Competitive Cyclist puts the brakes on Strava partnership

Online retailer will pause and reevaluate the pay-to-ride program

Competitive Cyclist's pay-to-ride program has been put on hold due to overwhelming demand

Just three weeks after its launch, online retailer Competitive Cyclist has put the brakes on its Strava partnership, stating that the program, which rewards cyclists with one US dollar in store credit for each hour spent riding, must be put on hold in order to restructure the program to address unexpectedly high demand.

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“When we came up with the idea to pay you a dollar an hour to ride your bike through our partnership with Strava, it was pure, it was simple and it represented everything we stand for. Apparently you liked it too, because you signed up by the tens of thousands and told everyone you knew. We had expectations and you blew them out of the water,” stated Competitive Cyclist in a press release issued on Monday.

Competitive Cyclist will stop issuing credits for hours spent riding Tuesday, April 21. The online retailer expects to roll out a revised plan on May 19.

Existing program members will retain credits they have earned thus far and can use them until they expire on May 31 at 11:59 MDT. 

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For more information visit: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/strava.