Exporting your Data and Bulk Export

There are several options for exporting your data from Strava. We generally recommend exporting the original version of an activity file.

Export Original

Strava provides the option to export the original version of the activity file from any of your activity pages. In many cases, the original will be in FIT (Flexible and Interoperable Data Transfer) format. This format is specifically designed for health data, fitness, and sport recordings. The FIT format can store information such as sensor data, course points, workout instructions, device settings, etc.

  • Navigate to one of your Activity pages and from the more (ellipses) menu, select "Export Original".
  • The activity file will be downloaded to your computer in whatever format it originally uploaded.

TCX Export

Strava allows you to export TCX (Training Center XML) versions of your own activities. TCX files contain more information than GPX files such as heart rate, cadence, and watts. TCX files exported from Strava will also contain power data. TCX export only works for activities with GPS data, which may exclude indoor activities with no GPS.

  • This is a little-known trick, however, it's simple to use.  Simply add "/export_tcx" - without quotes - to the end of your activity page URL. For example, if your activity page is www.strava.com/activities/2865391236 - just add the text to give you  www.strava.com/activities/2865391236/export_tcx and hit enter. This will download a TCX version of your file to the location specified by your browser's preferences.

GPX Export

If you would like to back up your data or share a file, Strava provides the option to export as GPX from any of your activity pages. GPX (Global Positioning XML) files record GPS waypoints and any activity that does not contain GPS data will produce an unreadable/empty file. GPX files exported from Strava will contain power data recorded with a power meter but not estimated power.

  • Navigate to one of your Activity pages and from the more (ellipses) menu, select "Export GPX".
  • The file will then download to your computer with the file extension ".gpx". This file will contain your GPS coordinates, timestamps, and accessory data like heart rate, cadence, and temperature.
  • This file can be downloaded to a Garmin device with route tracking functionality (like a Garmin Edge 800), shared with other users, or kept for your records. Many other GPS programs will also accept this file format.

Exporting Your Community Hub Data

Community Hub members can export their Community Hub information when logged in to an active account by following these instructions:

  1. Select the My Settings option under the dropdown menu beneath the avatar.
  2. Select the Personal Information tab on the My Settings page.
  3. Scroll down to the downloads section. Two download options are available:
    1. My Community Content: download all Community Hub-submitted content.
    2. My Personal Information: download all personal identifying information (PII) data associated with your Community Hub account.
  4. When clicked a .json file will be downloaded locally.

Bulk Export

As of May 25th, 2018, Strava provides the option to export an archive of your account.

  1. Log into the account on Strava.com from which you wish to bulk export data.
  2. Hover over your name in the upper right-hand corner of the Strava page. Choose "Settings," then find the "My Account" tab from the menu listed on the Left.
  3. Select “Get Started” under “Download or Delete Your Account.”
  4. Select “Request your archive” on the next page.
  5. You will receive an email with a link to download your data (this may take a few hours.) For this reason, it’s important that you have access to the email account attached to your Strava profile.
    1. If you need to change your email, see here.
    2. If you signed up via Facebook, the email address is the same as the one linked to your Facebook account.

Your data archive will include the following:

  • A zipped folder with all of your activities in their original file format.
  • A folder with all the photos you’ve uploaded to Strava.
  • A folder with all of the routes you’ve created in GPX format.
  • If you’re a Community Hub Member: 2 JSON files entitled My community content and My personal information).
  • CSV files that include the following
    • All the posts and comments you’ve posted.
    • Contacts you’ve synced to Strava.
    • Clubs and events you’ve created
    • The information in your profile including your gear and goals.
    • Your current settings.
    • Actions you’ve performed including kudos given and routes or segments you’ve starred.
    • All of your Relative Effort data.
    • Athletes you follow and those athletes who are following you as of the date of download.
    • All of your session logs and device information.
    • The type of information that we shared with our service providers during the past 12 months.
  • A JSON file entitled Messaging with all the messages and message reactions you’ve sent, as well as chat-specific user settings.
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