Are There Barriers—Of Any Kind—That Have Kept You From Bikepacking?

Bikepacking Roots (run by friend of AJ Kurt Refsnider) a growing non-profit that’s dedicated to furthering all things bike adventure, from drawing up new routes, to assisting with programs getting people on bikes and way, way out there, among a million other hats, has a new survey out. Take 5 minutes to answer it, be entered to win prizes. Already, that’s a sweet deal. But! Bikepacking Roots does great work, and helping them collect data that can show potential barriers for aspiring adventure cyclists puts helps them focus their efforts.

The survey is geared toward both veteran and newb bikepackers, as well as aspiring bikepackers, and is looking to identify potential barriers to adventure cycling. This can be everything from lack of time, resources (financial or knowledge), fear, no influences, etc.

From their press release:

If you consider yourself an adventure cyclist or an aspiring adventure cyclist of any type, Bikepacking Roots wants to hear from you in their 4th Annual Bikepacking and Adventure Cycling Community Survey. It will take just 5 minutes to complete, and you could win one of nearly three dozen prizes. These include a Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon e-bike, bags from Revelate Designs, Oveja Negra, Rockgeist, Outer Shell, and Makeshifter Canvas Works, a prize pack from Stan’s NoTubes, Ride with GPS and Gaia GPS app subscriptions, and many more. 

Through this survey, Bikepacking Roots is striving to better understand accessibility challenges, barriers to entry, personal safety concerns, and individuals’ outdoor backgrounds as they all relate to the adventure cycling experience. This knowledge is critical to supporting the growth of a more diverse and accessible community. So if you’re a bikepacker, road tourer, gravel enthusiast, or backcountry mountain biker, one who embarks on bike adventures of any type, or are aspiring toward any type of bike adventure, your perspective is important to share. 

Bikepacking Roots is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing bikepacking, growing a diverse bikepacking community, advocating for the conservation of the landscapes and public lands through which we ride, and creating professional routes. The organization and its members value human-powered experiences and an inclusive, engaged, and informed membership strong that makes a positive impact as we adventure by bike.

Take the survey here.


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