2015 Member Survey Summary and Results
In the next couple of days the 2016 Bushrangers Member Survey will be sent out and unlike the recent census we won’t ask you weird questions about your sex life and hopefully we won’t have a major database crash halfway through. Below is a summary of last years results and what has been done about them.
The 2015 survey showed the following issues were important to our members:
- Update website
- More activities for women
- More coaching clinics/skills training
- More participation at races as a club
- More camping events
- More variation in the ride locations
- Winter/Summer hours (Start rides later in winter)
- More information about the rides (i.e. how long and how difficult they’ll be)
- More advanced rides (longer distances, more challenging, less stopping).
The overall satisfaction rating was 3.7/5
So what has been done with this information?
- Obviously the website, calendar and our communication systems have been overhauled. We have the ride descriptions and starting times in the calendar, the email and SMS messages and on the website.
- Susie Hume is our new Women Advocacy Officer and has done a brilliant job starting the goGIRL group with it’s dedicated ladies-only ride calendar. The girls have been doing skills training and even had some coaching clinics with Janine Jungfels.
- The trail care training day at Gap Creek provided by the Kurt at the Sunshine Coast Regional Council went well and we have started to run “rookie” rides for beginners to help level them up so they can participate in our regular club rides.
The club has purchased a new tent to setup at events/races and we have a new banner to fly and stickers, jerseys and t-shirts to display proudly. So far our colours have been flown at a few races and expo’s already this year e.g. 24hr in Hiddenvale, Bayview Blast, Trex adventure race and our own Parklands Dash Experiment.
- We’ve had camping trips to Amamoor and Promised Land/Toogoom trails and away rides to Daisy Hill, Bayview Forest, Ironbark Gully (hopefully we’ll get to ride at Victory Heights again soon).
- We’ve tried to balance the club rides between the beloved regular rides (e.g. Wooroi and Parklands) along with more challenging rides through new areas and trails around the coast. We have also added the monthly night ride and away rides.
On top of this the club has also:
- applied for grants
- organised an agreement with QPWS for trailcare
- streamlined club administration and organised its financials (e.g. GST and donation streams)
- held the Parklands Dash race experiment
- created a ride leader system
- started to support the local bike shops
- introduced gravel/CX rides
- and probably some other stuff we’ve forgotten
More stuff is still to come but we need to know what the members want so we steer things in the right way. So long story short – do the 2016 survey! It makes our life easier!