Some researchers in Montreal have come up with an interesting way to look at people who ride bicycles. Classifying them by motivation and how they use their bicycles, they sorted riders rather precisely by these categories, according to a Forbes article:
- Path-using cyclists (36 percent)
- Dedicated cyclists (24 percent)
- Fairweather utilitarians (23 percent)
- Leisure cyclists (17 percent)
As an increasingly dedicated cyclist who uses paths, often to get to roads, I prefer fair weather to foul, and I’ve been known to ride at a fairly leisurely pace.
Where do you fit in?