Strava data: 115 million rides in 2015

  • By Spencer Powlison
  • Published Jan. 4, 2016
In 2015, cyclists logged millions of rides on Strava's ride-tracking service.

Strava released its End of Year Insights data report Monday, and the numbers are impressive. Worldwide, the ride-tracking service’s users logged 115,788,472 rides in 2015, accruing a total of 2,591,134,087 miles. And those weren’t all easy miles either — riders climbed 133 billion vertical feet last year, according to Strava.

More data highlights from 2015:

– Globally, Strava athletes uploaded 5.3 activities every second
– Over 26 million rides uploaded in the U.S.
– Average speed for U.S. male cyclist is 14.6 mph, female U.S. cyclist is 12.7 mph ­
– Average cycling commuter distance in U.S. is 10.5 miles
– California was the most active state in the U.S., with 7,172,721 rides logged
– Most popular segment in the U.S. in 2015: Sausalito’s “7-11 Bump,” 15,327 attempts


Spencer Powlison

Spencer Powlison

When it comes to bike racing, Spencer is a jack-of-all-trades. He loves pinning on a number, whether it’s in a local criterium, a mountain bike enduro, a cyclocross national championship, or a gran fondo. Name any cycling discipline, and more likely than not, Spencer has ridden or raced it. He has been lucky enough to work in the bike industry for the majority of his adult life, from his time turning wrenches in a Vermont bike shop to his five-year tenure at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

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