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Pico de Orizaba
Status: Gathering Kudos

As a user who takes part in events and trains swimming, I would like the ability to change the activity type to workout/race.  So that I can better describe what type of activity it was.

Currently, you can only mark a swim activity with the commute activity type (who is commuting via swimming?!). It would be great if you could describe your activity as doing drills (and hence speed will be significantly slower), or race so I can accurately find it in my timeline/Calander.

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Mt. Kenya

Would be great to have the option like how it is for cycling or running. Maybe just "race", "workout", and "long row". It'd be great to have it in there for logging and everything. Thank you!

Mt. Kenya

Hi Strava product team and kayakers

Here is a suggestion for improving the kayaking activity type with the same tags as those available for running or cycling (Race, Workout, ...). Hoping this should not be a huge development effort.



Pico de Orizaba


This should be the case for all activity/workout types! 

 Just because someone only hikes (or walks)... doesn't mean they can track their intense training hikes vs casual hikes!  Someone hiking hill repeats up a 10% incline w/backpack... likely could/should be a "WORKOUT" and would be nice to be tracked/recovered as such... vs a casual long hike along a creek with family.



It'd be fantastic to have the option to designate a nordic skiing event as a race.

Thank you,

Gowtham (G)

Gowtham (G)

Thank you! I will follow this example for subsequent ideas 🙂

Gowtham (G)
Mt. Kenya

For running and cycling we have the option to set the activities as "race", "workout" and "commute".  Yet, for swimming the only "activity" option is "commute"... I mean really???🤔. That's kinda dumb.  A swim can certainly be a "workout" or a "race".  The only activity option for yoga is "commute".  Uhm, really... Again, kind of stupid.  Yoga can be "stretching" or "strength training".  I'll bet you haven't really thought about assigning proper activities to any of your new "sport" options either.

Mt. Kenya

i couldn't agree more @sgowtham , i was disappointed last year that I couldn't note my races in strava to help when I'm looking at my overall training plans in the winter. please strava please!

Mt. Kenya

As lots of people race on platforms like Zwift, it would be great to have the option to choose "race" as a tag, like there is for outdoor rides and runs. Funny enough there already is the option to choose "commute" for a virtual ride 🙂


@maartenimmerzee if you go to Edit Activity -> Details -> Type of Run you can select Race. See this post here

[Edit: My mistake! I just realized you said virtual rides.] 

Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
Mt. Kenya

Strangely enough, for some time, I was already able to tag my Zwift races as "Race" on Strava. Only since a couple of days has the functionality disappeared (which now makes for a messy dataset & graphs). 

Mt. Kenya

Same here, I've always been able to tag my Zwift races as a race on Strava, as far back as 2020 when I joined Zwift. This year I did races on 7th & 14th February both highlighted as races on Strava, however, this week it wouldn't allow me to change my Zwift virtual race to a "Race"

What have Strava changed (without telling us) & why?

Mt. Kenya

When completing a virtual ride (eg Zwift) it is tagged as a virtual ride but when you then look to further classify it under "Type of ride" the only option is "commute".

Leaving aside the fact that a virtual ride can't be a commute could we have some more logical choices?  For example - "workout", "race", "free-ride", etc.

I currently do a lot of racing on Zwift and the only way I can tag these as a race is to change the activity to "Ride" and then type of ride = "race" is an option available to me.  Can't we have the same under "virtual ride"?

Mt. Kenya

When posting an "E-Mountain Bike Ride" (which is apparently a separate sport from "E-Bike Ride" on Strava) the only tag options for the type of ride are "Commute" and "Indoor Cycling". Both of these options seem unlikely to be chosen for this ride option (indoor e-mountain bike ride?). I would like to see some more realistic tag options such as "Workout", "Race". and even "Exploration". Just like my regular mountain bike rides, most of my e-bike rides would be tagged as "Workout". 

Mt. Kenya

I would like to see this not just for EMTB, but for E bike rides in general. I just race in the ebike category at Unbound. Since there is no such thing as "eGravel" rides, it would be cool if you expanded the Race tag to both eMTB and regular E bike rides.