Optimized for viewing on mobile devices, athletes can access Strava Local online and select top routes to follow with Strava on the road or trail.

Optimized for viewing on mobile devices, athletes can access Strava Local online and select top routes to follow with Strava on the road or trail (click to enlarge).​

Strava announced this week the launch of Strava Local, a new city guide platform that provides data-driven, athlete-curated collections of the best run and ride routes in a dozen cities across the globe.

Local provides users the ability to seek out the best rides/runs, coffee shops, bike shops and photo spots, and do it from a mobile device while on the road or trail.

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Strava Local cultivates data from the community's millions of uploaded activities to explore where athletes run, ride and stop in the world's most active cities. Strava's product team then worked with local influencers to ensure that each guide features the city's best riding and running experiences. The Denver/Boulder city guide alone is built on the data from more than 1.7 million activity uploads.

Other areas in the initial launch include New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Melbourne, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo and Sydney. Strava says the Local concept is a scalable platform that it plans to take to many additional cities in the near future.

The new data-powered, athlete-curated travel guide for endurance athletes launched May 11 for 12 global cities, including San Francisco, Denver/Boulder and New York.

The new data-powered, athlete-curated travel guide for endurance athletes launched May 11 for 12 global cities, including San Francisco, Denver/Boulder and New York (click to enlarge).​

"We've built a series of city guides designed specifically for athletes, by athletes," says Gareth Nettleton, Strava's director of international marketing. "Our data shows us the world's most popular routes, and our community of local influencers curate each guide to provide a rich and full experience, whether you're new in town or rediscovering your city. Every Strava Local guide includes routes of varying difficulty, in the city or the countryside, as well as our favorite places to buy gear, grab coffee or simply pull over and snap a great photo."

For more info visit https://www.strava.com/local.