The Strava club events feature allows users to create group rides, whether that be a one-off spontaneous race or a weekly club session, and invite club members to join. Organisers choose the event type, frequency, terrain and provide a description of the event, before inviting all or selected members of their club.
As most GPS units with Strava connectivity now sync via Bluetooth, Strava are capitalising on the consumer’s demand for greater ease of use – and the prospect of heading out for a ride, saving the route and turning it into an event before you’ve got home is hot in demand, according to Strava’s Product Manager Will Lee: “From talking to club admins, we learned that they were looking for an easier way to plan group activities with members, especially on mobile. Club events on mobile allow athletes in a club to quickly organise a real-world activity.”
The clubs feature has not long been available on mobile, and the addition of the events functionality is a step closer to bringing Strava users the full experience via their hand-held device.
The club events feature is available now on both iOS and Android – visit www.strava.com for more info.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.