Climb 1,860 meters in celebration of our sport’s legendary battleground.
Challenge Ended: July 26, 2015
There are climbs, and then there is Alpe d’Huez. No other hill is as storied and rich with cycling history. Those 21 switchbacks are on every cyclist’s bucket list – especially this time of year.
So celebrate this incredible climb the best way you can: Get on your bike and climb its total height, 1,860 meters. Take it on all at once like the pros or cumulatively over this 10-day period – it’s up to you.
Challenge finishers will be able to purchase a limited-edition jersey to commemorate their ride. Get through all 1,860 meters and you’ll also receive a digital finisher’s badge for your Strava profile.
Complete the Challenge and you will unlock the ability to purchase a limited edition Strava Climbing Challenge Jersey.
The 2015 Strava Challenge jersey features a sweatproof zippered pocket for your mobile device, reflective tabs to ensure visibility, and textured stretch fabric on the sleeves and side panels for improved aerodynamics.
The purchasing window will close 5 days after the Challenge ends. The expected delivery time is 6 weeks.
Athletes who complete this Challenge will receive a Strava Climbing Challenge digital finishers badge in their Trophy Case.
The Challenge starts and ends based on each athlete's local time zone.
Manual entries, trainer rides, or rides marked private will not count towards your Challenge effort.
All activities logged during the Challenge period must be uploaded to Strava no later than three days after the Challenge ends.
Ride hard and be safe. Use common sense when it comes to traffic, weather, or other conditions while taking part in this Challenge. Remember to take care of your hydration and nutrition needs when you’re out on the road.