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Status: Gathering Kudos

It would be really cool if the heatmap would show, for example, only road bike, only MTB, or only gravel bike heatmaps when planning a tour. Either by selecting the activity type or using a checkbox with "show only selected activity type on heatmap."

Why? Currently, the heat map only displays bike rides. Switching between race and MTB does not show any difference on the heat map.

During planning, it is sometimes very difficult to find the small, quiet paved roads over passes or through areas that one can traverse with a race bike (thin tires, not gravel-conforming bike) among the many rides done on a gravel or MTB bike (more robust bike made for gravel).

I know that the surface is considered during planning (gravel/paved), but this is not always correct.

I use the route planner a lot for planning my road bike and MTB tours (I find it is the best on the market). If I plan a longer race bike tour, it would be great if I could see only the heatmap of people who ride on race bikes. Similarly, when I do MTB tour planning, it would be great to see only the heatmap from others made on an MTB.

Cheers and thanks for a great app. 🙂

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Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

Mt. Kenya

The heatmap function is amazing for making new routes, but it would be made much better if we could only display the heatmaps for surfaces we're interested in riding on, for instance dirt or paved.