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Default Activity When I Go To Record

Mt. Kenya

Greetings! It is not easy to find where to post or where to get help. Hopefully someone has some guidance. I use Strava for cycling probably 95% of the time but one time I went hiking about 3 months ago and decided to record it. 

Now whenever I open the app to record it starts with hiking and no matter how many times I switch it to biking it never stays there on subsequent rides. Any ideas? Fixes? 

Thanks! Also a direct contact to Strava would be nice too. 


The only thing that worked for me was deleting the app and reinstalling it. Immediately, it defaulted to Run, as I had set it to. Worked a treat.

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Mt. Kenya

Dear Bryant, the default does show as the correct activity in my profile preference settings; it just won't actually default to that activity when using the app (my preferred activity is cycling; at some point the app switched to walking and I can't get the app to switch the default activity back to cycling - been trying for over a year). Super annoying that I have to manually change which activity every time I go to record. I guess I have to delete the app and reinstall it, per Grasshopper's tip, but please understand that your fix does not address the problem.

Mt. Kenya

I am having this problem too and do not have any option for Default Sport in Display Preferences, or any other menu. Please advise. Small but very annoying problem.


Very annoying. But your fix does not work for me. It was the first thing I tried. 

only one solution, delete the app and reinstalling it. Problem will be solved. Read my thread with Grasshoppper


I have the same problem, in app when I want to record it is always on Hiking. I change my settings on the website and in the App to Cycling but it keeps on Hiking default. 85% of the time I am cycling or playing soccer. I don't like to hike 😞

Please help!!


The only thing that worked for me was deleting the app and reinstalling it. Immediately, it defaulted to Run, as I had set it to. Worked a treat.

Thanks! You are my hero for today! i won't loose any data? Except my FTP and weight. also i have to reconnect all my devices again. Thinking out loud at the moment..



You won't lose any data. It's stored in the cloud anyway. Not sure about FTP or weight - part of your profile, surely?
It was such a simple thing that annoyed the bejeebers out of me, so I'm glad to finally have it fixed. Hope it works for you too! 🙂

Yes, same here! Such a simple thing but so annoying. Many thanks, I will smile to every grasshopper I see today!




This does not help. It makes no difference. Whenever I start to record an activity, it always defaults to Walk, but I've only done Run or Trail Run for ages! This is a software fault that needs to be rectified.