Ability to share private routes

I have some private routes, but I want to be able to share them with a few close friends. If I send them the link, they can't view the route (as expected). Would be nice if there was a shareable link/option I could send them (e.g. an unguessable long URL).

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  • I have the same need - I want to be able to share with a couple of users in Strava but don't want the world to see a) that I've planned a route or b) the route I have planned. Any updates on this feature being available please?

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  • I need this feature. I thought Strava was social. What with idiotic land mangers now crucifying mountain bikers for being within 5 miles of an unauthorized trail, it's time for me to keep my riders private, save for a few select friends. We should also be able to make private groups/team pages. Oh, and component alerts ("You have ridden 100 miles on your RockShox SID Solo Air. Time for service."). You can do that for shoes, but not for bikes. Go figure. Strava engineers have their work cut out for them. 

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  • Original suggestion is from fall of 2014. Has there been any consideration to implement this.

    I to would like very much to see this feature.

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  • me too

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  • I would use this feature often as well. Almost always I create private routes. One reason is that most of my routes start where I live and I do not want everybody to see this. Nevertheless I want to share particular routes with particular friends.

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  • Me too! I have routes which I want to share with just a select few and not the world.

     

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  • This is still a burning issue. I would like to keep routes private and then share with a limited group, who I actually would be invited to join. What I miss is the share button even when it is stored as private.
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  • Come on Strava. I just made my first two routes and had to make them public to share which made me have to modify them slightly. Seems like a one click fix....What's the problem? Just simply put out a warning when someone tries to share a private route. Or better yet add a friends section.

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  • Hello Strava. Why hasn't this been addressed? I am creating a race route and do not want the public to see, but need my co promotors to see it.

     

    Please help 

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  • Same here. Sharing private routes/rides would be great. I have to export as GPX to share and to be useable to many I have to use a competing service like Endomondo.

    I have private rides because they might feature sensitive areas that should not be public, or there is a section of the ride that gets flagged due to bad gps data or (as a mountain biker*) conflict with a road segment when in an uplift van (for example). Though I can request segments are unmatched but it takes a lot of effort and then time for the rest (also see previous suggestion we can unmatch segments ourselves to make this much easier). It's easier just to give up and mark it private, but I still want to share it with friends.

     

    * - also see previous request for mountain biking to be distinguished from road.

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  • Strava, please sort this out.

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  • Me too!

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  • Come on Strava! Sort it out please :)

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  •  I WAS HAVING SAME PROBLEM  FIND A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR THIS. JUST OPEN YOUR ROUTE YOU WANT TO SHARE. COPY THE LINK IN THE ADDRESS BAR ( WHERE WE TYPE WEB ADDRESS) THEN SEND IT TO WHOM YOU WANT TO SHARE VIA TEXT MESSAGE, WHATS APP .ETC ETC.

     

    HOPE IT WILL SOLVE THE PURPOSE

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  • @Bhupinder Singh - as far as I know that doesn't work with private routes. The other person will not be able to see it. Unless that has changed.

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  • Strava, sort this out!

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  • I agree with everyone....this would be a very nice feature....hopefully they can fix the app soon.

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  • Hi folks,

      I perform this task by exporting the route to TCX, emailing it to my riding partners who import (Upload) the route into their Strava routes.  :-)

    Not ideal, but it does the job.

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  • Would also like to share more than one private route as I am trying to devise a number of options so people can vote and pick which option they want for a ride  Otherwise; I'll have to try to use the option Don Collins identified above.

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  • I would also really like this feature. I create the routes as "epic bucket-list" runs that I don't want my mates to see before I actually accomplish them. However, for safety, it would be nice to share them with my wife while I'm actually out running without having to sign her into my account (a privacy compromise, even if it is my wife...) or transcribe them with pen and paper.

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  • Pretty damned ridiculous that this isn't an option. Almost makes me want to get rid of premium.

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  • Very much needed feature. I already have privacy zones setup, it defeats the point if I then create​ a route to share with one or 2 others but not everyone who can see my profile.

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  • Come on Strava fix this issues, it's been going on for long enough as a premium user I would expect that you would have worked out a solution.

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  • Yes please...

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  • Still waiting...

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  • Come on Strava.  Mapmyride can offer this service but you can't?  I too have designed routes and events that I only want a few specific people to view, which I can do through mapmyride but would rather do it through Strava as it has a larger and more accepted user base.  Would love to see this as an added feature to your maps.

     

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  • Hope this will be available soon. Need it too.

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  • I agree.  This feature would be great!  We don't always need or want to share what we are doing with everyone.

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  • Agreed on the need for this feature. 

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  • Strava, agree with everyone else. I have an event which needs to be shared with only members not the general public. Has this been sorted?? I may have missed if there was a solution to this.

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