in the office many of us cycle to work. We though it would be cool to have ranking of cyclists with different sorting (distance, avg. speed and such). We can track our trips with Android or iPhone apps (like Strava Cycling).

We are mostly developers, so if we find a tool or device that can easily display a ranking (per week, month, all time) we can use the tools to track our trips and compete with each other :) Can you suggest something that might work?

  • 1
    This is off topic here, consider asking this on Stackoverflow or Programmers (not sure if it is on tipic there, tough).
    – Uooo
    Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 9:19
  • 5
    I'd disagree. Questions about building a tool, or using a web API, would be better there (or perhaps webapps.stackexchange.com), but I think asking other cyclists if they have recommendations fits here. (You could just create a shared spreadsheet in Google Docs. Strava sounds a nicer solution though.)
    – armb
    Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 12:23
  • 1
    I also disagree, and it would definitely be off topic on StackOverflow and Programmers. Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 0:37

2 Answers 2


Strava has an API so if you all use it to log your rides, you could pull the data for each rider and do any analysis you want.

There are heaps of people (including me) using the API for additional statistics and analysis.

  • We have to somehow group the office workers so we can use API against only our group. It seems there are no groups :(
    – ddinchev
    Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 9:30
  • 6
    You mean like clubs?
    – Useless
    Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 10:11
  • If you decide not to use groups, you can still have a list of user IDs, and use the somewhat hidden "streams" of Strava API v1, like this one from one of my commutes (JSON) format: app.strava.com/api/v1/streams/20980327 (you have to query via user ID in order to get ride codes, and then get the streams of each ridecode). Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 18:40
  • @Veseliq If you collect the rider IDs of the people in your office, your code can only query those riders. You don't need a group in Strava if you can implement it yourself.
    – Mac
    Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 20:25
  • @Veseliq what language are you and your colleagues most familiar with? I have some C# .Net code I can share if you want.
    – Mac
    Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 21:49

Since the question was asked, strava has added club feature, in fact there's a bicycles.se club.

  • 1
    As this old thread is bumped, and doesn't have an accepted answer.
    – Chris H
    Commented Oct 31, 2017 at 19:26
  • I'm pretty sure clubs existed when the question was asked, as I linked to the API spec in a comment at the time :)
    – Useless
    Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 15:00
  • @Useless possibly, I didn't use Strava back then
    – Chris H
    Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 16:03

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.