Strava pushed some new features to the site today. Here’s the run-down and links to FAQ pages where you can learn more.
Segments- compare and compete like you do on climbs
You probably already know that Strava automatically detects the climbs you do. Once a climb is identified, you can compare your time on the climb to anyone’s effort on the same climb. Strava Segments work just like that for stretches of road or trail that are not climbs. Click on the Publish Segment link under the nav bar on any ride page to use Strava’s Segment creation wizard which will guide you through the process to create, name, and publish the segment to Strava. We compare all efforts by anyone over the segment, just like we do for climbs, and show you results on a page devoted to that segment. See the FAQ topic on this for information on how to create and publish your own segments on Strava.
Strava Events- Improvements
A few weeks ago we released Strava Events, bringing a whole new level of “compare and compete” to your riding. We got some great feedback and redesigned things a bit for today’s release. We have added an Event landing page for participants to get basic information about an event. You can now create events that have routes as well as stages within the route that are the basis for event rankings. We also added improvements to the process for creating new events on Strava and the ability to manually enter ride data for an event. Click here to go to Strava Events. You can also get a quick “how to” on Events by visiting our Events FAQ on support.strava.com.
Strava’s New Look
Strava has a new header and new logged-out pages. We redesigned our landing page, tour page, and plans & pricing page to be more informative. Log out of Strava and have a look. And, definitely take the ‘Tour‘ — you might learn about some features you didn’t know existed on Strava. Then tell us what you think about what you see on Twitter.
Some minor fixes: time zones, reporting min/mile for runs, more informative posts to Twitter and Facebook of your activities.