You’re on Strava anyway and the more you ride, the more gear you need — even if it’s just tubes and lubes. So, Strava and Competitive Cyclist have teamed up to allow you to earn store credit for every hour you pedal during any given month. There is a catch, of course. The credit maxes out at $40, so hitting every gran fondo you can, won’t net you any more dough (but you’ll have fun). And, the earned credits expire at the end of the following month.

Think of it like free refill laps at Alta — every month you get $40 to spend as you wish. Just ride and watch the credits flow in. How awesome.

How to do it?

Enabling the sync is pretty easy. All you need to do is connect your account with your Strava Account. That can be done by logging into CompetitiveCyclist via the following link:

Once you authenticate, you just authorize the connection and your account will then look something like this:

Competitive Cyclist and Strava Sync


Full details on the program:

Cycling app and online retail leaders unite to launch first-of-its-kind incentive program that let’s your legs claim you cash just for riding your bike. 

PARK CITY, Utah (April 7, 2015) – Ride your bike, earn cash – it’s that easy. The time has come to be rewarded for your sweat, hard work, and long hours in the saddle spinning, and today premier online retailer of specialty cycling gear Competitive Cyclist and cycling app Strava have partnered to offer cyclists a first-of-its-kind incentive program aimed at putting some dough in your chamois just for pedaling.

With the mantra ‘You Ride. We Pay,’ the program inspires cycling enthusiasts to get out and ride more. By syncing your Competitive Cyclist and Strava cycling app profiles you are awarded $1 in in-store credit for every hour you ride. Credits are deposited into your Competitive Cyclist account within 24 hours, expire on the last day of the following month they are earned, and you can receive up to 40 credits ($40) per month. So, whether you’re slaying singletrack, cranking on pavement, or cruising the bike path with the family, just link your accounts and watch the credits pile up.

Learn more here:

“At some point we all dream of being a pro and getting paid to ride,” said Noah Singer, Senior Product Manager at Competitive Cyclist. “This is as close as most folks will get, and winning isn’t even a requirement. It’s pretty simple, earn $1 per hour you ride and use it towards the things you need to keep going. We want to make your next ride your best ride.”

Cycling industry leaders Competitive Cyclist and Strava have joined forces to reward those hard-working individuals that make the most of the time they have in their busy schedules to get out and ride. The community-driven ‘You Ride. We Pay’ incentive is a real, attainable opportunity to earn up to $40 a month to benefit your biking needs. No need to fear the fastest cyclist or KOM riders, this incentive keeps things level with a simple 1-hour riding distinction – nothing more, nothing less. Credits accumulated are automatically applied to your next purchase and multiple credits can be combined when placing an order.

“Strava at its core is about motivating athletes. Our partnership with Competitive Cyclist leverages our platform and rewards activity with the types of perks to keep athletes more active,” said David Lorsch, VP Strategy and Business Development at Strava. “This is one more way we’re extending the power of Strava’s community to motivate athletes and help them improve.”

For more info about the program and to create a Competitive Cyclist account, check:

Sync your accounts. Ride your bike. Earn money.

About Competitive Cyclist
Competitive Cyclist is an online specialty retailer of road and mountain bikes, components, apparel and accessories. It delivers the personalized service of the best local shops, but with a dynamic, education-focused experience only possible on the Web. With rider-written descriptions, detailed photos, expert customer service, and built-to-spec Ready to Ride bike delivery service, Competitive Cyclist is all about riders, their bikes, and their next best ride.

About Strava
Strava unlocks the potential of a global community of athletes. Strava’s innovative mobile apps and website empower and inspire runners and cyclists throughout their experience, from exploration and adventure to training and competition. Designed by athletes, for athletes, Strava unites millions from around the world through the sports they love.


About Author

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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