Strava, The Social Network for Athletes Announces the Figures for Global Bike to Work Day

Strava, the social network for athletes, has announced figures from their second Global Bike to Work Day, which took place on Thursday, May 11th.

This year saw 180,539 complete the challenge and a further 276,818 cycle commute activities uploaded to Strava on Thursday May 11th around the globe. In doing so, Strava commuters logged a total of 3.3 million miles on Global Bike to Work Day.

Key Statiscs from Global Bike to Work Day include:

  • 276,818 commute activities were logged on Strava around the globe
  • Global Bike to Work Day cyclists commuted 3.3 million miles on Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Cyclists from 170 countries participated in the global event
  • 1,580 tons of carbon emissions were offset on the day

Strava introduced their Global Bike to Work Day in 2016 to show how uploading commutes to Strava can help urban planners to improve city infrastructure for cyclists. The initiative is called Strava Metro and it aggregates the millions of human-powered commutes uploaded to Strava every week. 160 million people already live in a city where Strava Metro partners with organisations and government agencies to make commuting better, including London, Los Angeles, Sydney, Oslo, Glasgow, Calgary and Portland.

The day was truly global with Strava members from 170 different countries getting involved, producing a total carbon offset of 1,580 tons. This is the equivalent of 184,000 cars idling for an hour. There was a 94% increase in the number of cyclists on Strava who tagged a ride as a commute on Global Bike to Work Day vs the average weekday in April and May 2017.

The top countries by participation in Strava Global Bike to Work Day were:

  1. United Kingdom
  2. USA
  3. Germany
  4. Brazil
  5. Australia

The top cities were:

  1. London (64% increase vs 2016)
  2. Amsterdam (16% increase vs 2016)
  3. San Jose (87% increase vs 2016)
  4. San Francisco (66% increase vs 2016)
  5. Melbourne (42% increase vs 2016)

About Strava

Strava is the social network for athletes. Our mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day. All athletes belong on Strava, no matter where they live, which sport they love or what device they use. Join the community at For more information on Strava, please visit For more information on Strava Metro, please visit

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Source of Statistics and Direct Quotes from Strava  and Strava Metro