Strava for Adventure Motorcycle and Moto-X Communities

Recently, I did an experiment with the Strava App during a dirt bike ride through Ocotillo Wells.  As suspected, the Strava App worked great, minus the obvious—“Calories” burned.  I suspect that this might be in question since I was not wearing a heart monitor, and I was not riding my bicycle.  That said, I really see an opportunity to service a whole other market that is lacking the level ease and detail Strava can provide.  What I am suggesting is a re-brand, sister app (based on the current Strava App) specifically targeted for the Adventure / Dirt Bike / Moto-Cross rider.  This off-shoot of the popular Strava App would maintain the current features, update the algorithm for calorie consumption, and provide the user with a setting to account for laps automatically. The new feature of accounting for laps can provide increased detail; with split times, best lap, average lap time etc… thus providing a training tool that I foresee many riders would take seriously. By providing this capability to the Adventure / Dirt Bike / Moto-Cross rider, Strava can easily establish itself as the affordable, premier GPS athletic activity tracking option for motorcycle enthusiasts.   

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  • @David - it is because the "poll" is an absolutely terrible way to gather data on appropriate groups to add. If you look at it, horseback riding has a negative too. Why? I am guessing because the hard core users like cyclists and runners don't want to see these groups of people on their trails. This whole process is just making me lose respect for strata and its core user base. It is literally almost as easy as flipping a switch and they wont do it. Screw em. 

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  • That is pretty ridiculous. You can go along and downvote all of the other options. 

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  • It's surprising that Moto now has -42 votes, since I've seen a demand for this for several years now. How are some of the other types even a Strava'able activity? Hockey? Tennis? WTF?

    Allowing negative votes has only let the haters counter other user's votes.

    Based on the comments over the last few years alone there's enough demand for a Moto category. Not that hard! Listen to your users Strava.

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  • Hey folks, sorry about the negative votes and please don't lose hope. It's likely we'll redo the survey soon with some better survey software. The recent post was just an experiment to see if there was voting interest and clearly there is! 

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  • Still very upsetting. Strava can you please add? You will be opening the door and increase your app usage to manyk more users I'm not sure why you guys can't just add. Snowmobile and MX would be great!

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  • Can you maybe explain why you are being so deliberate in NOT adding this feature? Clearly there is the demand for it, the technology exists, and more obscure sports make the cut! Is it a liability issue?

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  • There is a new market waiting to happen in motocross and motorsport as a whole. By riding a circuit and recording lap times you could create a championship in the cloud. For someone like me who doesn't have time to enter a race and all the preparation that goes with it. I could just arrive at a track on any given day, do a couple of laps and be ranked in a championship. If anything people would be inspired to ride more competitively.

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  • Used my edge to log a Moto ride a few weeks back and got flagged for pinching KOM's so I deleted the ride. Now I've unlinked strava from my Garmin account and will be using strava less because I need to manually upload my cycling activities.  

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  • Andrew Stump, if you are setting KOMs for cycling on a motorcycle, you should be getting booted. This is another reason Strava needs to add new types.

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  • + 1 on this

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  • I do not know why Strava do not want to help us with this Moto Subjet.

    Maybe is a legal problem but I do not understand what is illegal about going fast on a motorcross race track.

    Maybe because they personally love the bikes and they feel bother by motorcycles, but seriously, how many bikes do you see on a motorcross race track?

    We will have to keep waiting or find another app

     

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  • Can we get an update on this? how hard can it be? 

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  • Just use another category.  I save my moto rides as 'workout'.  It's not just this request Strava is ignoring, there are many.  I agree with others, stop paying for premium until they show they're listening to users.

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  • I haven't searched the subject much but who are their competitors that might be more moto friendly?

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  • We made a segment of our local motorcycle trail and so far I have got 11 friends to join Strava. This is just 1 trail in a town of 8,000 people, exploring other places I see dozens of motorcycle routes... There is real market for this, we need a motorcycle specific routes!

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  • We need this. Offroad moto riding using Strava is getting popular in our area

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  • Just email today regarding this same text string which has apparently been going on for 3 years now. Why bother telling me to come to the forums when it is obvious that you have no intention of making a simple added category. Looks like E-Bike is the way to go, even though it's a terrible solution.

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  • Seria ótimo. Deixei usar devido os conflitos dados com os ciclistas

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  • Yeah I've been using e-bike also and it doesn't seem to affect other users of the app. Why they don't just add a motorsport category, or some other generic category, who knows.

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  • Here's another vote for a motocross/ATV/Kart spot. Please, please, please.

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  • Here's another vote for a moto activity. I've also been using ebike but it throws off my MTB logging.

    This shouldn't be too hard and there's a lot of demand for it. Help us out Strava !

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  • Would love to have this option!

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  • I'd love this, there doesn't seem to be an app that has the functionality Strava does. Would be perfect!

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  • Plus One

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  • I'd like to throw my hand up as well for a "Moto" activity type.  I would love to be able to setup segments for some of the trails around here and track my progress on segments and compare myself against others.  I took another user's suggestion and have been using "Cross Country Skiing" for my moto rides so I don't screw up my own or others' MTB stats, but that seems like a silly workaround.  I've tried similar apps like Rever that are designed for motorcycles, but they just don't offer the performance tracking that Strava does...most seem geared towards navigation than athletic performance.  So please, please add moto.  It is a very legitimate sport just like mountain biking or the rest.  I say just clone the "Mountain Bike" activity and rename it and that should fit most of our needs!  Thanks Strava.

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  • I would also like this feature as there are no decent motorcycle tracking apps around that supports exporting GPX. Rever is the closest one but to be able to export GPX you have to pay premium. Also if this feature is added the app may automatically tag those blatant motorized vehicle recorded activities to this one as to not interfere with KOM's.

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  • Strava isn't listening, they don't care about a moto category. We have been asking for years, well before e bike category. I'll just keep using the bike category and let strava figure it out. So sick and annoyed how our sport is portrade from the elitist cycling community.

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  • I'm so sorry to make you feel this way Joseph - it is not our intention to appear uncaring or disinterested about a moto or moto-x category on Strava. There are simply too many things already on our plate, so adding this feature is not on our roadmap currently. We appreciate all your continued feedback and know that this community post is on our radar. 

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  • Now that Garmin Connect allows you to create segments. And they have Motorcycling, with sub categories for Motocross and ATV. I've been using that. Works great for just me and could perhaps now begin inviting friends to see how they compare or similar segments.

    With the two sub categories, I use Motocross for trail riding and ATV for my plated dual sport rides.

    Agree with Joeseph, strava will not be adding a motorized category. Mainly for liability reasons, is my guess.

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  • So it sounds like Strava isn't going to do this. I just got this in my email:

     

    "Elle Anderson

    I'm so sorry to make you feel this way Joseph - it is not our intention to appear uncaring or disinterested about a moto or moto-x category on Strava. There are simply too many things already on our plate, so adding this feature is not on our roadmap currently. We appreciate all your continued feedback and know that this community post is on our radar. "

     

     

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