IMBA asks about e-MTBs on trails, wilderness, and riding and spending habits of mountain bikers in new survey

By Stephen Frothingham

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has launched an online survey. The nonprofit says findings will help guide its advocacy work. IMBA worked with the SRAM Cycling Fund and Ohio University researchers on the national survey, which is open until Sept. 20.

IMBA said it’s seeking “the diverse opinions of America’s mountain bikers to understand their habits, access to trails and levels of engagement.”

The survey asks about a variety of topics including mountain biking experience, how respondents were introduced to mountain biking, type of riding they engage in and prefer, the kinds of local trails that are available, frequency of mountain biking, duration of rides, people they ride with, other sports they engage in as well as how much they’ve spent on bikes, how many they own, how much is spent on service and related parts, and where respondents have purchased mountain biking equipment and gear.

The survey also asks about traveling for mountain bike trips, races, and how much time and money is spent on destination mountain biking.

Aside from user experience, IMBA also asks about what respondents believe are the biggest threats to gaining trail access, about e-MTB use on mountain bike trails, and views on bike …read more

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