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Introducing Strava Local Legends on Zwift

on October 19, 2021


Zwifters, it’s time to become a legend.

In this competition, speed doesn’t matter. All you need to do to earn the title (plus the Local Legend icon and all the bragging rights that come with it) is show up and ride or run.


And again...

Beginning October 18, 2021, anyone who rides or runs selected Zwift segments and routes the most over a rolling 90-day period will be dubbed the Strava Local Legend. It doesn’t matter if you tear it up like a speed demon or simply keep it mellow - as long as you’re the most active Zwifter for 90 days in a row, you’ll earn that coveted profile badge on Strava.

If you want to stay in the spotlight, however, you’ll need to put in the work!

Efforts older than 90 days are dropped from the scoreboard. This means that there’s always a chance for someone new to claim the segment as their own. Anyone can be a legend.

To see who the current Local Legend is, go to the Strava segment details page and tap into “Most Efforts.” That person’s name and their number of efforts over the past 90 days will be listed there. Underneath, you’ll see how your total efforts compare, along with a leaderboard including people you follow. Just a heads up, you won’t be able to see Local Legend status within Zwift - only on Strava.

For more on the Local Legends feature and how it works, head on over to Strava’s support page about it.

Included Segments

At this point in time, we’re just testing this feature, so only a limited number of segments will have a Local Legend award. Here are the ones you can run or ride today:





New York



Makuri Islands





Connecting your Zwift account to Strava

To get your Zwift activities to appear on Strava automatically, you’ll need to connect your accounts. There are two ways to link them.

First, you can log into, click your profile picture, and head to “My Profile.” From there, go to “Settings,” then “Connections,” and finally “Connect to Strava.” Follow the prompts that pop up to authorize Strava.

Second, you can open the Zwift Companion app on your mobile device and tap the menu button (it will look like three dots on an iOS device or three horizontal lines on an Android device). From there, hit “Settings,” then “Connections.” Finally, tap the plus sign next to the Strava logo and follow the prompts.

Not a member of Strava yet? Click here to sign up, get in on the fun, and get ready to become a Local Legend!

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