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Pico de Orizaba
Status: Archived

Ten year age bands are fine for younger athletes but as you get older these bands need to be narrower (suggest 5 years) to allow for the more rapid degradation in performance expected at this age. Surely a 64 year old can’t be expected to compete at the same level as a 55 year old. So perhaps after the 45 to 55 band it should go to 55 - 60 and 5 year increments thereafter.

Mt. Kenya

This is frustrating.  I am in the 75+ category and found a local 45 year old and a 50 year old with posted times in my AG.  Obviously they didn't enter their age and Strava uses the 75+ AG as a dumping ground for those who can't seem to enter their age.  Adding an 80+ category might solve my problem but just moves it to the next AG.  The obvious solution is to place everyone without a stated age in a miscellaneous AG - very simple. I signed up again with the large price increase but if this continues I will drop out - this is the only way to get attention in my view.

Mt. Kenya

Hi. Love Strava. But I have a suggestion: in segment leaderboards the max age range is 65 to 69. How about adding a few more age ranges (e.g. 70-74, 75-79). At age 69 myself, after the OD ticks over to 70 it'd be nice to know who else out there is still going strong.

Mt. Kenya

How about an 80+ age category. At present those of us over 80 have to compete with all over 75 (current highest age band is 75+) on Strava's leaderboard.

Mt. Kenya

Hello! I'm going to be 80 years old next year! I've been riding and competing for over 60 years! I'm sure there are many more like me that want to continue with Segment challenges, etc. Please consider adding an age group "80+" for this group of athletes.

Mt. Kenya

once again, when will you do shorter age categories after 50 y.o...I can tell 63 is not like 55...big gap in performances, I'd like like Strava to address that topic and propose options, thx, Pierre

Mt. Kenya

once again this important issue is raised and once again it sits with no response from Strava 

very frustrating 

maybe Pete46 is right, cancel your premium membership and see if that gets some attention.

Mt. Kenya

I agree with more delineation in age groups.  5 year categories above 50 and continuing past 80.

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We wanted to let you know that your idea submission regarding  adjusting age categories for segment leaderboards from July of 2022 will be archived. While this idea is interesting, we don’t have any immediate plans to implement this and currently aren’t able to prioritize this idea.

Please note that your feedback is valuable to Strava. As stated in our Community Idea Guidelines, we receive many idea submissions each week, and realistically, there may be various reasons that prevent us from including an idea on our Product Roadmap.  

We want to thank you for taking the time to submit your idea and we look forward to your continued contributions to the Strava Community.  

Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

Mt. Kenya
Great 💩. Guess I won't have any need to continue using Strava after turning age 70. I'll just use my Garmin Connect app with my Garmin bike computer. So, here's a goodbye in advance. 👋
Pico de Orizaba

Hi Jane,

This doesn’t surprise me but it does disappoint. It’s just another indication of how far Strava has moved away from their original core, which was providing a motivational recording/sharing tool for cyclists, runners and to a lesser degree, swimmers. Now it is quite apparent that you don’t give a fig for older athletes while bowing to niche sports just to get a few more paying members on board.

I have another suggestion that’s still ‘gathering kudos’ - age related trophies. Last time I looked it had over 110 likes - one of the higher suggestions on the platform -and probably not particularly tricky to implement. A year, maybe two later still nothing and to be honest I don’t expect anything. You ask for suggestions, you get suggestions- some of them really good, yet they are pretty much all ignored. What’s the point?

Strava is in the process of quite rapidly losing its way; two years ago If you’d asked me (and many of my friends) if I would leave the Strava platform it would have been an immediate ‘no chance’. Now it’s just a matter of time as I get older and it gets less relevant.  

Just a suggestion but perhaps you should include a few older athletes in your decision making processes.

Such a big shame.


Mt. Kenya

I fully agree with Scott and McNutty.  Also why do you continue to use the 75 AG as a dumping ground for those that don't enter their age - put them in a Misc group.  The current process completely invalidates the leaderboard for anyone over 75   I will not be renewing.

Mt. Kenya

Jane is a BOT. Don't waste your time. Older riders are dispensible on Strava and they have no intention of acting on your suggestions on how to accommodate them competitively.

I quit today.