Strava launched its first day as a community for athletes on August 18th, 2009 with a total of 50 shared activities.
One month later that number increased to 8,572 activities and after Strava’s first full year, athletes shared 99,994 activities. Today, Strava celebrates a major milestone; the one billionth activity has been shared to the platform.
“We’re excited to celebrate this milestone in our community’s growth in recognition of the inspiration that these one billion activities have created for Strava athletes around the world,” says incoming Strava CEO James Quarles.
Strava adds one million new members every 40 days, and athletes share an average of 1,382,138 activities per day. To date, athletes have covered 12,967,788,011 miles under their own power; this is the equivalent of 54,281 trips to the moon. As the number of new athletes and shared activities soars, it also boasts rapidly rising engagement with 17 million feed views each day, 55 million comments and kudos each week, and 2.2 million photos uploaded per week.
The earliest activity shared on Strava was a ride from the Fountain de Valcluse in the south of France, completed on April 12, 2008 by one of the company’s first employees, Davis Kitchel. The 7.7-mile ride covered seven Strava segments.