Here Are the 20 Strava Records People Are Most Eager to Break

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Records, like rules, are meant to be broken. With Strava, there are more records to break than ever. To narrow down the options, we contacted the social media site to compile a list of the records its huge user base of runners and cyclists are looking to beat. Segments were chosen based on “popularity, days since record set, and geographic diversity.” Some of these records are several years old and may not be able to stand for much longer, so have at it. Here are the top 10 records for cycling and the top 10 records for running:

Cycling

Three Sisters – Take a ride through Central Park starting from the north end headed south. You can enter the park from 103rd St. on the Upper West Side and keep going until you hit the beginning of the segment, near the intersection of West Drive and 102nd St. Cutoff.

Location: New York, NY

Date Record Set: Aug. 10, 2013

Attempts: 830,338

Hains Point Backside – Bike alongside the Lower Potomac River on Ohio Drive going toward the Jefferson Memorial, right near the heart of D.C. The turn for Ohio Drive is just off I-395.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Date Record Set: Sept. 11, 2013

Attempts: 548, 067

Bridgeway Northbound – Go north on Bridgeway toward Marin City, at times cycling along the shore. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101 coming from San Francisco, and exit on Alexander Ave. to Bridgeway.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Date Record Set: June 11, 2013

Attempts: 442, 187

WRL East – Follow the White Rock Trail until you cross the bridge over White Rock Creek. The starting point of the trail is located off East Lawther Drive.

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Record Set: March 19, 2016

Attempts: 300,013

KC – 5 – This segment takes you to New Jersey, roughly 40 minutes outside of New York City across the George Washington Bridge.

Location: Tenafly, NJ

Date Record Set: April 18, 2012

Attempts: 243,243

I-90 Bridge (Westbound) – Cross Lake Washington going toward Seattle to beat this record, which has stayed on top for three years.

Location: Mercer Island, WA

Date Record Set: June 15, 2014

Attempts: 165,629

8 min FTP (Pillars to rock climb pullout)Give this segment a try, starting off 19th St near the Colorado School of Mines outside Denver. This one is a bit of a climb, with an average grade of 6 percent.

Location: Golden, CO

Date Record Set: Aug. 3, 2013

Attempts: 132,546

Bridge to Bottom – Ride down the Springwater on the Willamette Trial, starting from under the Ross Island Bridge until you hit the exit for the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. You can enter the trail from Southeast Water Ave.

Location: Portland, OR

Date Record Set: July 18, 2015

Attempts: 131,834

Mouth of Canyon to Ruth’s – Head down East Sunnyside Ave., which turns into Emigration Canyon Road, to get to the starting point of this segment. Need a reward after beating a record held for three years? Grab a bite at Ruth’s Diner, where the segment ends.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Date Record Set: Aug. 9, 2014

Attempts: 121,630

Falls Bridge to Regatta Stands – Go for this seven-year-old record on the Schuylkill River Trail, starting from the Falls Bridge off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Date Record Set: April 20, 2010

Attempts: 103,295

Running

Reservoir Mile – Run roughly halfway around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park and try to top the more than 100,000 attempts at beating the record on this segment. You can enter the park from the east side on 90th St.

Location: New York, NY

Date Record Set: April 20, 2016

Attempts: 118,460

Rocket Mile – Give this run a try as it takes you alongside the San Francisco Bay, ending at South Beach Park. Start near The Embarcadero and Mission St.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date Record Set: Dec. 14, 2016

Attempts: 105,430

2 ½ to 3 ½ mile marker – Race against the clock on the Ann and Roy Butler Trail, which runs parallel to the Colorado River. It’s located right off West Cesar Chavez St.

Location: Austin, TX

Date Record Set: Oct. 3, 2016

Attempts: 88,076

N Dearborn Pkwy Climb – Get some exercise in the Windy City and run on the edge of Lake Michigan. This half-mile segment is goes along Lakefront Trail, next to North Lake Shore Drive.

Location: Chicago, IL

Date Record Set: July 7, 2016

Attempts: 63,411

Memorial Drive – Mass Ave to Longfellow (during construction) – Start at the Massachusetts Avenue and the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path and keep running for a half-mile. Enjoy the view of the Charles River, while attempting to beat this record.

Location: Cambridge, MA

Date Record Set: April 16, 2017

Attempts: 63,258

Virginia to Louisiana Straightaway – Counterclockwise – No, you’re not running from state to state. Instead, it’s the distance of Washington Park in Denver from East Virginia Ave. to Louisiana Ave. – much better than attempting to sprint across the south.

Location: Denver, CO

Date Record Set: Oct. 6, 2015

Attempts: 52,925

Boathouse Row 2nd 800 meters out – This segment takes you to another part of the Schuylkill River Trail, this time taking you north. The trail goes alongside Kelly Drive.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Date Record Set: Oct. 31, 2015

Attempts: 50,951

Let it RIP! – Take a run on the east side of Green Lake on the appropriately named Green Lake Trail. You access the trail off West Green Lake Way.

Location: Seattle, WA

Date Record Set: Sept. 10, 2016

Attempts: 47,176

Mole to Peters Point – Beat this record on the Rock Creek Trail along the Potomac River, right near George Washington University.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Date Record Set: Oct. 25, 2015

Attempts: 46,714

Hawthorne Bridge to Steel Bridge – Travel from bridge to bridge on the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade. Parking can be found on Southeast Water Ave.

Location: Portland, OR

Date Record Set: March 13, 2012

Attempts: 29,484