Cycling Past 50: Nationwide Survey of Older Cyclists Now Underway

An increase in cycling rates among all ages has sparked the need to learn more about how to make cycling possible and safe. Learning about why and how older adults cycle is no exception, especially since remaining physically active and engaged supports overall wellness. Older adults cycling

Now in its fourth year, the Year 4 of the 50+ Cycling Survey will build on past survey findings, including how COVID impacts lives of older adults. Survey results provide transportation planners and engineers, public health professionals, and journalists with better information about the needs of older adults who cycle, similar to what we know about kids that walk or bike to school. 

Input from all 50+ cyclists, regular or occasional, is encouraged. Past year respondents are also encouraged to take the survey for two important reasons:  

  • First, 2020 was a year none of us expected. So much changed that affected many aspects of our lives, including cycling. Taking the survey again lets us know if last year was a one-off or had a longer effect on your cycling.
  • Second, we are all a year older. Things change with each passing year, including our cycling. Taking the survey again helps us know what affects cycling as we age. Respondents can use it as a time to reflect on your cycling, which may mean doing some things differently.

There are three parts to the survey. The first two take 10 to 12 minutes to complete. The third, optional part is an online journal to be completed during or after a ride. 

To take the survey, please visit this link:

The survey will remain open through March 31, 2022. 

Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
San José State University
Principal Investigator: 
Hilary Nixon & Carol Kachadoorian
PI Contact Information: 

Hilary Nixon, PhD

Carol Kachadoorian, MTI Research Associate

July 2021 to August 2022
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