Strava Year in Sport 2019 report:
Strava has released its annual Year In Sport data report, which analyzes the activities of its more than 48 million community members to draw insights into the latest trends in cycling, fastest growing bikes, the impact of virtual rides and more.
Teamwork makes dreamwork
Nearly half of rides are grouped (49%) and group rides cover 2X the distance of solo rides on average.
The morning happy hour
The average cyclist sets off on a group ride at 5am. If they’re riding solo they start at 8am.
2019 is the year of the gravel bike — and lightweight mountain bikes
The fastest growing bikes are 1) Trek Checkpoint, 2) Orbea Oiz and 3) Canyon Neuron.
We’re getting close to global gender parity for commuting:
Globally, women cyclists commute 6.7% less than men. But the U.S. still has a way to go: women cyclists commute 17.4% less than men on average.
Strava by the numbers:
● More than 48 million Strava athletes upload activities from 195 countries
● 20 activities uploaded every second, 15 million every week
● 1 million athletes join every 30 days
● More than 2 billion activity uploads
● 1,100+ professional athletes are on Strava
● 3.6 billion kudos given between athletes last year
● Over 4 million photos shared per week on Strava
● 85 million comments and Kudos given by Strava athletes per week
● 300+ compatible mobile phones and GPS devices
More details here: blog.strava.com.