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Create Group or Club Challenges

I would love to be able to set up challenges within groups for the folks that I ride with. Complete with the features that are on the normal Strava challenges such as leaderboards, ranking.

Ability to set up the challenge measurement such as mileage, time, suffer score etc.

I feel like this would really help drive people to ride even harder, especially those that might feel a little overwhelmed by some of the site wide challenges.

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  • Official comment

    We are unable to accommodate requests for self-serve, club-based, or private Challenges at this time. As of now, Challenges are only run in conjunction with Strava and are done in partnership with endemic and global brands in running or cycling.

    We're working on ways to be able to do more Challenges in the future, but please feel free to share your feedback here. 

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  • Yes. Would be nice to be able to set up your own club challenges

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  • We love this idea too - I'm moving this thread to the Feature Requests section of our site. Please vote to move it up the list!

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  • I support this idea and would love to see it included in the Premium membership benefits.

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  • Yes, we have some challenges at work.  We all use Strava, and it would be great to have this feature!!!

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  • I am interested in creating a challenge.  It could be for my local riding club or national/global.  Either way is fine.  Can I do that?  Judging by the comments here, I guess not.  Seems like a great extension.

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  • I just went premium on Strava, and was expecting to create my own Challenges, with my running and riding friends. Alas!! I could not..... 

    Please get this out soon !! 

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  • This is a great idea. I am hoping to implement a "Club Championship" style competition for the season on Strava. I'd like to 

    • Identify scored segments for the club. At the end of the season, the top 10 riders on these identified segments will get points towards the club championship. Could be a hill, could be a flat time trial. 
    • Total mileage for the club for the season. From "X" date to "Y" date, track miles ridden for club riders in club "Z".
    I would love to have this functionality established in the Clubs section.
    Thanks so much for this awesome app!

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  • Agree - would be great for club challenges - e.g. Feb Base Miles, March Climbing Challenge, etc.

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  • I see it as a MUST HAVE to be able to create Club Challenges.

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  • Now that Strava has removed API access from the excellent Segment Challenge site (under the pretext of it being competitive to Strava), when will this functionality be available in Strava itself?

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  • I hung on to Endomondo way too long for the custom challenges alone. It's a killer feature and I would love to see it implemented, but I think it would be a mistake to require premium membership to access it. I is a typical feature that will draw new people in to Strava where they later upgrade to premium to be able to see all stats for the challenges they take part in. Segments work exactly the same way.

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  • How is this not yet a feature?

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  • Dear Strava, when I've read this thread I see the custom challenge request was made 5 years ago and was answered with "it's on our road map". I'm wondering what happened to that map? 

    With so many people requesting this feature (and it's a very useful one), I don't get why it has taken so long to develop. 

    I've created a club for a group of young footballers to introduce them to the concept of low intensity, aerobic base building as part of their pre-season training. As a result, Strava now has an entire team of young athletes (and a few keen parents) using Strava. Imagine the benefits this feature could have to the countless coaches around the world.... And the volume of new users as a result.

    Surely this is a feature worth developing, even if it's a little late in the piece.

    Is this feature still on your road map and if so, how far away is it?

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  • Yes Please - would love to be able to create a custom challenge that riders could opt in on. 

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  • Elle, you mentioned posting this up on the Feature Requests Section of Strava but can;t see it there? Looks like there's a real desire for this to be part of Strava either as a standard or premium service. Can you add to FRs so we cna vote on it pls?

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  • @Mick, It really is, truly, on our roadmap for 2017. 

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  • Talk about getting paid lip service.

     

    This massively requested feature has been "on the roadmap" for MORE THAN HALF A DECADE. 

     

    Let that sink in. MORE THAN HALF A DECADE. 

     

    As a software engineer myself, and someone who has much love for strava, this is embarrassing in every possible sense of the word. 

    If you're not going to deliver the feature, you should have the courage to say so. After this much patience, this many upvotes, and the numerous support staff replying with various "promises", there isn't a sane reason left in the box that can explain this. 

     

    This sort of ridiculous filibustering is exactly what frustrates users of any software platform - whoever is responsible for this disconnect between support, product management and the engineering teams should be fired and have their keyboard and mouse taken away.

     

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  • Would be great especially under current conditions

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  • Hi! Just adding my two cents here. Would love for gyms and running clubs etc to be able to do this instead of it only being for global corps to build up the local community. I know you have plenty of examples from the last 7 years since this was requested of why this would be a good idea but count my premium subscribing account on this list to hopefully tilt the scale of your product roadmap in this direction.

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  • Would love to see this feature soon! Thanks Strava!

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  • Nah they are too busy messing around with things nobody ever asked like non-chronological order of the feed

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  • As we approach the 5 year anniversary mark for this request I have to shake my head.  Fortunately most tracking apps will enable you to create custom challenges.  I've been using Garmin's app more instead of feeding the data to Strava.  Edmondo has a slick group challenge feature that lets you and your friends setup competitions.  In my opinion this type of feature is becoming table stakes.  

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  • I'm assuming you guys are an Agile shop, so I'm curious how an item like this remains in the backlog for OVER 5 YEARS. What features actually go into a sprint over there? And why doesn't product management consider this an important feature?

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  • Maybe if more users show the real demand for this feature, we can get the fine folks at Strava to step it up, like we all are doing in these difficult times. Competition is healthy and given most real world events are unable to go forward, custom challenges seems the logical stop gap; I’d be absolutely willing to pay premium membership if this was an option.

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  • We need this! Many clubs are dependent on this app to stay in shape. I would pay for this feature if admins/owners were allowed to make challenges within the group and track more data .

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  • That would be a greate feature!! 

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  • Another thought is that our group is age 50+ years old, It would be nice to see how our age bracket compares to other groups of the same age.

    And on a the same type of request our group seems to lose riders because our average speed is too slow or too fast for new riders  and so we tend to lose riders from our group. We are always trying to add riders to our group (the more the merrier) so a solo rider will be able to get a suggestion from strava to join a group of similar ascending/descending times.

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  • It would make a lot more sense if this was possible using standard Strava functionality, instead of having to knit it together on external sites using the APIs. If I remember correctly, Strava has previously said that users should be able to create their own challenges. Has this changed?
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  • Brazilian Riders waiting for this upgrade too!!

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