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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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May 31 2017 - NEWS: Pro Rider Hits Bear at Lake Tahoe
May 21 2017 - NEWS: Sagan seals Tour of California points victory
May 21 2017 - NEWS: Andrew Talansky rounds out Amgen Tour of California overall podium
May 19 2017 - NEWS: George Bennett time trials into yellow at Big Bear lake
May 07 2017 - NEWS: The Big Bear Lake Individual Time Trial – Aero at Altitude!
May 18 2017 - NEWS: Andrew Talansky Takes Mount Baldy Stage Win
May 17 2017 - NEWS: Rally Cycling One - Two on stage four of the Tour of California
May 16 2017 - NEWS: The Saginator Wins his 16th AMGEN Stage
May 16 2017 - NEWS: Rafal Majka makes his mark in the mountains, taking stage victory and GC lead at Tour of California
May 16 2017 - NEWS: Toms Skujins crashes heavily at the Tour of California
May 15 2017 - NEWS: Anna van der Breggen wins Amgen Women’s Race
May 14 2017 - NEWS: Marcel Kittel wins opening stage one in Sacramento
May 13 2017 - NEWS: USA's Coryn Rivera from Team SubWeb wins stage 3
May 12 2017 - NEWS: Katie Hall wins the Queen Stage
May 12 2017 - NEWS: Phinney, Talansky captain Amgen Tour of California squad
May 12 2017 - NEWS: BMC Racing Team Heads Stateside for AMGEN Tour of California
May 11 2017 - NEWS: VIDEO: Big Bear Lake Time Trial Preview
May 11 2017 - NEWS: Megan Guarnier wins uphill sprint at South Lake Tahoe
May 10 2017 - NEWS: Victorious Coryn Rivera heads home for Tour of California
May 09 2017 - NEWS: SunWeb reveals rosters for Tour of California
May 07 2017 - NEWS: Tour of California Preview Show
May 06 2017 - NEWS: Team Novo Nordisk Motivated For Results At Tour Of California
May 05 2017 - NEWS: CANYON // SRAM roster for women's Amgen Tour of California
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May 04 2017 - NEWS: UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling release Tour of California Rosters
May 01 2017 - NEWS: Zavislan and Dannelley take the KOM and QOM awards at the l'Etape du California
Apr 20 2017 - NEWS: Tour of California to use electric motorcycles during Big Bear time trial
Mar 14 2017 - NEWS: Cylance Complete Training Camp in Big Bear, California
Mar 11 2017 - NEWS: Team Novo Nordisk Targets Tour of California
Mar 09 2017 - NEWS: Strongest Field In Race History Announced For 2017 Amgen Tour of California
Feb 28 2017 - NEWS: 2017 Tour of California Race Leader Jerseys by ASSOS Unveiled
Feb 23 2017 - NEWS: Lexus Extends Amgen Tour of California Partnership With Five-Year Renewal
Jan 31 2017 - NEWS: Route Announced for USA's Premier Professional Race, the 2017 UCI WorldTour AMGEN Tour Of California
Jan 29 2017 - NEWS: Phil Gaimon takes Mount Baldy Strava KOM
Jan 15 2017 - NEWS: L’Etape California By Le Tour De France
Nov 12 2016 - NEWS: US Voters approve nearly $5 billion in Funding for Bike Infrastructure Projects
Nov 10 2016 - NEWS: Los Angeles sets aside $4 Billion for Cycling and Walking
Nov 08 2016 - NEWS: California Votes on $8bn worth of Cycling Infrastructure Projects
Nov 01 2016 - NEWS: Sacramento looks to host start of 2017 AMGEN Tour of California
Aug 17 2016 - NEWS: Alaphilippe wins Tour of California as Mark Cavendish sprints to final stage victory
Aug 15 2016 - NEWS: Alexander Kristoff wins King Stage in bunch sprint as Alaphilippe holds onto Yellow Jersey
Aug 13 2016 - NEWS: Rohan Dennis wins Time Trial as Alaphilippe holds onto Yellow Jersey
Aug 11 2016 - NEWS: Toms Skujins (Cannondale) wins Stage 5 up to South Lake Tahoe in the Tour of California
Aug 08 2016 - NEWS: Sagan takes his second win on stage 4 at the Laguna Seca Raceway
Aug 05 2016 - NEWS: Alaphillipe wins Tour of California Queen Stage up Gibraltar Road
Aug 03 2016 - NEWS: Ben King (Cannondale) wins stage 2 of the Tour of California after a long breakaway
Aug 02 2016 - NEWS: Peter Sagan Sprints to Stage 1 win in the Tour of California
Jul 27 2016 - NEWS: Dimension Data And Team Dimension Data To Test New Technology Solutions At Tour Of California
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Jul 20 2016 - NEWS: NBC Sports Sets Daily 2016 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA Coverage
Jul 18 2016 - NEWS: San Luis Obispo County, California To Host Stage 4 of Amgen Tour of California in Morro Bay, May 18, 2016
May 28 2016 - NEWS: Major Sponsorship Renewals for Tour of California
May 16 2016 - NEWS: Craig Zimmerman and Doria Vaccaroni take KOM/QOM awards at the Etape du California
May 11 2016 - NEWS: 2016 Tour of California Leader Jerseys Revealed
May 10 2016 - NEWS: Tour of California Announces Competition to Create Original Artwork
May 05 2016 - NEWS: AMGEN Tour of California Team Presentation and Kick-Off Celebration “Champions Will Rise” Set for May 13 at SeaWorld San Diego
Mar 30 2016 - NEWS: 2016 AMGEN Tour of California Route In Depth Preview and Video
Apr 07 2014 - RESULTS: Etape Du California
May 01 2013 - RESULTS: L'Etape Du California
Apr 30 2017 - EVENT: L’Etape California by le Tour de France
May 10 2018 - EVENT: Amgen Tour of California