Finding & Inviting Friends to Strava: Website

Strava gets even more fun when you find and invite friends. Following friends opens up a world of social interaction and gets the competitive spirit going. You can invite friends via email or Facebook.

Global Search

The easiest way to quickly search for friends is to use our global search tool, the magnifying glass icon, located on the toolbar. This tool can be accessed from any page of and will allow you to not only search for athletes, but for activities, segments, and clubs as well. 

Using Athlete Search

To get to the Athlete search page, just hover over “Explore” at the top of your screen and choose “Athlete Search” from the drop-down menu. From this page, you will be able to find your friends by first or last name, as well as invite your Facebook or email contacts to join Strava as mentioned below.


Finding Athletes Through Email or Facebook

To find your friends by email address or Facebook account, click on the "Invite Athletes to Strava" button when you see it on your Dashboard, your list of followed athletes, or anywhere else on



  • Email: You can enter your friend's emails or select Gmail to browse your Gmail contacts for easy selection.
  • Facebook: You can also add friends via Facebook: just click on the Facebook icon on the left side of the page. From here you can see all your Facebook friends that are already on Strava.

Suggested Friends

Strava will recommend people you can follow. Look on your Dashboard for the Suggest Friends list on the right side of the page.

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