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Status: Gathering Kudos

I participate in many social bike rides each week. While Strava offers some helpful features, most groups resort to using a scattered mix of platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Meetup, public Google calendars, and even text reminders to manage rides.

Strava could implement a comprehensive group event management solution that streamlines this process. This would ideally include:

  • Groups can post their schedules (existing feature).
  • Ride leaders can plot the actual route (requires permission management for editing group events).
  • A beacon feature allows latecomers to locate the group in real-time.
  • Users can subscribe to recurring rides under a club, with automatic syncing to their phone calendars.
  • Push notifications for subscribed rides, keeping everyone informed about route changes, ride leaders, store stops, and more.
  • Push notifications and/or text message reminders for upcoming subscribed events.
  • Automatic recording triggered at the start location for all subscribed participants.
  • Automatic cross-posting of events to Facebook Events, Instagram Activities, etc.
  • Push notifications to users that a group activity they are subscribed to is near their current location (configurable distance).

Strava's Potential:

Strava is already a fantastic platform for activity recording and has a social media framework. However, for a truly social experience, discipline-specific features might be necessary and each activity has unique needs. This approach, with a mix of core functionalities and potential premium features, would allow Strava to cater to a wider range of users while offering valuable tools for group leaders.


Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Moderator Moderator

Hey @mikeatx ,

Thank you for submitting your idea.
It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

STRAVA | Community Hub Team

Moderator Moderator

Hello @mikeatx 

Thank you for submitting these suggestions.  I would also suggest you check out some other related idea submissions related to this topic.  We would welcome your vote (kudos) and any comments you may have.  Thanks again!

Club Event Features

Club Heatmaps

Link Activities to Club Events


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team