API wrapper for Strava's v3 API, in Node
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strava-v3: Simple Node wrapper for Strava's v3 API

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Supports API functionality for all API endpoints from oauth to uploads:

  • oauth
  • athlete
  • athletes
  • activities
  • clubs
  • gear
  • running_races
  • routes
  • segments
  • segment_efforts
  • streams
  • uploads


npm install strava-v3

Quick start

  • Create an application at strava.com/settings/api and make note of your access_token
  • from the root of your node application: $ npm install strava-v3
  • $ mkdir data
  • $ cp node_modules/strava-v3/strava_config data/strava_config
  • Open data/strava_config in your favorite text editor and supply your applications access_token to the access_token field
  • Use it!
var strava = require('strava-v3');
strava.athlete.get({},function(err,payload,limits) {
    if(!err) {
    else {



Config and Environment Variables

The template strava_config file can be found at the modules root directory and has the following structure

    "access_token"    :"Your apps access token (Required for Quickstart)"
    , "client_id"     :"Your apps Client ID (Required for oauth)"
    , "client_secret" :"Your apps Client Secret (Required for oauth)"
    , "redirect_uri"  :"Your apps Authorization Redirection URI (Required for oauth)"

You may alternatively supply the values via environment variables named following the convention STRAVA_<keyName>, so

  • STRAVA_ACCESS_TOKEN = access_token
  • STRAVA_CLIENT_ID = client_id
  • STRAVA_CLIENT_SECRET = client_secret
  • STRAVA_REDIRECT_URI = redirect_uri


API access is designed to be as closely similar in layout as possible to Strava's own architecture, with the general call definition being

var strava = require('strava-v3')
strava.<api endpoint>.<api endpoint option>(args,callback)

Example usage:

var strava = require('strava-v3');
strava.athletes.get({id:12345},function(err,payload,limits) {
    //do something with your payload, track rate limits

Overriding the default access_token

You'll probably want to do this with every call once your app is in production, using an access_token specific to a validated user allows for detailed athlete information, as well as the option for additional PUT/POST/DELETE privileges.

Just add the property 'access_token':'your access_token' to the args parameter of your call, the wrapper will use the provided access_token instead of the default in data/strava_config.

Example usage:

var strava = require('strava-v3');
strava.athlete.get({'access_token':'abcde'},function(err,payload,limits) {
    //do something with your payload, track rate limits

Dealing with pagination

For those API calls that support pagination, you can control both the page being retrieved and the number of responses to return per_page by adding the corresponding properties to args.

Example usage:

var strava = require('strava-v3');
    , 'per_page':2
},function(err,payload,limits) {
    //do something with your payload, track rate limits

Uploading files

To upload a file you'll have to pass in the data_type as specified in Strava's API reference as well as a string file designating the <filepath>/<filename>. If you want to get updates on the status of your upload pass in statusCallback along with the rest of your args - the wrapper will check on the upload once a second until complete.

Example usage:

var strava = require('strava-v3');
    , 'file': 'data/your_file.gpx'
    , 'name': 'Epic times'
    , 'statusCallback': function(err,payload) {
        //do something with your payload
},function(err,payload,limits) {
    //do something with your payload, track rate limits

Rate limits

According to Strava's API each response contains information about rate limits. For more details see: Rate Limiting

Returns null if X-Ratelimit-Limit or X-RateLimit-Usage headers are not provided

var strava = require('strava-v3');
strava.athlete.get({'access_token':'abcde'},function(err,payload,limits) {
    //do something with your payload, track rate limits
       shortTermUsage: 3,
       shortTermLimit: 600,
       longTermUsage: 12,
       longTermLimit: 30000

Supported API Endpoints


  • strava.oauth.getRequestAccessURL(args)
  • strava.oauth.getToken(code,done)
  • strava.oauth.deauthorize(args,done)


  • strava.athlete.get(args,done)
  • strava.athlete.update(args,done)
  • strava.athlete.listFriends(args,done)
  • strava.athlete.listFollowers(args,done)
  • strava.athlete.listActivities(args,done)
  • strava.athlete.listRoutes(args,done)
  • strava.athlete.listClubs(args,done)
  • strava.athlete.listZones(args,done)


  • strava.athletes.get(args,done)
  • strava.athletes.listFriends(args,done)
  • strava.athletes.listFollowers(args,done)
  • strava.athletes.stats(args,done)
  • strava.athletes.listKoms(args,done)
  • strava.athletes.stats(args,done)


  • strava.activities.get(args,done)
  • strava.activities.create(args,done)
  • strava.activities.update(args,done)
  • strava.activities.delete(args,done)
  • strava.activities.listFriends(args,done)
  • strava.activities.listZones(args,done)
  • strava.activities.listLaps(args,done)
  • strava.activities.listComments(args,done)
  • strava.activities.listKudos(args,done)
  • strava.activities.listPhotos(args,done)
  • strava.activities.listRelated(args,done)


  • strava.clubs.get(args,done)
  • strava.clubs.listMembers(args,done)
  • strava.clubs.listActivities(args,done)
  • strava.clubs.listAnnouncements(args,done)
  • strava.clubs.listEvents(args,done)
  • strava.clubs.listAdmins(args,done)
  • strava.clubs.joinClub(args,done)
  • strava.clubs.leaveClub(args,done)


  • strava.gear.get(args,done)

Running Races:

  • strava.runningRaces.get(args,done)
  • strava.runningRaces.listRaces(args,done)


  • strava.routes.get(args,done)


  • strava.segments.get(args,done)
  • strava.segments.listStarred(args,done)
  • strava.segments.listEfforts(args,done)
  • strava.segments.listLeaderboard(args,done)
  • strava.segments.explore(args,done)

Segment Efforts:

  • strava.segmentEfforts.get(args,done)


  • strava.streams.activity(args,done)
  • strava.streams.effort(args,done)
  • strava.streams.segment(args,done)


  • strava.uploads.post(args,done)


This package includes a full test suite runnable via grunt jshint simplemocha or npm test, and will both delint and run shallow tests on API endpoints.

Running the tests

You'll first need to supply data/strava_config with an access_token that has both private read and write permissions:

  • Make sure you've filled out all the fields in data/strava_config.
  • Use strava.oauth.getRequestAccessURL({scope:"view_private,write"}) to generate the request url and query it via your browser.
  • Strava will prompt you (the user) to allow access, say yes and you'll be sent to your Authorization Redirection URI - the parameter code will be included in the redirection url.
  • Exchange the code for a new access_token:
strava.oauth.getToken(code,function(err,payload,limits) {
  • You're done! Paste the new access_token to data/strava_config and go run some tests:

grunt jshint simplemocha or npm test.

How the tests work

Using the provided access_token tests will access each endpoint individually:

  • (For all GET endpoints) checks to ensure the correct type has been returned from the Strava.
  • (For PUT in athlete.update) changes some athlete properties, then changes them back.
  • (For POST/PUT/DELETE in activities.create/update/delete) first creates an activity, runs some operations on it, then deletes it.