On Wednesday, Strava released their year in sport. The data shows pretty much what most people knew, more people are cycling than ever. But the difference is it’s being spread in various different areas, with surges in e-bikes and gravel, notably.
Whether it’s running, mountain biking or gravel, a whopping 52 percent of athletes uploaded trail activities in 2022. Interestingly, trail activities are becoming popular as a social activity: trail activities are 55 per cent more likely to be done in groups. Athletes started 2023 on a high note
In Canada and other parts of the Northern Hemisphere it can be cold in January, but that doesn’t seem to deter folks, especially when it comes to working out in groups. According to Strava, it’s the most popular month for setting goals. In the first month of 2023 cyclists and runners with grouped activities recorded 87 per cent and 78 per cent more active time in groups than in solo. The rise of e-bikes
Although the amount of cyclists riding e-bikes increased 26 per cent this year, Strava posted that growth isn’t entirely evenly distributed in age groups. It seems older athletes are much more likely than younger ones to be using e-bikes. Europeans are also the biggest fans of e-bikes. Long rides ftw
People are loving the longer rides. In 2022, the amount of cyclists that had at least one 100 mile ride (160 km) increased by 22 per cent across the globe. Even those living in metric countries still […]
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