Virtual Challenges

Find a trainer/video/virtual training software company to sponsor "virtual" challenges. I'm sure they would be popular with a certain segment of the community. I suspect this is already "in the works," I hope.

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    Hello everyone, 

    We are exploring the option to include both indoor and virtual activities for select Strava Challenges this winter. Do you have a preference between challenges that only include indoor data, challenges that include both indoor and outdoor data together, or a challenge leaderboard filter to filter between indoor vs. outdoor results? 

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  • Why not simply duplicate the existing Strava Challenges as virtual challenges ex. vMTS, vGran Fondo, vClimbing... It would also be nice if there was a sort feature on the vChallenges so people could sort between "classic" and "smart" trainers. 

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  • Yep very much agree, basically any of the climbing challenges and distance challenges should take into account virtual rides. Not everyone can ride outdoors for many many reasons. Some for actual physical reasons and Strava is ignoring that market place, great dis-service to many of our veterans, many who now are disabled.  Some think that virtual rides are not as hard as outside I say they are wrong and as long as someone is using a power meter that should be fine. There will be and are always those that cheat the system that is easy to do so lets get on with the 21st century and allow virtual rides to count for challenges. Not segments just the distance and climbing ones :)

     

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  • I think having virtual challenges is valid and motivating. Bit of a missed opportunity at the moment by Strava here, hope it will change moving forward. Got my vote!

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  • I too accept idea, STRAVA  should take into account virtual rides !

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  • A) I only have a road bike and live in the Midwest where snow and bitter cold prevent me from getting outside.
    B) My drive train can't tell if I'm on the road or trainer
    C) My legs complain just as much on the trainer as on the road
    D) what harm would it do
    E) the miles are already recorded on Strava so had would it be
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  • Very good Point! That's what I'm waiting for since enjoying my Zwift rides in the winter!
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  • Excellent idea, it would be wonderful to see this happen. I don't really participate in the Strava challenges during the winter because a large percentage of my I riding is inside on a smart trainer (now integrated with Zwift). This feature would continue to foster the connection between Zwift and strava, which I see as my "hub" of athletic activity, inside and out.
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  • Riding is riding Strava you need to count our virtual rides. My legs don't think it's virtual ;-)
    Gets my vote.
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  • I too accept idea, STRAVA  should take into account virtual rides!

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  • They need to add this features, i'm actually surprised that it doesn't already exist.

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  • Yes Please- Strava give us this option to have Virtual challenges so people who have long winters, on trainer, can also have challenges they try to achieve.  

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  • This is a good idea and hope strava take it up. I also wish Strava logged virtual miles and elevation separately from real world outside miles!! V-miles for the year and miles for the year being 2 different things!! 

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  • Great idea!
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  • Great idea, the challenges are great for riding outdoors but what about the winter months?  Esp. with the Zwift tie-in already in place.

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  • +++

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  • great idea, especially if using a smart trainer!

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  • Gr8 idea, lets have our Zwift efforts included in Strava challenges onecway or another. Separate virtual challemges are a good option.

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  • I vote yes for VR challenges 

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  • I too agree with having virtual  challenges. Real life rides are what its all about for me, but that said Zwift is now a very important  component of my training and i want it to count in its own  context. Please!

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  • I no longer participate in challenges as most of my winter rides are done on zwift, please sort something out so I can participate in challenges.

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  • I agree, but instead of supporting separate virtual challenges, why not create a duplicate set of challenges for "combo" riding...

    That way, those who use both Zwift and IRL rides to keep up their fitness can have the same motivation as those who have the benefit (luxury ?!?) of not being plagued by IRL issues like traffic, weather or a work schedule (I avoid riding in bad traffic, bad weather, or after dark for personal safety reasons) Why should that relegate my premium membership to second class citizen on challenges?

    If they want to keep the "bloodlines" pure, by all means maintain challenges that are IRL only.

    I suspect after a very short amount of time, that will be the minority, while most of us use technology to improve our cycling and our lives.

    R

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  • For me, have dedicate virtual challenges - don’t mix and match real data and indoor data. Things like virtual climbing challenges or virtual distance challenges would be good!

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  • I think a filter between indoor/virtual, outdoor, & combined leaderboards would be best.

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  • I vote for one challenge to include indoor and outdoor. I only ride for myself but for people interested in the leaderboard there should be a option to filter.

    That way I can still go outside on a nice day and finish my challenge.

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  • I accept idea too, STRAVA should take into account virtual rides!

     

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  • Tres bonne idée !

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  • Yep, I support this idea
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  • gets my vote too

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  • Makes good sense

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