We got this info from the good folks at the CMBA:

Ever wonder how much of an impact our sport and use of trails has on our local economy? At the CMBA, we sure do! We are always asked by people who offer grants, “What kind of economic benefit will your trails add to the community?”

The CMBA, in conjunction with Mount Royal University, is conducting an online survey as part of a preliminary economic impact study for non-paved trail use in Calgary and the surrounding area. Your answers to these survey questions will help the CMBA gauge the total economic impacts of various trail user groups in different areas.

You can take the online survey by clicking on this link here (or by pasting it into your favorite web browser):


Please forward this link to all of your friends. The more people who take it, the better our results are. It is short and should only take five minutes to finish. The survey ends midnight April 1st, and we will make the results public shortly afterwords.

As an added bonus for helping us out, you can enter your name and email at the end of the survey for a chance to win a $200 prize pack from Mountain Equipment Co-op. See all the goodies below, which includes a MEC backpack, hiking socks, Gore-tex gaiters, and a $100 MEC gift card, plus a copy of local author Gillean Daffern’s brand new book Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, Volume 1.