To be eligible for the Grand Prize of the “Ducati Adventure Pack” and star in your own Ducati Backyard Adventures episode, you must submit your story through the short form on this site, along with your social media profile of choice. Competition will be fierce, so make sure your backyard adventure is a good one to share. A Grand Prize winner will be selected by 6:00 pm PST on 4/30/15.

The "Ducati Adventure Pack"

Includes a Ducati Strada Tour 2 Helmet, Ducati Tour 14 Jacket, Ducati Tour 14 Pants, Ducati Tour 14 Gloves, Ducati Company 2 Technical Boots, and a Ducati GPS by Garmin (approx. value $2,800).

The photo above does not reflect the actual gear included in the Ducati Adventure Pack.

How to Enter

  • During the Contest Period, entrants must submit their Ducati Backyard Adventure through the short form on this site. We will need details on where you go and why we should send our camera crew to shoot the final episode with you. We will be looking for the most interesting story, so make sure your backyard adventure is a good one and follows a similar format to the four episodes created by Ducati North America.
  • The Grand Prize winner will win the “Ducati Adventure Pack”: a Ducati Tour 14 Jacket, Ducati Tour 14 Pants, Ducati Strada Tour 2 Helmet, Ducati Tour 14 Gloves, Ducati Company 2 Technical Boots, and a Ducati GPS by Garmin (approx. value: $2,800) and the opportunity to play co-host, taking Jamie Robinson around on his or her described Ducati Backyard Adventure. Filming will consist of two (2) days where the Grand Prize winner will ride his or her own Ducati motorcycle. Meals and gas throughout filming will be covered ($100 daily per diem) and hotels, if deemed necessary, by Ducati North America. The episode will be published publically across Ducati North America’s Ducati Backyard Adventure microsite and through his or her social media channels.
  • All Prizes are non-transferable and have no cash redemption or equivalent. No substitutions will be made, except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or a component thereof) for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: One (1) prize per one (1) Grand Prize winner during the Contest Period.
  • Content Restrictions:
    • The Submission must not describe or depict Sponsor’s products being used in an inappropriate, unsafe, irresponsible or unlawful manner, or encourage others to use Sponsor’s products in an inappropriate, unsafe, irresponsible or unlawful manner;
    • The Submission must not describe or depict Sponsor’s products being used in a manner that is inconsistent with the Owner’s Manual or New Vehicle Limited Warranty, or encourages others to use Sponsor’s products in a manner that is inconsistent with the Owner’s Manual or New Vehicle Limited Warranty;
    • The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
    • If Submission contains name and likeness of others, entrant must have permission from all individuals mentioned in the Submission and entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor;
    • The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;
    • The Submission must not feature brand names or trademarks other than Sponsor’s mark, which entrant has a limited license solely to use to incorporate into his/her Submission for this Contest;
    • The Submission may only contain material created by entrant or published by Sponsor;
    • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
    • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
    • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created; and
    • The Submission must not contain any advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.
  • General Content Notice and Disclaimer: Entrants understand and accept that when using Twitter, they will be exposed to content (in form of Submissions) from a variety of sources, and that the Sponsor is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such content. Entrants further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, unlawful, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. If a prospective entrant objects, they should not use Twitter, Facebook or Instagram or enter this Contest. License to the Sponsor: Each entrant is the owner of, and responsible for, the Submission uploaded and posted to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Each entrant, by submitting and uploading a Submission into this contest, hereby grants the Sponsor, its business partners and agents, including its advertising and promotions agencies, a perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, redact, republish, modify, copy, create derivative works, perform, distribute and display, including for promotional or marketing purposes, such Submissions, including any intellectual property contained therein, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed. Sponsor, its business partners and agents, may do all of the above, without payment or compensation to entrant and without seeking any further approval from entrant. Entrant grants the Sponsor the right to use his or her name and likeness, if entrant has publicly identified himself or herself with such Submission. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions; all of which will be void. Entrants may enter multiple times; however, each Submission must be unique. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Account. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any Account, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register at twitter.com will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. Eligibility: “Ducati Backyard Adventures” Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and have a valid motorcycle endorsement (M1), and can provide proof of insurance at the time of entry. Employees of Ducati North America, Inc., Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., and all other partner agencies and affiliated companies, and any of their parent and affiliate companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee (collectively “Contest Parties”) are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
  2. Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Contest is Ducati North America, Inc., 10443 Bandley Dr., Cupertino, CA 95014.
  3. Agreement to Official Contest Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Contest Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  4. Contest Period: The Contest begins on April 6, 2015 at 12:00 am Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) ends on April 30, 2015 at 11:59 am PST (the “Contest Period”). The Grand Prize Winner will be selected by May 1, 2015 by 6:00 pm PST, and announced no later than May 8, 2015 by 6:00 pm PST.
  5. How to Enter: During the Contest Period, entrants must submit your “Ducati Backyard Adventure” through the short form on this site (www.ducatibackyardadventures.com). We will need details on where you go and why we should send our camera crew to shoot the final episode with you. We will be looking for the most interesting story, so make sure your adventure is a good one.

