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California is No. 1 - according to Strava

It wasn’t even close! The year end numbers are in and Californians rode more than any other state in the U.S. in 2015 by a huge margin, according to tallies released by GPS athletic tracking app Strava.

Additionally, nine of the top 10 cycling segments in 2015 were in California. The numbers released by Strava affirms what we already knew and confirms why America’s Greatest Race, the Tour of California takes place in the Golden State: California’s inviting weather and diverse terrain makes it the best state in America to ride.   

Last year, 7,172,721 rides tracked by Strava took place in CaliforniaColorado came in a very distant second with 1,465.414 rides followed by Texas with 1,358,055 rides. When it comes to climbing, Vermont came out on top with a climbing average of 1,460 feet followed by Colorado’s 1,307 feet and California’s 1,297 feet. 

The top three most popular cycling segments in 2015 were in Sausalito with the 7-11 Bump winning the crown over Pickleweed. Routes in San Francisco occupy spots fourth through sixth and eighth with nearby Mill Valley’s Camino Alto segment ranking seventh. North San Diego County’s Encinitas, a breathtaking oceanfront mecca favorited by cyclists and triathletes, boasts the tenth most-pedaled segment at La Costa Leucadia. The only non-California segment charting in the top 10 is New York’s Three Sisters, which clocked in at ninth. 

Americans on Strava did over 26.3 million rides last year pedaling 539,112,239 miles and did 25.6 billion feet of climbing. The average ride for men was 23 miles, 1:54:00 and an average speed of 14.6 mph while women averaged 20 miles, 1:38:00 and an average speed of 12.7 mph.

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