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I just signed up for it so I likely will, like you said I can stock up on tubes and chain lube and stuff for free this way.

I've had a Strava account for a long time now, but I've never actually launched it because I'm just not competitive enough to care. I recently got a GPS to help track my miles, just had no intention of putting them on Strava. I've got a trail I want to explore tomorrow, should earn me a couple bucks.
 

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I am like you all. I have Strava on my phone but have never turned it on. Maybe I will for the commute to log the hours and get the benefit, but absolutely NOT care about any performance.
 

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Well I can confirm this works, did a 2 hour ride with my girlfriend over the weekend. Uploaded my gpx file to Strava and I've got a $2.50 credit on my account as of this morning.
 

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I'm really excited about this. One thing I've noticed is you have to ride for at least an hour to earn anything. After that first hour, you earn $0.50 for every half hour you ride.

So if you ride 0-59 minutes, you earn $0. 60-89 minutes, you earn $1. 90-119 minutes, $1.50, etc. And it counts moving time, not actual time. Definitely a nice benefit, but a lot of my commutes won't qualify.
 

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I think I might have to Strava my commute now. Not sure how I feel about that.
They recently added an option to view your weekly totals in the training long WITHOUT the commutes.

My year-to-date without the commutes is not pretty... about 1/4 of the total km.
 

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I'm really excited about this. One thing I've noticed is you have to ride for at least an hour to earn anything. After that first hour, you earn $0.50 for every half hour you ride.

So if you ride 0-59 minutes, you earn $0. 60-89 minutes, you earn $1. 90-119 minutes, $1.50, etc. And it counts moving time, not actual time. Definitely a nice benefit, but a lot of my commutes won't qualify.
I was wondering about this, my commute is 30 minutes each way. On my Magellan GPS I can pause my ride though, so I think I could ride in, pause my ride and restart for the ride home to get a 1 hour ride instead of two 30 minute rides. I will try that sometime this week and report back.
 

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I was wondering about this, my commute is 30 minutes each way. On my Magellan GPS I can pause my ride though, so I think I could ride in, pause my ride and restart for the ride home to get a 1 hour ride instead of two 30 minute rides. I will try that sometime this week and report back.
Good call. I didn't think about pausing it, but I don't see why that wouldn't work. Let us know how it works out for you! My commute usually ends up around 50 minutes of moving time, so maybe I'll just start taking a longer route.
 

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Strava auto-pauses whenever you are stopped regardless of what the GPS does. Strava's total ride time is the sum of all moving time for the day added together, unless you reset the device.

Hence you can combine morning and afternoon commutes into one big ride. And I usually, do to avoid spamming my strava followers with a bunch of 8-km efforts.
 

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^^Helpful info, thanks!

OK, I put Strava on the phone today, but forgot to run it on the way home. Do I need to do anything else to tie in with Competitive Cyclist?
 

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^ Yes- create an account with Competitive Cyclist- go to your "my account" page and there will be a link there to sync it with strava. Once that is done, C.C. Will keep track of your points/dollars for store credit...
 

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Cool stuff, all signed up and it already retroactively credited me for $3 from Sunday's 55 mile ride. Excellent find. I can make twice as much here as I could on that stupid government tax credit that is impossible to get.
 

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Just tried to sign up, missed the boat I guess :( I rack up some serious hours on the bike with commuting. That would be killer! Hopefully they open it back up at some point.
 

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...and just like that they won't be issuing any more credits starting tomorrow. That was short lived. Says they will announce something new on May 19th in the email I got.
 

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Competitive Cyclist overwhelmed ?

Email I received from competitive cyclist: "What an incredible few weeks it’s been here at Competitive.

When we came up with the idea to pay you a dollar an hour to ride your bike through our partnership with Strava, it was pure, it was simple and it represented everything we stand for. Apparently you liked it too, because you signed up by the tens of thousands and told everyone you knew. We had expectations and you blew them out of the water.

Because of this we’ve had to pause new sign-ups, and we must stop issuing new credits beginning tomorrow, April 21st. We’re already hard at work on a revised program that can support many, many more people. We will update you with the details of this revised program on May 19th.

If you have earned money, it’s yours to keep and we encourage you to put it towards something great. Those credits will expire on May 31st at 11:59 pm MST.

Because you’ve already connected, when the program resumes, you’ll be ready to roll. We won’t do anything with your data and we’ll maintain the privacy policy we’ve always held.

Enjoy the ride and we’ll speak soon."

I guess they could'nt hang with the volume- I already racked up 25$. I don't regulary purchase stuff from them cause they are normally much higher in price than other sources. Oh well
 
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