BC’s Municipal Elections are coming up on October 15th. This is a great opportunity to find out who supports mountain biking in our communities. One idea is to send a brief survey to each candidate and post their response for your members to consider when they head to the ballot box. Below is the sample questionnaire that was included in the printed program from the symposium – feel free to copy and paste and adjust to suit your own local situation.
Concept: We recognize that there is a gap between tourism, the MTB community, and the government. Let’s get our local politicians thinking about mountain biking as a mainstream sport in our communities. View the survey sample below and set up a Google Form to send to your local candidates prior to the upcoming municipal elections on October 15, 2022.
MTB Candidate Survey
For upcoming municipal elections
As a service to our members, our club is surveying all local candidates about their vision and planned action for mountain biking and general cycling in our region. Responses will be published on our website, emailed to our member database, and communicated via social media. Please respond by September 30, 2022.
Your full name
Your website or Facebook page
We will include a link to your website or Facebook page with your responses so our members can learn more about what you’re standing for.
Your email address
This will only be shared with the board of directors. We may need to get in touch with you to verify your responses to this questionnaire. We will email you when all the responses are published on our website. Your contact details will not be published to our members.
Your phone number
This will only be shared with the board of directors. We may need to get in touch with you to verify your responses to this questionnaire. Your contact details will not be published to our members.
What is your vision of mountain biking in our community?
Please write a summary of your vision for mountain biking in our community.
What is your vision of general cycling for transport and recreation in our community?
Please write a summary of your vision of general cycling in our community.
What action do you plan to take in the next four years to support and realize your vision of mountain biking and cycling?
Please write a summary of your planned action on mountain biking and cycling for the next four years.
Have you had any involvement, support, or interest in mountain biking and cycling our members may be interested in?
Do you support long-term sustainable municipal funding for mountain biking trails?