Each time you step out the door you are proving something to yourself, to others. Through your activity, the photos you take, the people you workout with, the challenges and races you finish, the PR’s and CR’s you set, you prove your story. There is nothing more motivating than proving you can do something you set out to do.
Take it to the trails and show your dedication to dirt. While you’re out there, respect the ground you cover and the people you encounter. If you’ve forgotten the “Rules of the Trails” or need a refresher, read on. We’ve given them a little update and added a 7th rule – Be cool. Download the rules and share them with your friends, club or local trail association.
We’re excited to bring the fun and motivation of Strava Challenges to our mobile apps. Download the latest versions of Strava for Android and iPhone today to discover, join, and participate in upcoming Challenges directly from your mobile device.
Invite friends: Challenges are more fun with more people. Share Challenges via Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS and compare your results with friends.
Get motivated: Stay on top of your game with new Challenges every month and see how you stack up against athletes around the world.
Kick things off with one (or more) of our June Challenges. We’ve got The Junedoggle, which is the next installment of the Monthly Training Series, as well as a few others for runners and cyclists.
Strava athletes are riding stronger, running faster and gaining momentum around the world. They are setting new goals, kicking up the kilometers and collecting kudos faster than ever before.
Just this week the Strava community achieved something remarkable – 1.2 million activities uploaded in a single week. We find this worthy cause to celebrate and give kudos to all of you.
It’s the motivation, the endurance and the love to suffer that sets Strava apart. Here are some of the awesome things we’ve seen so far in 2013 that deserve a spotlight:
Up for the Challenge: Cyclists and runners kicked off the New Year with some serious sweat. Over 55,000 athletes accepted the Base Mile Blast Challenge to ride and run as many miles as they could during the month of January. You’re building a foundation for a record-breaking 2013.
Global Playing Field: Across the world athletes are pushing the limits and clocking in times just like the pros. A collective 246,864 hours were ridden during Giro’s Train like Taylor Challenge and the leaderboard was stacked with riders from Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the United States and more.
Running Strong: In just 3 months runners built up to 26.2 mile strength through the marathon training series. It doesn’t matter to us whether it’s for a sanctioned race or out of the driveway, these runners showed what they are made of. Over 170,000 miles were run during the half marathon, twenty mile long run and marathon challenge.
Riding for Good: Australian cyclist Reid Anderton went above and beyond to show us the good in the cycling community. He quadrupled the kilometers for the Spring Classics Challenge from Specialized, riding 5,273.3 Kilometers (399% of the goal) all to raise funds and awareness for kids living in poverty.
Showing Sportsmanship: The community has shown us it’s not just about the time, distance and hard work, but indeed good sportsmanship rises above. Kudos are how the Strava community shows camaraderie and they are doing so with upwards of 76,000 a day.
No matter what country you’re in, what season it is, whether you run on trails or pavement, ride a single speed or have gears, we want to thank you for sharing your adventures with us. It’s not just the kilometers you accumulate or the elevation you gain but the stories you tell and the community you’ve helped us build. Keep up the pace.