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Join Strava’s Second Annual Global Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 11

Join Strava’s Global Bike to Work Day Challenge and make #CommutesCount.

Strava, the social network for athletes, invites cyclists to join the second annual Global Bike to Work Day Challenge on Thursday, 11th May 2017. Strava encourages cyclists to join the Challenge by uploading and tagging their commutes on Strava in an effort to make a difference as a worldwide movement of cyclists on one single day. Cyclists can also use the hashtag #CommutesCount on other social media channels in support of a better future for cycling.

Join the Global Bike to Work Day Challenge here.

Watch Strava’s short film on Global Bike to Work Day here.

Every time a commute is recorded on Strava, anonymous data is created. Strava Metro aggregates the millions of human-powered commutes uploaded to Strava every week. Strava then partners with urban planners to improve city infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. To date, 160 million people already live in a city where Strava Metro partners with organizations and government agencies to make commuting better, including London, Los Angeles, Sydney, Oslo, Glasgow, Calgary and Portland.

Strava Insights for the U.S. show that in 2016 an average of 127,913 commutes were uploaded to Strava every week, with cyclists logging an average distance of 8.3 miles and an average of 35 minutes in the saddle. Last year, the first-ever Strava Challenge to ride to work saw a total of 79,879 cycling commute activities logged on Strava across 180 countries As a result, 514.51 tons of carbon emissions were offset on the day.

“Every time you commute on Strava, you can make a difference,” says Simon Kilma, Director of Local Marketing. “The Strava community can show urban planners how to improve infrastructure for your local area. Last year, Strava athletes who joined our first-ever Global Bike to Work Challenge recorded nearly 80,000 commutes in a single day across the globe. By hosting this Challenge for the second year, we hope to see an even greater movement of cyclists take to the roads. We want to continue to show our commitment and give back to the worldwide community, aiming to make our towns and cities better.”
For more information on Strava, visit www.strava.com. For more information on Strava Metro, please visit https://metro.strava.com.

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About Strava
Strava is the social network for athletes. Our mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day. All athletes belong on Strava, no matter where they live, which sport they love or what device they use. Join the community at strava.com.

Our favorite stats:
· 16 activities uploaded every second, 10 million every week
· 100+ compatible mobile phones and GPS devices
· 130+ employees, most in San Francisco with more in Hanover and Bristol
· 600+ professional athletes are on Strava
· 1 million athletes join every 45 days
· 1.3 billion kudos given between athletes last year
· $7.99 a month to make the most of your sport with Premium, or $59.99 a year
· 100+ cites making commuting better with Strava Metro

About Strava Metro
Strava Metro makes riding, running and walking in cities better. Metro anonymises and aggregates the millions of human-powered activities uploaded to Strava every week, then partners with departments of transportation, city planners and engineering firms to improve infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. https://metro.strava.com

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