Today we’ve released two helpful features that we hope will further improve your experience using Strava — Find a Ride search and user flagging for segments they feel are hazardous.
Find a Ride
The new Find a Ride feature lets you search for rides in your area (or any area you designate) by specifying certain criteria, such as total ride distance, duration of ride (in hours), and total elevation gain. If you’re looking for a ride that includes a particular climb, you can also add segment names to your search filter to find a ride that includes that climb or segment. The search results are displayed with the rides closest to your start location first, up to 50 miles away.
Hazard Warning for Segments
Strava believes in safe and responsible riding (and running, hiking, skiing, etc.). Today we are releasing measures that we hope will continue to help our users remember that safety should always be their first priority whenever they are on the road or trail. Strava members have created thousands of segments on Strava, and every day more are being created. Riding, running, hiking, and other activities on roads and trails can be dangerous for numerous reasons, including excessive speed, traffic, and poor road or trail conditions. Users now have the capability to designate a Strava segment they have ridden (or run, or hiked…) as hazardous, and thereby remove the comparative rankings of segment results. Individuals will still be able to see their own personal results on these segments.
To designate a segment as hazardous, a member clicks on the “flag” link on the segment page and then chooses the “hazard” option in the pop-up box. This action is anonymous, meaning that no other Strava member sees who made the hazard designation for a segment. The person flagging the segment needs to have recorded an effort on it prior to designating it as hazardous for the comparative rankings to be removed. Any Strava member who feels a hazard designation has been made in error can notify Strava Support using the “report abuse” link.
Let us know what you think about the new features — we plan on continuing to improve them as we get feedback from the cycling community.