October 3rd, 2013
Where Will Strava Routes Take You?
Today we’re excited to make the Strava Route Builder available to all users. Using real athlete data to recommend the best roads and trails around the world, the Route Builder lets you create running and cycling routes that fit your preferences and goals, whether you’re trying to hit the most segments or go for the most (or least!) elevation.
We’ve made some improvements since launching our Routes Preview that we want to share with you:
Manual Mode: As a runner, you may want to create a route (that cuts through a park, for instance) that the Route Builder prevents you from creating because it doesn’t yet exist in Strava’s basemap. The new manual mode feature will let you turn off all popularity and elevation controls and essentially draw lines on the map wherever you’d like.
Estimated Ride Time: For cycling routes, you’ll now see an estimated ride time in the bottom bar of the Route Builder, on Route cards, Routes pages, and cue sheets which will estimate how long it will take you to complete the route based on your average speed over the past four weeks.
Strava Popularity Heatmap: To see the most popular roads and paths across the world, you can now toggle on a Strava Popularity heatmap in the Map View Options panel of the Route Builder.
Delete Routes: If you’d like to delete a route that you’ve created, you can do so from the My Routes page. Press the actions button (wrench icon) on the Route you wish to delete. From that menu, you can either edit or delete the route. Deleting a route you created is permanent, so make sure you really want to remove it.
Access the Route Builder and all of your created and starred routes by clicking the My Routes tab on your dashboard.