By: Belt Drive Betty 

Many years ago, I was turned away from a motel near Rocky Mountain House Alberta, because I was on a motorcycle.

Then and there I determined I never wanted another rider to ever feel the way I had that day, especially a visitor to my country, or any country for that matter. The Rider Friendly Business Association® and it’s digital directory is the result of that day. Meant to help you find a great rider owned/friendly businesses or specific business like motorcycle repair shops to serve your needs when at home or on the road. 

If we riders support each other, we all benefit!

So, here’s a quick run down on the program for the rider. 

Social – gives the rider access to an easy-to-use, full-feature social media component that lets you connect with other riders. Get creative with your profile page, create events, groups etc… You control your own privacy settings. Chat support available. Let your non-motorcycle friends talk about pot roast on Facebook while you join your riding buddies on a social network MADE FOR YOU! We also have a Facebook Group if you really insist on staying there… It’s the Rider Friendly Support Network Group.

Ride Safe – All Members of receive the services of the Never Ride Alone Program provided by Intercon Messaging. Members can call the toll-free number and provide the operator with the membership # on the bottom of your digital card (always available on your profile page).

Find Products and Services – Develop a meaningful relationship 🙂 with the Rider Friendly Business owners. The Rider Friendly Business Association® business members recognize the value the motorcycle community brings and wants to make sure the unique needs of the motorcycle rider are met. does our part by educating the business owners with at our own Rider Friendly University.

Save Money with our RoadTrip Rewards™ program – Special Events, Specials and Offers/Coupons AUTOMATICALLY display right in your profile page making it handy to check while you chat with your motorcycle buds. Get member savings and discounts offered by our RFBA Members by showing your RoadTrip Rewards™ card on your phone or providing your membership # which is located on the bottom of your digital membership card. Your card automatically displays on your profile page when you are logged into the website. Easy Peasy. EXAMPLE: Right now Choice Hotels is offering up to 20% off on rooms, worldwide, when you book on their website using our code!

What’s Happening – The latest Busted Knuckle News, Upcoming Canadian Motorcycle Events, News Feeds from the interwebs, all display on your profile pages (as well as any meet up for a ride events created by your friends). If you are planning on coming up to Canada, we got you covered for the news and event information you need to know!

REFER A Business! One of the best things you can do is refer your favorite businesses. If you can’t find them in our directory, add them and we’ll reach out to them and if they become a member, we’ll share the love!!!!

Rate & Review a Business: Help your fellow rider, rate and review the businesses you use! Let’s help each other build the best directory and the best social community for riders on the planet!

“Ah… ok so how much is this going to cost me?”  IT’S FREE! Plus, if you refer a business you could make some dough!

On your next motorcycle trip, be sure to “pack”

“The Smarter Way to Ride”

Next time I’ll tell you all about becoming a Rider Friendly Business Association member!