Just can’t crack that top 10 on the Strava Leaderboard for a segment? Get ready to do laps. The new Strava Local Legends feature creates a separate leaderboard that prizes quantity over speed.
Want to be the Local Legend on your favorite segment? Just ride it more than anyone else.
A rolling 90 day window means it’s only looking at your efforts for the past three months. So, just getting out to ride means you’re more likely to rank.
It won’t show every other local riders’ segment count, so you can’t target specific users to beat them. You’ll be able to see your segment count, and you will be able to see the segment count leader for each segment with the number of times they’ve completed that segment.
How does Strava define “local”?
Since it’s counting the leader for select segments, you can be the Local Legend for a particular segment in your local area. It’s not creating an actual “area”, just letting you know who the most prolific riders (or runners) are for a particular segment.
At launch, it’ll be in Beta and in testing for select cities. And it won’t be for every segment in every city right away. They’ll be gathering feedback to see what’s interesting to users, and which segments really matter. There are plenty of “junk” segments on Strava (they have more than 15 million segments globally!), many of which don’t need a Local Legend. Here’s the official schedule, followed by more details:
- June 10, 2020: Local Legends launches for all segments in CA, CO, NY, NJ, TX, IL, and FL.
- July 15, 2020: Local Legends launches for all segments in remaining US States, plus all segments in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Japan and Brazil.
Not all regions will have the same experience while the program is in beta. The Local Legends beta will include all segments in CA and CO. Athletes in those states will be able to see their position on a 90 day leaderboard versus the leader for all segments.
Athletes in the Local Legends beta who live in other states and countries will see their top 10 most-attempted segments (based on their activities over the last 90 days), and where they sit on the 90 day leaderboard vs. the leader for each of those 10 segments.
Who says getting a trophy just for showing up is all bad?