Thanks everyone for participating in our 2013 survey! We had a response rate that far-exceeded our goal and were able to gather a tremendous amount of data and constructive feedback.
The lucky winner of a Garmin Edge 200 Bike Computer has been contacted to claim their prize!
Interesting data points:
- Nearly 70% of respondents have participated in previous B4B events. We’re grateful for all your continued support!
- The vast majority (94%) of respondents consider themselves to be cyclists. We’ll continue to develop the ride to appeal to participants looking for a challenging and unique cycling event.
- 41% of respondents browsed the Mental Health Information Exchange. If you have an organization interested in participating in the Information Exchange, this means your message will potentially reach more than 200 people on the day of the event.
- More than 60% of respondents opted for one of the two longer rides (59 or 75 miles) in 2013! This was among the more surprising findings from the survey as we incorrectly assumed that the medium-length ride (35 miles) was the most popular. We’ll work hard to develop the route for the longer rides to make them more fun and direct more support to rest-stops on these routes now that we’re aware of their higher rates of participation.
- On a scale of 1-5, the average overall rating for B4B 2013 was 4.35!
Specific comments and feedback has been mostly positive, but the constructive criticism has been invaluable. Here’s what we’re already planning based on suggestions:
- We have always tried to minimize climbs, and will continue to look for ways to trim avoidable altitude changes.
- Route marking efforts will be expanded.
- Efforts will be made to have the route swept prior to the event.
- Though the first half of the ride will likely retain its urban flavor, we’re going to closely examine the route to minimize stoppage, especially on the longer rides.
- Rest stops on the longer routes will be stocked more plentifully and we’ll investigate the need for additional rest stops as well.
Registration is open now for B4B 2014 at bikeforthebrain.eventbrite.com. Sign up now!
See you at B4B 2014… an event for mental health.