Strava Community Standards

Being part of the Strava community is a commitment to respect: we respect each other, ourselves and the rules. When we all share mutual respect, we all win. Here’s how we make that happen and what we expect of our members.


Respect yourself

Staying safe is more important than being fast.

Use good judgment and consider the risks of your activities before getting started. Use common sense, stay in control and don’t put yourself in danger.

Don’t get distracted by your device.

Focus on your surroundings and prioritize your safety. Use your device when it’s safe to do so.

Listen to your body and take rest days to avoid injury and burnout.

Rest and recovery are just as important as the days you push it. Recovery spins, easy jogs and commutes deserve kudos, too. Remember, this is all for fun.

You have a right to keep your life private.

You have control over what you share on Strava and can choose the settings that suit you best by using our privacy settings and privacy zones.


Respect each other

Be kind and play fair.

Be courteous to other athletes. Say hello. Give high fives. Offer help. Pass patiently and carefully. We’re all in this together.

Be kind online, too.

Treat each other with empathy and kindness on our platform. Take care of each other.

Keep offensive content off Strava.

We rely on our community to help us identify this content. Use our tools to block or flag content that violates our Terms of Service. Consider contacting law enforcement if needed.

Create and post your own content.

We support the original creators of content. Respect what they made and create your own great content. If you post something that is not yours, know that it may be taken down in addition to other consequences you may face.

Be inclusive and anti-racist

Strava is committed to actively dismantling and eradicating racism and discrimination in all forms. If you use Strava, you’re joining us in this commitment, without exception.

Don’t use hate speech.

Hate speech is a direct attack based on race, ethnicity, age, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, serious disease, disability, body type, or immigration status. We will remove hate speech and may suspend or terminate the accounts of athletes who use it.


Respect the rules

Obey the law.

We expect Strava athletes to know and obey all laws and rules related to their activities. Our sports happen in dynamic environments that we share with motorists, pedestrians, other athletes, equestrians, pets and wildlife. Prioritize everyone’s safety and enjoyment of our shared resources and respect the law.

Follow local trail rules.

Most trail systems have their own rules and codes of conduct. Know them, follow them, respect others who are enjoying the same environment. Don’t use illegal or closed trails, or trespass on private property — ever. Stay in control and take care of the people and environment around you. Do the right thing and be an ambassador of your sport.

Strava supports clean competition.

We support fair play online and in real life. If you cheated, don’t put it on Strava.

Respect the environment.

Don’t ruin the experience for others or yourself. Take trail preservation efforts seriously. Take your trash with you if there’s no appropriate place for it — better yet, pick up some trash if you see it. Give back to the incredible natural places that give us so much happiness.

Create good segments.

High-quality segments improve the local community and ensure continual enjoyment of the spaces we explore. Use common sense and keep safety in mind when creating segments. Don’t make segments that trespass on private property or jeopardize protected areas.