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In a competitive world where comparison and oneupmanship are as commonplace as the setting sun, it’s only natural to wonder how your performance stacks up to other cyclists.
Considering competitive cyclists win their races by tearing through the miles faster than their rivals, speed is an area where you might want to gauge your own performance. Or at least, you may want to know whether your standard pace is aligned with other people’s average cycling speeds.
To give you the info you need, we gathered stats on average cycling speeds from Strava. Plus, we chatted with experts to find out how you can find your own fast. Video player poster image The Average Cycling Speed in the U.S.
Strava , the app that makes it easy to track your cycling (and other) activity to store, share, and celebrate your progress with friends , has an abundance of information from users across the country and around the world. They specifically pulled data on average cycling speeds and distances for users in the United States, breaking it down farther by leisure rides versus commutes , as well as pavement rides versus dirt rides, to help provide a little context for the data.
Keep in mind, this doesn’t provide information on the type of bike used or the terrain (for example, flat versus hills ), which of course would further affect speeds.
In a nutshell, the average cycling speed for leisure rides performed on pavement […]
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