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Bikes Belong

Industry Offers Insight into National Bike Summit Attendance

05.10.2005
Boulder, Colorado

Bikes Belong recently completed a survey of bicycle industry members to learn why some did not attend the National Bike Summit March 16-18, 2005, in Washington, D.C. More than 140 people responded to the survey, citing time constraints and the expense as key reasons they skipped the event.

The top two reasons for not attending -- "required too much time away from work" and "couldn't afford it" -- each garnered a 36.4 percent response. A whopping 70.3 percent said they would be more likely to come if the summit were two days instead of three. Respondents also indicated they would like a better understanding of the summit and its importance.

Bikes Belong will use the survey results to work with the events organizer, the League of American Bicyclists, to increase attendance at future summits. Bikes Belong is the title sponsor of the National Bike Summit. For the complete survey results, visit bikesbelong.org.

About Bikes Belong Bikes Belong is the national coalition of bicycle suppliers and retailers working together to put more people on bicycles more often. Through national leadership, grassroots support, and promotion, Bikes Belong works to make bicycling safe, convenient, and fun.

Avery Stonich - Marketing and Communications Director
Bikes Belong Coalition
P.O. Box 2359
Boulder, CO 80306
303/449-4893
Fax 303/442-2936

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