results will be confirmed by Community Futures of Alberta

 

3. CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY

 

Community Nominations:

The Competition is open to all Canadian communities with a population not to exceed 100,000. To be eligible, a community must be nominated in accordance with these Competition Rules.

4. PRIZES

One (1) Grand Prize Winning Community will be chosen from the Top 2 by audience votes. The Grand Prize Winning Community will win the following prizes (collectively, the "Grand Prize"):

1)"Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community of 2017" title and trophy;

2) $35,000 Marketing Campaign; the marketing campaign will be created by Belt Drive Betty Media, utilizing a number of web sites, radio, TV & Online TV, print and digital delivery methods from our various media sponsors and partners. (2) Belt Drive Betty or a representative will visit your community to film an episode of Ride Like a Local. (The winning community will host a Ride Night/Event for this purpose)

 

The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $35,000, which is based on the Sponsors' fees and expenses for travel to the winning community for filming purposes.

 

Note: The Grand Prize Winning Community, the Entrant whose Community receives the $35,000 marketing package and all third parties are expressly prohibited from using, selling, bartering, trading and/or auctioning Ride Night/Event tickets for TV Show filming for any commercial purpose. Funds raised from ticket sales MUST go to a local charity. The Sponsors shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to determine whether any use of Ride Night/Event tickets is noncompliant with these Competition Rules.

 

The odds of winning the Grand Prize are directly related to the number of Entrants, the application of Competition Judging Criteria by the In-House Panel and the number of audience votes.

 

Secondary Prizes:

Round One:

Winners will be known as the MOST Rider Friendly Community of 2017 for their province or territory and will each get a 300 x 150 banner ad on their provincial page at www.bustedknucklechronicles.com  IE BC’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of 2017, Newfoundland’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of 2017 etc…

 

Round 2:

Third and fourth place communities (the one’s that do not move on to the final round), will win a 300 x 250 banner ad on the province or territorial page that matches their province or territory and a mention in an article in Belt Drive Betty’s Blog. IE MOST Rider Friendly Community of 2017 FINALIST

 

It is possible that a community win more than one prize.

 

All Prizes

 

Each prize must be accepted "as is" and may not be exchanged for an amount of money, auctioned, bartered, sold or transferred and is non-refundable. No substitutions will be allowed, except as set forth below.

 

If the whole, or any part of any prize is cancelled or unavailable, the winning community agrees to accept alternative prizes which have approximate value equal or greater to the cancelled or unavailable prize(s) or portion(s) thereof in and as full satisfaction thereof and winning communities agree they shall have no claim against the Competition Parties or any other person in respect of the cancelled or unavailable prize(s) or portion(s) thereof.

 

The Sponsors will have no liability to a Community who is unable to attend or take part in any part of the Competition or participate in a prize for whatever reason. There is no obligation on the part of the Sponsors to record or broadcast the appearance or participation of any particular Entrant in connection with the Competition.

 

Refusal to accept a prize releases the Competition Parties of all responsibility and obligations toward the winner of such prize.

 

Prizewinners are solely responsible for all costs, taxes or other fees not expressly described herein.

 

5. COMPETITION SCHEDULE

 

January 1st, 2018

Nominations Open

 

March 15th, 2018

Nominations Close

 

March 29, 2018 – April 14, 2018

 

First Round of Public Voting to find provincial winners.

 

The top 5 vote getters from the East and the top 5 vote getters from the West will move on to Round 2 of Public Voting

 

April 19, 2018 – May 5th 2018

Second Round of Public voting  – The top 5 vote getters from the East and the top 5 vote getters from the West will move on to Round 2 of Public Voting.  In the Second Round of Public Voting registered users will be able to cast one vote per day PER Bracket. Registered users can vote for their favor

 

Winners for round two are announced on the Facebook Page for Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest at 3 PM MST May 3rd, 2018

 

May 10, 2018 – May 26, 2018

Final Round of Voting to decide the inner begins May 10th, 2018 and ends May 26th, 2018. Winners will be announced at 3 PM MST on the Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest Facebook Page.

