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Go.strava provides a complete, including upload, wrapper library for the Strava V3 API. Structs are defined for all the basic types such as athletes, activities and leaderboards. Functions are provided to fetch all these values.

Please note: Every effort is made to keep the API Documentation up to date, however this package may lag behind. If this is impacting your development, please file an issue and it will be addressed as soon as possible.

Starting June 2018

Find the new Strava V3 API at You can generate Go client following the Client code section. This repository is no longer getting updated and may be removed in the near future.

To install

go get

To use, imports as package name

import ""

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This document is separated into three parts


Make sure to check out the source code as it provides many helpful comments.

  • segment_example.go

    This example shows how to pull segment descriptions and leaderboards. To run:

    cd $GOPATH/src/
    go run segment_example.go -token=

    A sample access token can be found on the API settings page.

  • oauth_example.go

    This example shows how to use

    to simplify the OAuth2 token exchange, as well as how to handle the errors that might occur. To run:
    cd $GOPATH/src/
    go run oauth_example.go -id= -secret=

    Visit http://localhost:8080/ in your favorite web browser

    Your client id and client secret can be found on the API settings page.

  • upload.go

    This example shows how to upload data to Strava. It will upload a random GPX file. To run:

    cd $GOPATH/src/
    go run upload.go -token=

    The access token must have 'write' permissions which must be created using the OAuth flow, see the above example.

Service Documentation

For full documentation, see the Godoc documentation. Below is a overview of how the library works, followed by examples for all the different calls.

  1. All requests should start by creating a client that defines the access token to be used:

    client := strava.NewClient("", optionalHttpClient)

    The library will use the http.DefaultClient by default. If the default client is unavailable, like in the app engine environment for example, you can pass one in as the second parameter.

  2. Then a service must be defined that represents a given API request endpoint, for example:

    service := strava.NewClubsService(client)
  3. Required parameters are passed on call creation, optional parameters are added after, for example:

    call := service.ListMembers(clubId).Page(2).PerPage(50)
  4. To actually execute the call, run

    on it:
    members, err := call.Do()
    if e, ok := err.(*strava.Error); ok {
        // this is a strava provided error
    } else {
        // regular error, could be internet connectivity problems

    This will return members 50-100 of the given clubs. All of these things can be chained together like so:

    members, err := strava.NewClubsService(strava.NewClient(token)).

Polyline decoding
Activities and segments come with summary polylines encoded using the Google Polyline Format. These can be decoded into a slice of [2]float64 using

, for example:
, or

Examples for all the possible calls can be found below:


Related objects: OAuthAuthenticator, AuthorizationResponse.

authenticator := &strava.OAuthAuthenticator{
    CallbackURL: "http://yourdomain/strava/authorize",

path, err := authenticator.CallbackPath() http.HandleFunc(path, authenticator.HandlerFunc(oAuthSuccess, oAuthFailure))

func oAuthSuccess(auth *strava.AuthorizationResponse, w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) { // Success }

func oAuthFailure(err error, w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) { // Failure, or access was denied }

For a more detailed example of how to handle OAuth authorization see oauth_example.go


Related objects: AthleteDetailed, AthleteSummary, AthleteMeta. AthleteStats. PersonalSegmentSummary.

For the athlete associated with the access token, aka current athlete:

service := strava.NewCurrentAthleteService(client)

// returns a AthleteDetailed object athlete, err := service.Get().Do()

// returns a AthleteDetailed object athlete, err := service.Update(). City(city). State(state). Country(country). Gender(gender). Weight(weight). Do()

// returns a slice of ActivitySummary objects activities, err := service.ListActivities(athleteId). Page(page). PerPage(perPage). Before(before). After(after). Do()

// returns a slice of ActivitySummary objects activities, err := service.ListFriendsActivities(athleteId). Page(page). PerPage(perPage). Before(before). Do()

// returns a slice of AthleteSummary objects friends, err := service.ListFriends().Page(page).PerPage(perPage).Do()

// returns a slice of AthleteSummary objects followers, err := service.ListFollowers().Page(page).PerPage(perPage).Do()

// returns a slice of ClubSummary objects clubs, err := service.ListClubs().Do()

// returns a slice of PersonalSegmentSummary objects segments, err := service.ListStarredSegments().Do()

For other athletes:

service := strava.NewAthletesService(client)

// returns a AthleteSummary object athlete, err := service.Get(athleteId).Do()

// returns a slice of AthleteSummary objects friends, err := service.ListFriends(athleteId).Page(page).PerPage(perPage).Do()

// returns a slice of AthleteSummary objects followers, err := service.ListFollowers(athleteId).Page(page).PerPage(perPage).Do()

// returns a slice of AthleteSummary objects bothFollowing, err := service.ListBothFollowing(athleteId).Do()

// returns an AthleteStats objects stats, err := service.Stats(athleteId).Do()

// returns a slice of SegmentEffortSummary objects efforts, err := service.ListKOMs(athleteId).Do()

// returns a slice of ActivitySummary objects // athleteId must match authenticated athlete's activities, err := service.ListActivities(athleteId).Do()

// returns a slice of PersonalSegmentSummary objects segments, err := service.ListStarredSegments(athleteId).Do()


Related objects: ActivityDetailed, ActivitySummary, PhotoSummary, ZonesSummary, LapEffortSummary, Location.
Related constants: ActivityTypes.

