Organize a Group Ride or Run with Your Club

Clubs on Strava are used for a variety of reasons, including tracking training, posting announcements and staying connected with friends and teammates.  We’ve seen some creative uses by businesses, brands, teams and individual groups.

Anyone can create a Club, which includes a weekly leaderboard, filtered activity, discussion forum and group events – complete with routes and details. These can be recurring weekly rides or runs with the option to RSVP “I’m in” so you can know who to expect. These events can also easily be shared on Strava with friends, as well as via Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Cycling and running shops like Spark have been using clubs to stay connected with customers, share info on group rides or runs, and provide store updates, discounts and customer support.

Brands like Campagnolo have used their Clubs to promote pro athletes, provide product giveaways based on weekly leaderboard stats, and share events dedicated to brand enthusiasts.

Lululemon is using its global run community to “celebrate all that is great about running; freedom, friends and challenge.” This includes providing training tips and tools for its upcoming annual SeaWheeze race.

Pro Cycling teams like Team Belkin and elite run teams like Oiselle Flock post all their activities in one place so you can see what everyone is up to, even when they are not racing in the same location.

The Central Park Track Club uses its Club primarily for socializing and to connect their track runners with their road runners. Former Strava Ambassador and Club President Rob Gill says, “It’s our social interaction around our workouts; everybody uses it to compare times. Our workouts are very structured – when our coach says go do repeats of 800’s or a six mile tempo at half marathon pace you can compare times to fellow club members.” Rob told us that seeing where others in the club run encourages him to get out and run new routes.

In a city like New York you feel like you know all the places to run, but you find and discover new places to go through the club. I found a new fifteen mile trail run over the George Washington Bridge and a route in Red Hook that’s worth going out of my way for.

At Strava, we use Clubs internally for sharing weekly rides, runs, and races, as well as scheduling group events and discussing routes. We also enjoy the friendly competition of knowing who logged the most time, elevation and mileage for the week.

Clubs can also be used solely for staying connected with and keeping track of a small group of friends, – whether they’re the ones you run with weekly or the ones with whom you can’t because they live far away.

We appreciate your input as we continue to build out features for Clubs. Let us know how you use your Club in the comments below.

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  • Dave Silcox

    This is a great idea.

  • Dean

    Club segment challenges please!

  • pauldr

    How do you create a group ride? Do you have to be the owner or Admin?

  • Dan

    As a member of a mountain bike club, it would be awesome if we could create a trail work event in addition to the other event types. That would give us another way to let group members know about up coming trail work days. Then if we could get a challenge that was something along the lines of “Volunteer for 8 hours of trail work in one week”, that would be one heck of a nice badge on a riders strava page 🙂

  • Daryl Brice

    It seems like only the person who started the club can post events. I would like the option to allow all members to post events in the group.

    • Daryl Brice

      Ok I figured it out. I just have to make all the members Admins.

  • when can we expect to see this in the mobile apps? Be great for notifications when rides are set up and for the leader to know who’s in etc

  • Lauren Augusta Courter

    Is there an easy way to send a notification in case of a last minute change (i.e. weather)

  • Hugoz

    It would be great to have capability to filter leaderboard for mountain bike activities

  • Martin Richard

    How do you create a group rider club?

  • Rick Cotgreave

    Is there a way to use the club facility so we can award some prizes after a ride. What we’d like to be able to do is award prizes based on that day’s performance on a single ride rather than a historical look back at the rider’s previous best efforts – does the club facility offer this?

  • Tom Southall

    I’d love a feature where you can arrange an impromptu group ride without using the club system. E.g. I might be going out on a solo ride at 6pm starting at point X, but would love company if anyone else feels like joining me. Making that information available to all Strava users in my area would be fantastic.

  • Nick Torps

    We are trialing running racing events and would like at least to allow the posting of files for downloading. At most we would love to see a feature that would show results from the event based on each riders activities.

  • alexandreleger

    Why limiting the type of events to Run and Ride ? What about others e.g., triathlons, ski race, etc…

  • Matt JS

    I would like to post a link to a club ride (course) for others to click on the link to send to garmin connect (courses) to send to their device.