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Getting Started with Strava: Tracking Activities

New to Strava?  Welcome!  Our mission is to help people live their best active life. Our Getting Started with Strava series is designed to help you get the most of your Strava membership and Subscript...


Cyclocross Tips & Tricks

Cyclocross, or CX, is a cross of road cycling, mountain biking and running. Racers spend 45 minutes to 1 hour completing laps of a course that combines the venue’s tarmac, gravel, singletrack, grass s...


Profile Privacy Controls Explained

You may know that your activity privacy controls are important, but have you considered how your profile appears in public spaces? How do you appear to those who don’t follow you? On Strava, you have ...


Hiding Your Activity Map From Others

When you think of an activity on Strava, you envision a map, right? Right?? Well, it turns out you don’t have to share your map. That’s right – you can control how much of your activity’s map is displ...


Matched Activities

Recently, as in one year ago, I decided I wanted to run a 5k. I’ve participated in 5ks before and half marathons for that matter, but I’ve never run the entire route. I mostly walk fast with bouts of ...


To The Peaks & Beyond: Mount Ararat

If you're near the border of Turkey and Armenia you're unlikely to miss Mount Ararat on the horizon, a mountain that has captivated the human imagination for centuries. It's the highest peak in Turkey...


How to approve or deny Strava follower requests

People keep people active— on the Strava platform athletes go 21% farther and workouts last 10% longer when in a group. Strava is more fun with friends and we give you controls to help you manage your...


Introducing: Privacy Tips

and welcome to Strava’s Privacy Tips series! We’re launching this series to help you, our community, better understand how to use the privacy and safety controls we built into the product to shape yo...


How to manage your Gymtimidation - top tips

Do you ever get nervous when you’re heading to a workout?  Do you feel anxious or intimidated when you're in a gym? I’ve struggled with these feelings for years.  Almost every time I’m on my way to wo...


Your Guide to Local Legends

As many of you know, if you want to be the King of the Mountain (KOM), Queen of the Mountain (QOM), or Course Record (CR) holder, you have to have the fastest time on a segment. If you feel that achie...


Personal Heatmaps -> Seeing the World

Personal Heatmaps have always been one of my favorite Strava features. It allows Strava subscribers to visualize on a map the ground they've covered around the world. You can learn more about Strava H...


Recording indoor activities

 Weightlifting +   HIIT + Strength Training + Stationary Bike +  Pilates + Yoga +  Rebound +  Rowing + VR Fitness +  CrossFit + Circuit Training +   Rock Climbing + Stair Climber + Jump Rope +  Kickbo...


Shouts Out to the TL (Training Log)

Do you enjoy analyzing your Strava data?  If so, check out the Training Log!   Strava subscribers can access the Training Log to view all of your training in one place, it's visualized to show your pr...


How to use Suggested Routes

Hi! My name’s Kate, and I’m excited to share how I use one of my favorite features. Just so you know who you’re talking to, I’ve been running for about ten years. I love all kinds of running, but prim...


Explore and Compete with Segment Leaderboards

Segment Leaderboards Got a competitive itch? You don’t need to be a pro to compete on Strava! Segment Leaderboards are a great place to go head to head (virtually) with others or measure your own prog...


Staying Motivated by Setting Goals

Reaching My Goals A few years ago I was visiting my family for the holidays. It was cold, snowy, and slightly dark outside. While they were baking cinnamon rolls, I was lacing up my shoes to head out...


Running Workout Analysis Guide

Running Workout Analysis Guide The Workout Analysis screen provides you with a thorough breakdown of your activity’s lap data. You can view each individual lap’s stats including pace zone, average pac...