Outdoor/adventure sports applications are in vogue. With us, the trail is increasingly attracting practitioners’ interest. The same goes for mountain biking or hiking.
Strava, the leading social platform for athletes and the world’s largest sports community with over 100 million athletes, understands this. In fact, the number of tracks uploaded to Strava has increased by more than 100% in the last two years. Outdoor sports, especially mountain biking, hiking and trail running, are growing twice as fast as asphalt sports such as road cycling.
Faced with this observation, Strava announced the release of a new interface to support the practice of these outdoor sports. These updates include new activity types and enhanced navigation features to help athletes discover and nurture their next adventure.
Four new sports coming to Strava
Four new extreme sports have been added to the list of activities on Strava: trail running, gravel, mountain biking, and electric assisted mountain biking.
These new categories of sports combine cycling, running, walking, exercise, yoga and more, among the nearly 40 types of activities Strava supports for all its athletes.
Data for each application
To give athletes the freedom to explore, Strava now offers road networks to its subscribers. They highlight popular routes and starting points. These route suggestions are specific to each activity and can be adjusted according to individual preferences regarding distance and altitude.
A wealth of new route information and details are now available, including difficulty, community times, activity history by month and time of day, and altitude and distance data visualization, difficulty.
“When you chart an outdoor route on Strava, you not only get recommendations powered by our community, but you also get all the guidelines you need to make the most of your moments of discovery,” says Michael Horvath, CEO and co-founder of Strava. . “For example, you know how long it will take to complete the trail, whether it is crowded and what is the best route for you before you set off so you can explore with confidence. All this is possible because the community has already been there.”
Cartography gives pride to reliefs
Also new, Strava integrates 3D mapping with activity sharing; This means that 3D maps will appear in the activity streams of the athletes. The ability to select a 3D map to customize your activity is only available to subscribers, but all Strava athletes can see this map style in their streams.
Strava by the Numbers
- More 7 billion activities Shared on Strava.
- athletes all countries in the world.
- 40 million activities downloads per week.
- More 30 million segments.
- More 2,400 professional athletes on Strava.
- More 375 employees Worldwide with offices in San Francisco, CA, Denver, CO, Bristol, UK and Dublin, Ireland.
- 7.1 billion Kudos awarded among athletes last year.
- More 4 million photosshared once a week.
- More than 1,000 communities improve their transport with Strava Metro.