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Add "Kickbike" (dutch="Steppen") as an Activity Type

Please add Kickbike as a type of sport to track

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  • Would like the kickbike to be added, and please make the estimated burned calories more realistic for this sport.
    Even with a hardrate monitor the estimaye calories are not even close at the moment

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  • Yes, please add kickbike.

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  • +1 for kickbike, meanwhile does anyone know which sport to set to get the closest correct calorie data?

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  • +1

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  • Hello everyone, Elle Anderson, the official staff member, added a vote for your favorite activity, you can cast your vote for a kickbike, but it looks not so fair as it should be.
    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115000467644-Add-your-vote-for-new-Strava-Activity-Types

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  • Thanks Sasha, indeed the voting system is not very good and it's just something fun. I hope you enjoy and can vote for your favorite new activity type.

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  • Elle - is there a way the down voting can be turned off?  Seems kind of cruel for haters to be able to down vote sports they know nothing about.

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  • Turning off the downvotes isn't possible right now, but don't worry - your feedback is received and we'll likely re-do the survey with better software to record the results. 

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  • Thanks for the request! You can add your vote here to help us decide which activities the community most wants to see added to Strava. 

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  • Another vote to add kickbike or footbike please.

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  • +1 another vote to add kickbike please 

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  • Hi Strava.  Here are some figures that might interest you.  Kickbike is a brand of footbike, as Giant is a brand of Bicycle.  I estimate that there would be 20-30,000 Kickbike owners worldwide, and there are now about 30+ brands of Footbikes worldwide, and this is only the Adult pneumatic tyre market with wheel sizes above 16in. This does not include Micro Scooters, Do the maths and work out how many Strava users this could potentially mean.

    I am the owner of Kickbike in Australia and President of the Australian Footbike Association, and I am constantly asked what the best statistical recording system is. Strava has the potential to be the best for us, but as we are unable to compare ourselves against each other within your system, we have not been able to promote you over your competitors.  

    E.Sid commenting above was close with his suggestion of subtypes, but I think you need 2 categories and each with 2 sub categories. 

    Scooters: (non-Pneumatic Tyres) 2 subgroups: Child Micro (wheel size less than 200mm) and Adult Micro wheel sizes 200mm to 400mm

    Footbikes (Pneumatic tyres) 2 subgroups - Kids (wheel sizes 8 to 15in tyres) and Adults (16in and above).

    Give to activities of Footbiking and Scootering the chance to show you how big we are. 

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  • Hi!

    I used Strava for a while for cycling, but for near future I can no longer cycle.

    Using a kick-scooter may be the solution to my problem for now, so I hope Strava will add this activity type.

     

    Should I be surprised that this was requested so long ago?  What's the criteria for it to be included?

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  • What is frustrating is that the issue of footbike/kick scooter has been raised for about 4 years ago, with no response from Strava. Programming wise it is not a taxing job to add a new sport. There are other competitors who added it as Endomondo. The sport is growing among adults esp. the footbike, among commuters in London, Oxford and other places in the UK commuting by adult microscooter (200 mm non-pneumatic polyurethane wheels) is becoming more popular. 

    It would have been great to compare average speeds, average distances and promote an environmentally clean way of commuting and exercising. It is sad to see that ebike is added and not footbike.

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  • I will never re-activate my premium account Strava if you don't add kick bike.

    Why is this taking so long...

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  • Please, add kickbike.

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  • Please add kick bike or kick scooter. 

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  • +1

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  • I wonder what work is involved in doing this. Strava seem to inhabit some parallel universe where a request can sit for 4 years.

    Gosh tell me what needs to be done and I'll code it free of charge!

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  • Yep, I would definitely like to have a kick bike available here. I'm riding it nearly every day back home from the office, which is around 9 km. I guess the energy expenditure could be somewhere between running and cycling - much more demanding than cycling, faster than running with less effort :-)

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  • +1 for all requests to add kickbike/footbike to Strava. 

    I now add my rides a cycling but the rankings are in no way comparable. Sometime I don't even upload my rides anymore because I cannot enter them as kickbike. Such a shame since I do like Strava. I know there would be many more people who would come to Strava if they were able to add their kickbike rides.

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  • I wonder what's the average speed of a kickscooter & KickBike as compared to bicycles

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  • @ E Sid:

    On a very comfortable pace I do 14km/h with some effort 20-22km/h on my kickbike. I have heard of kickbike sprinters hitting 40km/h during a race. When I take my regular touring bike I can do 20km/h without effort. Looking at speeds of race bikes in my area speeds can go up to 40-60km/h. So in general you could say that the speed of a kickbike lies between running and a race bike.

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  • Missing kick scooter )-: You are presenting strava as best app for running and cycling. What about the sport just between those two? Please add.

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  • Come on Strava... time to add this activity ;)

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  • Вы когда добавите самокат в выбор снаряжения, уроды?

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  • Add kick scooters

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  • Geachte mevrouw, meneer, is het ook mogelijk Steppen (kickbiken) als activiteit toe te voegen? Het steppen echt een sport in opkomst en wij missen de mogelijkheid voor deze sport.

    Ik hoor graag van u.
    M.vr. groet, M. Duijsens

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  • Geachte mevrouw, meneer, is het ook mogelijk Steppen (kickbiken) als activiteit toe te voegen? Het steppen echt een sport in opkomst en wij missen de mogelijkheid voor deze sport.

    Ik hoor graag van u.
    M.vr. groet, M. Duijsens

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