Exploring Women+ Mountain Bikers’ Experiences in Atlantic Canada

MTB Atlantic Wentworth Mountain Biking Trails
Recruiting Women+ for a Study on Mountain Biking in Atlantic Canada

Mountain biking is increasing in popularity across Atlantic Canada and we want to understand how mountain biking is experienced by women+ 19yrs and older.

What does Women+ mean?

Women+ intends an inclusive definition of women. We are welcoming and respectful of women, including trans women and those that are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and any others who identify as a woman.

This study is focused on exploring motivation, enablers and constraints to participating in mountain biking and identifying women+’s social and economic impact on mountain biking communities in Atlantic Canada. Women+ ages 19yrs and older that reside in Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, PEI, NL) can voluntarily participate in a short survey. The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete. The survey will be anonymous, and the sample population will be recruited through Mountain Bike Atlantic and other Atlantic Canada bike clubs and organizations.

Participants that complete the survey will have a chance to win a prize package of swag i.e. t-shirts, hats, coffee, mug, etc.

This project has been reviewed by the UNB Research Ethics Board and is on file as REB 2022-165. This project is being done in partnership with Mountain Bike Atlantic.

Who are the researchers?

Our research team is from the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. Our team is comprised of Dr. Jackie Oncescu and Christy Borgald. This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board of the University of New Brunswick and is on file as REB 2022-165. This research aims to explore and understand the motivation, needs, enabling and constraining factors of women+ mountain bikers and explore their social and economic impact on the mountain biking community.

Why participate in this study?

The benefits of participating in this study are that you will be contributing to the understanding of women mountain bikers in Atlantic Canada. Furthermore, the information that you will be providing will assist in identifying the motivations, needs and barriers to participating in mountain biking.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact the primary investigator using the contact information below.

Dr. Jackie Oncescu (Principal Investigator)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick

Christy Borgald, MBA SRM Student

Complete the Survey Here!

On behalf of UNB and Mountain Bike Atlantic, THANK YOU for taking the time to complete this survey.

Survey closes November 30th, 2022


MTB Atlantic recruiting Women+ for a study on Mountain Biking in Atlantic Canada

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