 

May 31st, 2018, The Grand Prize Winning Community is announced on Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community Facebook Page at 3 PM MST

 

June 1st, 2018

The hunt begins for Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community of 2018

 

6. GENERAL RULES

 

6.1 The Sponsors reserve the right to change the structure, process, timing, duration or any other aspect of the Competition including these Competition Rules at any time in their sole discretion without individual notice or liability. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sponsors reserve the right to cancel or suspend or terminate this Competition for any reason including without limitation, fraud, technical failures; any network server or hardware failure; viruses; bugs; errors in programming or any other errors or other causes beyond the control of the Competition Parties that may corrupt the administration and  security or proper execution of the Competition.

6.2 The Sponsors' and In-House Panel's decisions (or, where appropriate, the decision of the audience voting, as recorded by the voting service provider) are final and binding. The Sponsors reserve the right to consult with the In-House Panel in the selection of the Top 12; however, the decisions of the In-House Panel are in its sole discretion and are final and binding. Where the integrity of the audience voting system is compromised or the audience voting system is otherwise not functioning, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, the Sponsors reserve the right to make all final decisions in relation to the Competition.

 

6.3 Registered Users acknowledge that the Competition Parties are not responsible for and are in no way liable for any injuries, loss or damages arising from the Competition and agree to release and hold harmless all such Competition Parties from any liability in connection with the Competition or any prize awarded.

6.4 The Competition Parties shall not be liable for any Nominations not received for any reason, nor for Nominations declared void, losses; delays; mistaken addresses; typographical errors; errors in printed or electronic material; technical; computer or telephone malfunctions; loss or theft of computer data; damage to software or computer equipment; fraudulent calls or any other mistake. Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition, including but not limited to any fraudulent claims, may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. If such an attempt is made, the Competition Parties reserve the right to seek remedies and damages from any such individual, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

 

6.5 Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the Competition Parties be liable for any personal injury, property damage or losses of any kind, including without limitation, direct; indirect; consequential; incidental or punitive damages. Without limiting the foregoing, the Competition Parties shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the use of or inability to use the Website or the telephone lines for voting or which may be sustained to an Entrant's or any other person's computer, telephone or other electronic equipment resulting from a user's attempt to vote or otherwise participate in the Competition or download any information in connection with participating in the Competition. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided "as is" without any representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

 

6.6 The Competition Parties shall have no liability whatsoever (other than the obligation to provide replacement prizing as set forth in Section 4 above) if any factor(s), including, without limitation, inclement weather; any national emergency; war; civil commotion; a strike; lockout or any other labour dispute; acts of terrorism; acts of government or any agency thereof prevent or delay a prize or any portion of a prize.

 

6.7 The Competition Parties shall not be liable for breaches of privacy due to interference by third-party hackers or otherwise.

 

6.8 This Competition is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. To the extent permitted by law, any dispute arising from this Competition will be determined in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta, without reference to its conflict of law principles and the Entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Grande Prairie, Alberta and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes.

 

7. Competition Rules

 

These Competition Rules are available on the Website. This Competition will be run in accordance with these Competition Rules, subject to any amendment by the Sponsors. In the event of any dispute concerning the operation of any element of the Competition or these Competition Rules, the decision of the Sponsors will be final and binding. Any questions about the Competition can be answered by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

8. Privacy

 

All personal information collected at time of website registration, such as the username, and e-mail address  (i) shall be used by Sponsors for the purposes of administering this Competition; (ii) may be transferred by the Sponsors to and used by the Sponsors' third party licenses and agents (such as contest administrators) hired by the Sponsors for the purpose of assisting them with the administration of this Competition; and (iii) with the consent of Entrants over the age of majority obtained on the Entry, may be used by Sponsors for marketing purposes. The information will not be sold to third parties. Any personal information (such as names, photographs or other likeness) contained within any materials submitted as part of the Entry may be broadcast, distributed or otherwise exploited as set out in these Competition Rules. Entrants will also be subject to Belt Drive Betty Media’s terms and conditions for user-generated content, which can be found below.

 

Our General Privacy Police can be found: https://riderfriendlycontest.ca/index.php/contest-privacy-policy

 

9. Intellectual Property

 

Rider Friendly Business Association® and Belt Drive Betty Media® are registered trademarks of Belt Drive Betty Media®, and may not be reproduced without prior written consent. All logos and marks of our respective sponsors are intellectual properties of the respective sponsors and may not be reproduced without prior written consent from the individual sponsors.

 

Rider Friendly Business Association® and Belt Drive Betty Media® are registered trademarks of Belt Drive Betty Media®. All Rights Reserved.

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