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Mt. Kenya

Please bring back the “Virtual Ride” type. I and many others use it to separate outdoor from indoor rides. Thank you. 


Mt. Kenya

Maybe more layoffs would help. Being reactive to your base seems like 101 level stuff

Moderator Moderator


Thanks to all who have replied and commented on this topic.  As previously mentioned, Virtual Ride/Run activity types are reserved for activities which contain GPS, distance, elevation, and time data from a simulated (virtual) route. The activity must be originally recorded as a virtual activity using a supported virtual trainer or treadmill.

We understand that a number of you have used the virtual activity type in the past to keep your indoor ride statistics separate from outdoor rides.  You may be interested in this idea which was submitted as a feature suggestion on our Ideas Board.   We encourage you to add any additional comments and votes/kudos to it. 

Each one of you has valuable feedback on how to improve Strava. We love hearing from you and will do what we can to surface hot topics and trends to our product teams.  Thanks for your continued feedback and input.

Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

I do not use GPS at all except rarely. It now insists that every ride I do is a 'virtual ride' and it won't let me change that.

Dont take away functionality! Just had layoffs at Strava, im ready to walk away. I need virtual rides back

I've enjoyed using Strava over the past few years. I like to keep my Virtual Rides (inside rides) stats separate from my outside rides. I'm not interested in competing against anyone else. It's all about keeping track of how well I'm doing and where I can improve on a daily basis. I don't understand why there was a need to make the change in the first place. A simple fix to this issue would be to just put it back the way it was. It worked fine the way it was, Please put it back the way it was. 

I am upset now. iFIT pushed an update onto my bike...Didn’t finish. Bike is now KO. Raised a ticket with the iFIT people. Anyhow, I am making up for this with my rower, BUT this now comes up as a real row and not virtual.

can’t change into a Virtual Row. Noticed that they are also some rowing segments.. and well you know the story. Please Strava, allow me to change my Row Activity into a Virtual Row Acticity. 
thank you 

@Jane My last few gym bike (iFit) rides have imported as Virtual!



Amazing that isn’t it.. I have the same symptoms as you 🤪 my rides are coming in without ANY change on my use of iFIT as virtual ride. My next fight, enabling me to change a virtual row done in iFIT. It comes into Strava as a real row, but I CaNNOT change it afterwards… bummer that isn’t it 


Has something changed @Jane