Strava’s Year In Sport Report is out, and there were a lot of miles ridden in 2017. There’s some pretty cool stuff that can be found in the data:
- Americans rode 709 million miles in 36.5 million rides
- Worldwide 4.54 billion miles were ridden in 203 million rides
- Americans climbed 32 billion feet
- Riders worldwide ascended 227 billion feet worldwide
- Commuters are upload 43 percent more weekend activities
- Romain Bardet’s stage win at the Tour de France in Pau, France was the ride given the most kudos: 22,736 thumbs-up
- Beer was mentioned in activity titles 102,033 times.
- The average bike commute in the United States is eight miles and about 34 minutes.
- Kansans ride fast average speeds, with a 20.1mph average (it’s flat).
Another cool feature of the data is how Strava breaks down commuting data and carbon offsets. According to its calculations, commuting reduced carbon emissions by 1 billion pounds in 2017.
California took the crown as the most active state with 7,949,234 activities. Colorado came in second with 2,106,918 activities. But wait, California’s population is 39.25-million, while Colorado’s is 5.54-million. That breaks down to 0.20 activities per citizen in Cali. Colorado comes in at 0.38 activities per citizen, Colorado wins by 200%. Bite me California.