Thank you all so much who took the time to fill out the survey. Though
there were a few areas that I wish were pinpointed a little better, but we
got some good information and are thankful for your positive feedback. We
ended up with 97 responses.
I am going to share some results with you, but will not post any names or
personal comments for privacy reasons. I will summarize some open
Most members who are not currently riding, are not riding due to Covid,
cold weather, or injuries. Some have other time commitments or restraints.
We were happy to see that just about 90% were ok with their climbing level
in their group.
41% of members want to move up to the next level and 36% are happy where
they are. The reasons they do not move up are concerns over speed or
fitness levels, and for some it is a time factor.
Then for the question I wish I had written better, (more on this topic
It asked how you felt about "away" rides.
People seem to like the idea of them, the change of scenery. Half of the
people want a variety other than the Ventura coast, and others want just
the coastal areas as it is easy to get to, beautiful, and close. Very
opposing views. If anyone has good ideas for routes outside of Santa
Barbara, and Ventura area, please let me know.
For now as a board, we decided to go every other month, though more in
summer. Time factor seems to be the biggest issue in people wanting to do
"away" rides, which again, leaves us to the closest areas, Santa
We are also looking at remote start locations for rides that are close, but
a change of scenery.
Another question that had a unique answer was this:
Clearly this was split in the middle. For sake of continuity, we will
continue with an 8:30 start time in the winter. The yellow indicates
changing to 9 only if it was too cold, but comments indicated too much
change was not a good thing. I cannot seem to get the second page of
responses to paste on.
And 8:00 in the summer, starting July 1st. There were a variety of single
responses to this one.
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*And now for the reasons people Ride with CVC*. It made me so happy to see
this, and it is a good idea for everyone to remember why we are all here
riding in the best club around. I think all of you should give yourself a
pat on the back for being one of the friendly, fun, and encouraging CVC
to have the opportunity to do something that I really enjoy getting to know
new places and people with a very organized Club.
Having organized and scheduled rides. Making friends with others that enjoy
the same sport.
Friendships, coffee after rides, fun people, safety riding in a group!
Warmth and welcoming nature of the club.
camaraderie, away rides, different levels of rides
The social aspect of the group is fantastic! Great people! The inclusion is
important and the consideration of all on the ride is also.
nice people, good routes
good conditioning in a social setting
The synergy the club provides. The leaders. The fact we do away rides.
Camaraderie, challenge, getting out with friends
no one gets left behind and everyone is super nice
safety, friendship, encouragement
Nice people and great routes
the variety of the rides, the people
Making new friends, visiting with current friends and getting exercise in
the people, the president, the away rides! love it all
Great group of people
weekly route sheets, knowing where rest rooms are, knowing I'm safer with a
group, or a group behind me if I leave early.
People to ride with, and giving kent s**t
Riding with a group and being able to learn from others' pace
Riding with friends, and the away rides
kind and friendly riders and good routes
regular rides, camaraderie
Friendly and supportive group, people stop when you flat or have a problem
I really appreciate that the club leaders are such positive and friendly
I like riding with a group
group rides that keep pace as expected for Orange Lite
most members are very friendly
It is a very nice group of people : ).
Variety of rides and gorgeous scenery
it has brought me all of the best things in my life!
great people and rides
organization, comradery, consistency, reliability
I enjoy the group of people and ride options.
variety of groups. Friendliness.
Consistency, ride options, and members.
I'm too new to the club to know. :-)
love the different ride levels, the leadershipship is amazing and we are
lucky to have you!
I dont come often but knowing CVC is always there
Pub rides are lots of fun. Laughing and playing with friends.
Having fun riding with friends
The bike riding
Friendly cyclists, many different levels.
The people who ride, the friendships and the fun of cycling with people who
I enjoy spending time with.
The group rides
organized riding and all the friendly people
Very friendly group, safer to ride together, learn new routes.
Cohesive group and consistency of people showing up.
the people, scenery, location, many options for ride distance/ skill level
I like the fact that there are different ride levels for different
abilities. I also like the social aspect. I have made some dear friendships.
safe and friendly riding experience
Group friendliness and riders always staying together vs getting way faster
and we never see them again
The people. I'm 100% in it for the good company.
Getting to enjoy spectacular riding facilities with enjoyable company
The saturday rides
I love our friendships, our rides, and our commitment to our club as a
friendly, good rides, generally no drop rodes
I enjoy that everyone is friendly and welcoming, especially ride leaders.
safety in numbers,
multiple levels, friendly, helpful group of people to ride with, organized
ride schedule and info.
multi level rides
Riding as a group, learning the roads
accountability, madam president & friends
nice rides that push me. nice people to ride with
the safety of numbers
I like the advance notice of the rides and routes that can be downloaded. I
am not able to ride with CVC as much as I would like but I really enjoy
riding with the group when I can.
the visibility of riding in a group, and the social aspect or riding
regular challenging rides, company and role models
EXERCISE AND SOCIAL
Nice to have regular club rides to motivate me.
I love that there are so many levels of rides on Saturdays.I appreciate the
rides being posted in advance, the ride leaders, and how friendly everyone
is! Thanks for your hard work.