service := strava.NewActivitiesService(client)

// returns a AthleteDetailed if the activity is owned by the requesting user // or an ActivitySummary object otherwise. // The Type is defined by Activity.ResourceState, 3 for detailed, 2 for summary. activity, err := service.Get(activityId). IncludeAllEfforts(). Do()

// create a manual activity entry. To upload a file see Upload below. activity, err := service.Create(name, type, startDateLocal, elapsedTime). Description(description). Distance(distance). Do()

activity, err := service.Update(activityId). Name(name). Description(description). Type(ActivityTypes.Ride). Private(true). Communte(true). Trainer(false). Gear(gearId). Do()

// returns a slice of PhotoSummary objects photos, err := service.ListPhotos(activityId).Do()

// returns a slice of ZonesSummary objects zones, err := service.ListZones(activityId).Do()

// returns a slice of LapEffortSummary objects laps, err := service.ListLaps(activityId).Do()


Related objects: CommentDetailed, CommentSummary.

service := strava.NewActivityCommentsService(client, activityId)

// returns a slice of CommentSummary objects comments, err := service.List(). Page(page). PerPage(perPage). IncludeMarkdown(). Do()

// create a comment if your application has permission comment, err := service.Create("funny comment").Do()

// delete a comment if your application has permission comment, err := service.Delete(commentId).Do()


Related objects: AthleteSummary.

service := strava.NewActivityKudosService(client, activityId)

// returns a slice of AthleteSummary objects comments, err := service.List(). Page(page). PerPage(perPage). Do()

// create/give a kudo comment, err := service.Create().Do()

// delete/take back a kudo comment, err := service.Delete().Do()


Related objects: ClubDetailed, ClubSummary.

service := strava.NewClubService(client)

// returns a ClubDetailed object club, err := service.Get(clubId).Do()

// returns a slice of AthleteSummary objects members, err := service.ListMembers(clubId). Page(page). PerPage(perPage). Do()

// returns a slice of ActivitySummary objects activities, err := service.ListActivities(clubId). Page(page). PerPage(perPage). Do()


Related objects: GearDetailed, GearSummary.
Related constants: FrameTypes.

// returns a GearDetailed object
gear, err := strava.NewGearService(client).Get(gearId).Do()


Related objects: SegmentDetailed, SegmentSummary, SegmentLeaderboard, SegmentLeaderboardEntry, SegmentExplorer, SegmentExplorerSegment.
Related constants: AgeGroups, ActivityTypes, ClimbCategories, DateRanges, WeightClasses.

service := strava.NewSegmentsService(client)

// returns a SegmentDetailed object segment, err := service.Get(segmentId).Do()

// return list of segment efforts efforts, err := service.ListEfforts(segmentId). Page(page). PerPage(perPage). AthleteId(athleteId). DateRange(startDateLocal, endDateLocal). Do()

// returns a SegmentLeaderboard object leaderboard, err := service.GetLeaderboard(segmentId). Page(page). PerPage(perPage). Gender(gender). AgeGroup(ageGroup). WeightClass(weightClass). Following(). ClubId(clubId). DateRange(dateRange). ContextEntries(count). Do()

// returns a slice of SegmentExplorerSegment segments, err := service.Explore(south, west, north, east). ActivityType(activityType). MinimumCategory(cat). MaximumCategory(cat). Do()

Segment Efforts

Related objects: SegmentEffortDetailed, SegmentEffortSummary.

// returns a SegmentEffortDetailed object
segmentEffort, err := strava.NewSegmentEffortsService(client).Get(effortId).Do() 


Related objects: StreamSet, LocationStream, IntegerStream, DecimalStream, BooleanStream, Stream.
Related constants: StreamTypes.

// Activity Streams
// returns a StreamSet object
    Get(activityId, types).

// Segment Streams // returns a StreamSet object strava.NewSegmentStreamsService(client). Get(segmentId, types). Resolution(resolution). SeriesType(seriesType). Do()

// SegmentEffort Streams // returns a StreamSet object strava.NewSegmentEffortStreamsService(client). Get(effortId, types). Resolution(resolution). SeriesType(seriesType). Do()


Related objects: UploadDetailed, UploadSummary.
Related constants: FileDataTypes,

service := strava.NewUploadsService(client)

// returns a UploadDetailed object upload, err := service.Get(uploadId). Do()

// returns a UploadSummary object // gzips the payload if not already done so, // use .Get(uploadId) to check progress on the upload and eventually get the activity id upload, err := service.Create(FileDataType, "filename", io.Reader). ActivityType(ActivityTypes.Ride). Name("name"). Description("description"). Private(). Trainer(). ExternalId("id"). Do()

// typical ways to create an io.Reader in Go fileReader, err := os.Open("file.go") byteReader, err := bytes.NewReader(binarydata) stringReader := strings.NewReader("stringdata")


To test code using this package try the

. This will stub the JSON returned by the Strava API. You'll need to be familiar with raw JSON responses, so see the Documentation
client := strava.NewStubResponseClient(`[{"id": 1,"name": "Team Strava Cycling"}`, http.StatusOK)
clubs, err := strava.NewClubsService(client).Get(1000)

clubs[0].Id == 1

This will return the club provided when creating the client even though you actually wanted club 1000.

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