We are one step closer to finding Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community from the 2017-riding season.
140 Communities were narrowed down to 10 that move on to the second round of voting in “Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest”.
As riders are beginning to hit the open road for the 2018-riding season, we are excited to be looking at the various communities that have obviously touched the hearts of many who ride.
The winning community will receive a marketing package comprised of Radio, TV, Print, Digital and Social Media marketing spots. That package is worth an estimated $35,000!
Every community that has been nominated wins something though. The exposure they get by being nominated for this contest is often the only tourism or marketing support some of the littlest communities get. In total, our media sponsors give out over $60K in FREE advertising to these very deserving Canadian Communities of 100,000 in size and smaller.
The following communities had the most votes in their province or region and they are now being featured in a web-advertising package provided by Belt Drive Betty Media (worth $800 each) that touts them as the winners for their province/territory:
Peachland is BC’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
Drumheller is AB’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
Swift Current is SK’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
Snow Lake is MB’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
Peterborough is ON’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
Saint John is NB’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
Mahone Bay is NS’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
Summerside is PEI’s MMOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
Stephenville is NL’s MOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
Yellowknife is the Territories MOST Rider Friendly Community of the 2017 Riding Season
The following 10 communities got the highest number of votes over all and advance to round 2 of the voting.
Anaheim Lake BC
Prince George BC
Saint John NB
Round 2 voting begins April 26th and runs through to May 12th. For all of the details visit the contest website: www.riderfriendlycontest.ca
“Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest” is proud to be partnered with Community Futures of Canada and the Rider Friendly Business Association as our presenting sponsors.
We are also proud to have World of Motorcycling Podcast, KickStands Up Radio with Lou DeVuono, Colorado Rider News, Man Wants Digital Magazine, Northern Horizon Newspaper, EastLink TV, The Busted Knuckle Chronicles, Belt Drive Betty Media, Ride Like a Local and Rider Friendly Report as media partners. Suzette Speaks Softly Translations and 310 Signs round out our sponsors so far this year!
All Community Futures Offices across Canada are thrilled once again to be part Canada’s Most Rider Friendly Community contest.
“With more than 140 nominations, this contest has enjoyed exponential growth, which shows that motorcycling and motorcycle tourism is alive and well in Canada and is one of the biggest economic opportunities for rural communities to capitalize on. I look forward to watching this race and wish all of the contestant’s good luck!” Holly Sorgen, Executive Director, Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region.
The Rider Friendly Business Association is a division of Belt Drive Betty Media; our mission is to make every riders riding season more memorable and enjoyable by promoting the great business people & attraction operators who are there to serve them and who often times offer special services or discounts to riders! ###
For interviews or information on Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest, please contact contest organizer Renee “Belt Drive Betty” Charbonneau at
(780) 933-0182 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For interviews on Community Futures and its partnership is Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest please contact Holly Sorgen at: (780) 814-5340 or by email at: email@example.com