SURVEY SAYS – How did the Challenge impact our community?

SURVEY SAYS – How did the Challenge impact our community?

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Following the 2014 Bike Challenge we surveyed our participants and this is what they said.

Who Rode?

Of those surveyed, 60% were male and 40% were female whereas actual registered participants were about 50/50.

The survey group self-identified as:

  • Recreational   40%
  • Enthusiast      32%
  • Avid                 15%
  • Casual             10%

The major reason for riding cited by 97% of respondents was Recreational.

Training for an event was at 17% and Commute to work was at 10%

Frequency of riding was:

  • 3-4 days per week 54%
  • 1-2 days per week 32%
  • 5 days per week 10%
  • Less than 1 day per week 2%

How did the survey respondents register?

Individually 78% verses Family 22%

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What changed?

The survey respondents reported the following:

  1. Since participating I have experienced
    • Better fitness  66%
    • Improved well-being  62%
    • More awareness of local bicycling issues  60%
    • Weight loss  20%
    • More awareness of national cycling issues  13%
  2. Did you suggest to anyone else that they participate in the Bike Challenge?
    • Yes  86%
    • No  14%
  3. What did you find most motivating about the Bike Challenge
    • Seeing the community reach its goal  57%
    • Achieving my own goal  7%
    • Enjoyed seeing both goals met  36%
  4. A number of local businesses sponsored the Bike Challenge. How does their support of the Bike Challenge impact your view of the those businesses
    • More likely to consider using them  78%
    • No difference  20%
  5. How would your view of your employer change if it supported the Bike Challenge?
    • Would view more favourably  48%
    • Would view the same  10%
    • Not applicable  40%