Back in February 2018, Strava made it possible for Challenge organizers to include indoor activities in their challenge stats. This was big news in the world of Zwift, where riders had gotten used to only outdoor miles counting!
But even with that change, Strava’s own monthly challenges (which make up the bulk of challenges on the platform) have never allowed indoor activities. Until now.
For obvious reasons, Strava has seen fit, at least for the month of April, to allow manual entries, virtual activities, and trainer workouts to count towards completion of their challenges. This applies to both cycling and running challenges. The April challenges now include this language:
We expect all athletes to honor the Strava Community Standards, which includes abiding by all health advisements and restrictions in your area prior to undertaking any physical activity.
With this in mind, GPS, manual entries, virtual activities and trainer workouts will count toward this challenge. Many of you take a lot of well-deserved pride in your challenge accomplishments, and we want to help you stay motivated even if you aren’t able to get outside as you normally would. There’s never been a better time for us to make indoor activities count toward challenges, and so we’re happy to respond to this long-standing request.
If you’re a Strava user, go visit the Challenges page and sign up. A little extra motivation never hurts!
What do you think – does this give you a little extra motivation? What challenge(s) are you signing up for? Share below!