    Submission Guidelines:

    • The Submission must be in English
    • The Submission must include details on where your “Ducati Backyard Adventure” takes place, with some specifics in regards to locations and points of interest
    • The Submission must contain contact email
    • The Submission must follow a similar format to the four episodes created by Ducati North America

    Content Restrictions:

    • The Submission must not describe or depict Sponsor’s products being used in an inappropriate, unsafe, irresponsible or unlawful manner, or encourage others to use Sponsor’s products in an inappropriate, unsafe, irresponsible or unlawful manner;
    • The Submission must not describe or depict Sponsor’s products being used in a manner that is inconsistent with the Owner’s Manual or New Vehicle Limited Warranty, or encourages others to use Sponsor’s products in a manner that is inconsistent with the Owner’s Manual or New Vehicle Limited Warranty;
    • The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
    • If Submission contains name and likeness of others, entrant must have permission from all individuals mentioned in the Submission and entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor;
    • The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;
    • The Submission must not feature brand names or trademarks other than Sponsor’s mark, which entrant has a limited license solely to use to incorporate into his/her Submission for this Contest;
    • The Submission may only contain material created by entrant or published by Sponsor;
    • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
    • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
    • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created; and
    • The Submission must not contain any advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.

    General Content Notice and Disclaimer: Entrants understand and accept that when using Twitter, they will be exposed to content (in form of Submissions) from a variety of sources, and that the Sponsor is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such content. Entrants further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, unlawful, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. If a prospective entrant objects, they should not use Twitter, Facebook or Instagram or enter this Contest.

    License to the Sponsor: Each entrant is the owner of, and responsible for, the Submission shared with Sponsor. Each entrant, by submitting and uploading a Submission into this contest, hereby grants the Sponsor, its business partners and agents, including its advertising and promotions agencies, a perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, redact, republish, modify, copy, create derivative works, perform, distribute and display, including for promotional or marketing purposes, such Submissions, including any intellectual property contained therein, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed. Sponsor, its business partners and agents, may do all of the above, without payment or compensation to entrant and without seeking any further approval from entrant. Entrant grants the Sponsor the right to use his or her name and likeness, if entrant has publicly identified himself or herself with such Submission. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission. Released Parties (as defined in Section 9, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions; all of which will be void.

    Entrants may enter multiple times; however, each Submission must be unique. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any Account, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register at twitter.com will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

  6. Winner Determination: Grand Prize Judging Criteria: The Grand Prize will be chosen by Jamie Robinson and awarded to the most compelling story submitted via short form on this site. Sponsor reserves the right to oversee and approve the Winner prior to the official announcement. In the event of a tie, Sponsor will help determine the final Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to not select a Grand Prize Winner if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.
  7. Winner Requirements: Winner must be available to film the final episode within a reasonable timeframe determined by Sponsor or forfeit the Prize. Filming is set to take place between May 9th and May 24th, 2015. Sponsor reserves the right to move these days if necessary. Winner is responsible for providing their own Ducati motorcycle to ride during filming and provide proof of insurance. Winner will be notified via email provided in the short form on or around the dates listed above. The potential winner will be required to respond to the message within two (2) days of the date the message was posted, with the required information or forfeit the prize. Potential winners that timely respond will then be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law), which must be received by Administrator within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release within the required time period, does not comply with these Official Contest Rules, or Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that potential winner is not an appropriate brand ambassador based on the results of the background check, the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeit the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up determined by the qualified judges, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, any other information about the winner, his or her Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Without limiting the generality of these Official Contest Rules, each winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to the Submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the Submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. Each winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Submission and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Each winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 9, below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms.
  8. Prize: Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will win The “Ducati Adventure Pack”: a Ducati Tour 14 Jacket, Ducati Tour 14 Pants, Ducati Strada Tour 2 Helmet, Ducati Tour 14 Gloves, Ducati Company 2 Technical Boots, and a Ducati GPS by Garmin (approx. value: $2,800) and the opportunity to play co-host, taking Jamie Robinson around on his or her described Ducati Backyard Adventure. Meals and gas throughout filming will be covered ($100 daily per diem), and hotels, if deemed necessary, by Ducati North America. The episode will be published publically across Ducati North America’s Ducati Backyard Adventure microsite and through Ducati’s social media channels.

    Prize is non-transferable and has no cash redemption or equivalent. No substitutions will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or a component thereof) for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

  9. Release: By receipt of Prize, Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Ducati North America, Inc., and all other partner agencies and affiliated companies, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, Administrator and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
  10. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Contest Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  11. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission.
  12. Choice of Law: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California or the appropriate California State Court located in Santa Clara County, California; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
  13. Legal Warning: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THE WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  14. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrant is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (http://www.ducatiusa.com/, click ‘Privacy Policy’ at bottom of the page).
  15. Winner Announcement: The Grand Prize Winner will be announced by May 8, 2015 by 6:00 pm PST on the following website (www.ducatibackyardadventures.com).

Winner Requirements: Winner must be available to film the final episode within a reasonable timeframe determined by Sponsor or forfeit the Prize. Filming is set to take place between May 9th and May 24th, 2015. Sponsor reserves the right to move these days if necessary. Winner is responsible for providing their own Ducati motorcycle to ride during filming and provide proof of insurance. Winner will be notified via email provided in the short form on or around the dates listed above. The potential winner will be required to respond to the message within two (2) days of the date the message was posted, with the required information or forfeit the prize. Potential winners that timely respond will then be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law), which must be received by Administrator within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release within the required time period, does not comply with these Official Contest Rules, or Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that potential winner is not an appropriate brand ambassador based on the results of the background check, the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeit the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up determined by the qualified judges, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, any other information about the winner, his or her Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Without limiting the generality of these Official Contest Rules, each winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to the Submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the Submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. Each winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Submission and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Each winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 9, below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms.

Prize is non-transferable and has no cash redemption or equivalent. No substitutions will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or a component thereof) for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.