Strava Expands Best Efforts for Ride, Helping Athletes Chase Progress in Additional Categories

SAN FRANCISCO, MARCH 20, 2024 – Strava, the leading digital community for active people with more than 120 million athletes, today introduced Best Efforts for Ride for Strava mobile subscribers to help them further track progress and chase new records. 

Based on Strava research, 77% of active cyclists achieved a Best Effort in 2023, and 33% in February this year. Building upon its current Best Efforts experience for runners, the newest feature expands the categories of Best Efforts to include distance, cumulative elevation gain, biggest single climbs, power, and time for relevant intervals.

Similar to the Best Efforts for Run, the Ride version of the feature can be viewed near the bottom of the athlete’s ‘You’ page on the Strava mobile app (paid subscriptions only). The feature tracks an athlete’s top three efforts in five categories and synthesizes the cycling data to help the rider contextualize progress and performance. 

Starting today, subscribers can:

  • Chase progress in new categories: Best Efforts uncover cyclists’ longest rides, rides with the most elevation gain, biggest single climbs, and best power outputs at intervals from 5 seconds to 1 hour. 

  • Tap into your highlights: Easily access your current Best Efforts to see the specific activity details in which you achieved that performance. The feature reviews previous rides, from the beginning of an athlete’s tenure on the platform, to identify Best Efforts . 

  • Deep dive into your activity data: In addition to seamlessly viewing the top three Best Efforts, the feature visualizes your top five efforts historically for each year of your tenure on Strava. To access this, click on “View analysis” from any category to see year-over-year progress with a graph.

Best Efforts for Ride will include the following intervals for measuring your top performances across indoor and outdoor activities: 

  • Distances: 10 km, 10 mi, 20 km, 40 km, 50 km, 50 mi, 80 km, 90 km, 100 km, 100 mi, 180 km

  • Power/time intervals: 5 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, and 2 hours

Last summer, Strava introduced a similar feature for runners, which has been widely adopted by athletes. The feature tracks Best Efforts for runners ranging from 400m to 50K.

Since the beginning of the year, the platform has updated additional subscriber features including goal setting and Flyover. The platform also announced new integrations with Open and ŌURA, and Fi - all in service of motivating people to live their best active lives.

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