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February 3, 2017 at 13:41 #206866
I use Strava regularly to track my MTB rides and I’m always interested to see how many people have ridden the MTB segments I complete.
Has anyone come across a MTB segment with more than 4,000 riders on the leaderboard? I know a lot of segments get more than 4,000 attempts, but I’m interested in finding segments with more than 4,000 individual riders. I’ve found a few but am interested in seeing if there are some I’ve missed…
The biggest leaderboard I’ve found so far is the Porcupine Rim descent in Moab with 11,600+ riders.
February 3, 2017 at 16:21 #206891
I recommend checking popular descents in California, since Strava got its start in Frisco.
The Luge, 6,458 people https://www.strava.com/segments/3978999
Full Flow (Demo Forest) 7,026 people https://www.strava.com/segments/9299153
Ridge DH (Demo Forest) 9,802 people https://www.strava.com/segments/579617
February 4, 2017 at 10:00 #206939
Check out Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz. Old Cabin has ~4700: https://www.strava.com/segments/3974284
Here is a famous one in Santa Cruz, Emma McCrary trail (EMT), ~6900: https://www.strava.com/segments/4800253
And the EMT connector trail called U-Conn ~4970: https://www.strava.com/segments/982591
People often connect EMT and U-Conn.
February 4, 2017 at 11:01 #206940
I found one called helipad to Braille along the ridge trail in Santa Cruz that has nearly 11,000 riders. I think this in in demo forest? Just looking for one segment per trail system.
February 4, 2017 at 11:18 #206941
OK, I added the Luge and EMT (thanks guys!) so now the bar for popular segments is set at 6,500 riders. The list currently includes popular rides in Whistler, Moab, and Colorado (both front range and mountains.)
February 4, 2017 at 14:54 #206946
The biggest one I’ve seen in my area (Western NC) is the Ridgeline DH Reroute in Dupont State Forest with 5,097 people as of today. Super popular trail and it’s tough to get a clean run. My best time involved a few passes I had to slow down for, still proud of my time though. Top 40!
February 4, 2017 at 18:49 #206948
Here’s one in Bend with 6,629:
Another with 7,294:
February 6, 2017 at 08:26 #206988
Top half of Prime Cut in Fruita, 8,172: https://www.strava.com/segments/10087449
Captain Ahab: 7,874: https://www.strava.com/segments/3783439
Near Amasa Back: 9,270 https://www.strava.com/segments/13292541
This Porcupine Rim descent has 11,812 riders: https://www.strava.com/segments/6928767
Beginning of Slickrock: 9,937: https://www.strava.com/segments/8514359
Pogonip, Santa Cruz: 8,834: https://www.strava.com/segments/826449
Part of Camp Tamarancho: 8,535: https://www.strava.com/segments/7298992
Shout out for high number of attempts: Cholla in Laguna Beach, 100,915 attempts by 8,469 people: https://www.strava.com/segments/7203889
Found tons of other segments below 8,000 riders, but didn’t include those. Will post back if I find more good ones…
February 6, 2017 at 10:08 #207007
williedillon, thanks for the Bend segment tips!
Greg, do you want to write my article for me? 🙂
I already found a lot of those segments, just interested in finding out if people know of random trail segments that happen to have a lot of riders. Some of the “usual” suspects I’ve already checked include: Bay Area, LA, Moab, Whistler, Fruita, Salida, CB, Denver, Pisgah, Kingdom Trails, etc.
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