Annual Survey

What do members think about Adventure Cycling?

In March 2014, Adventure Cycling conducted its latest Annual Member Survey. 17% of our members responded and contributed their thoughts on how we were doing and what we should be working on in the future. Here is what they told us:

  • 96% of our members would recommend Adventure Cycling to a friend. If you'd like to do this, check out our Share The Joy program.
  • 89% of respondents rated Adventure Cyclist magazine as Above Average or higher. Give a free sample issue to a cycling friend.
  • 88% of respondents think an Adventure Cycling membership is a good value.

“By far and a way the best information and resources for extended (multi-day) bicycle touring, especially self-supported touring.”

“I am a life member because I believe in Adventure Cycling's mission; US bike route system advocacy - keep it up!; great maps; great magazine to share bike culture - Thank You for All Your Work!!”

“Adventure Cycling presents a sane and well polished image representing cycling when entering into the national and regional fray on cycling issues. You provide well thought out information on the gamut of cycling travel information whether epic tours or overnights. I'm always confident that whatever I read or wherever I see you weigh in on issues, it's been we'll researched and reliable. I'm proud to be a long time Adventure Cycling member.“

How and where do our members ride?

  • Road biking is the most popular type of riding with our members at 89%. 54% commute by bike.
  • 41% of our members belong to their local bike club.
  • 99% of Adventure Cycling members ride on paved roads with paved bike paths coming in second at 82%.
  • The current economic situation has yet to have a significant impact on the plans that our members have made for bike vacations. 68% had planned to take a bike vacation and will still go and only 2% had planned to go, but won’t. Another 11% will just vacation closer to home.

“Advocacy is great! I like supporting an organization that strongly supports an activity that has been important in my past and I expect will become more important in my future as our kids become big enough to tour.”

“Adventure Cycling does a tremendous job of representing cycling on a broad front. The route development and map services are the best. Even in this age of excellent digital maps, the Adventure Cycling maps are still quite relevant because you understand the needs and requirements of cyclists.”

“Well, I just signed up to be a Life Member... Cycling has been transformative for me. I love the idea that I will be receiving my favorite magazine (Adventure Cyclist) for the rest of my life. I read it from cover to cover and it reminds me of my own adventures...”

“Great enthusiasm, unique office customer relations, and very original product. Doing a great job positioning adventure cycling to appeal to more common cyclists, while still catering to extreme travelers and daydreamers.”