Segment Leaderboard Guidelines
Thanks for helping us preserve the spirit, fairness, and motivation on Strava by keeping our Segment Leaderboards honest!
- Non-traditional bike activities are not allowed on cycling leaderboards
- Motor-assisted activities are not allowed on any leaderboard
- Manipulated GPS data is not allowed on any leaderboard
- Leaderboards must remain gender-specific
- Duplicate activities must be marked private.
Following these Guidelines
- Your options if you choose to upload this content
- Flagging activities that are not following our guidelines
In an effort to keep our segment leaderboards as fair as possible there are a few guidelines we ask our athletes to follow.
The Segment Leaderboards for cycling are a place for conventional bicycles only so that the top Segment rankings are not taken by unattainable, motor-assisted times or from fully-faired vehicles (velomobiles).
Uploading data from a car, motorcycle, e-bike, velomobile, motor-assisted bike, or any bicycle that includes any non-human propulsion or pedal-assisted force, and categorizing the activity as a "Ride" displaces data uploaded from a human-powered bike, conflicting with the fairness and integrity of the Segment Leaderboards.
If there is a Strava sport type for your activity such as "e-bike" or "virtual trainer", you must use this designation. If not, you must use one of the other options listed below.
Motor-pacing, or drafting behind a vehicle, is considered motor-assistance. Uploading data from a motor-paced ride and categorizing the activity as a "Ride" displaces data uploaded from a human-powered bike, thus conflicting with the fairness and integrity of the Segment Leaderboards. If you choose to upload any data that was recorded while motor-pacing, please use one of the options listed below.
If you use a third party website to manipulate your GPS data, especially if it's to enhance your segment times, you may not upload this to Strava. This includes uploading route files to your Strava account. Failure to comply with this guideline may result in account deletion.
Our leaderboards are gender specific and because of this we ask our athletes to help keep male efforts on male leaderboards and female efforts on female leaderboards. If your tandem activity contains both male and female efforts, please use one of the options listed below.
If you are uploading duplicate activities, you must mark one of them as private. We do not allow two public versions of the same activity on Strava. If you continually upload duplicates and do not mark them as private, your account will be at risk for deletion.
We don't recommend uploading duplicate activities because this will exaggerate the time and distance on all of your progress statistics.
Following These Guidelines
- Mark the activity private to remove all rankings and Segment times from the Leaderboard.
- Click the edit icon and turn on the "Hide from Segment Leaderboards" option.
- Categorize your activity type as a "Workout". You can also change the Activity Type from the Strava App for Android or iPhone. Make sure you do not use the workout tag within the cycling or run category and instead change the entire sport type to "workout."
- If you still want to see your segment times and want your activity to remain public, you can flag your own activity to remove it from public leaderboards. Other than seeing a flag banner on the activity page and being removed from public leaderboards, there are no negative repercussions of a flag.