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Create a workflow to Create Activity with the Strava API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Create Activity action
    1. Connect your Strava account
    2. Configure The name of the activity
    3. Configure Type of activity
    4. Configure Start date of activity
    5. Configure Elapsed time
    6. Optional- Configure Description of the activity
    7. Optional- Configure Distance
    8. Optional- Configure Trainer
    9. Optional- Configure Commute
    10. Optional- Configure Hide from home
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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Create Activity on Strava
Description:Creates a manual activity for an athlete. [See the docs](https://developers.strava.com/docs/reference/#api-Activities-createActivity)


import strava from "../../strava.app.mjs";

export default {
  name: "Create Activity",
  description: "Creates a manual activity for an athlete. [See the docs](https://developers.strava.com/docs/reference/#api-Activities-createActivity)",
  key: "strava-create-activity",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    name: {
      type: "string",
      label: "The name of the activity",
      description: "The name of the activity",
    type: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Type of activity",
      description: "Type of activity. For example - Run, Ride etc.",
    start_date_local: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Start date of activity",
      description: "ISO 8601 formatted date time without milliseconds e.g. `2013-10-20T19:20:30+01:00`",
    elapsed_time: {
      type: "integer",
      label: "Elapsed time",
      description: "Elapsed time in seconds",
    description: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Description of the activity",
      description: "Description of the activity",
      optional: true,
    distance: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Distance",
      description: "Must be a float `e.g. 4.3`",
      optional: true,
    trainer: {
      type: "integer",
      label: "Trainer",
      description: "Set to 1 to mark as a trainer activity",
      optional: true,
    commute: {
      type: "integer",
      label: "Commute",
      description: "Set to 1 to mark as commute",
      optional: true,
    hide_from_home: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Hide from home",
      description: "Set to true to mute activity",
      optional: true,
  async run({ $ }) {
    //RegExp to check if ISO date string without milliseconds.
    const isoDateRegexp = /^(\d{4})-(\d{2})-(\d{2})T(\d{2}):(\d{2}):(\d{2})(([+-](\d{2}):(\d{2})|Z))$/;
    if (this.distance && isNaN(parseFloat(this.distance))) {
      throw new Error("Please provide a float for `Distance`");
    if (!isoDateRegexp.test(this.start_date_local)) {
      throw new Error("Please provide `Start date of activity` in required format");
    const resp = await this.strava.createNewActivity({
      data: {
        name: this.name,
        type: this.type,
        start_date_local: this.start_date_local,
        elapsed_time: this.elapsed_time,
        description: this.description,
        distance: this.distance,
        trainer: this.trainer,
        commute: this.commute,
        hide_from_home: this.hide_from_home,
    $.export("$summary", "Successfully added activity");
    return resp;


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
StravastravaappThis component uses the Strava app.
The name of the activitynamestring

The name of the activity

Type of activitytypestring

Type of activity. For example - Run, Ride etc.

Start date of activitystart_date_localstring

ISO 8601 formatted date time without milliseconds e.g. 2013-10-20T19:20:30+01:00

Elapsed timeelapsed_timeinteger

Elapsed time in seconds

Description of the activitydescriptionstring

Description of the activity


Must be a float e.g. 4.3


Set to 1 to mark as a trainer activity


Set to 1 to mark as commute

Hide from homehide_from_homeboolean

Set to true to mute activity


Strava uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Strava account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Strava and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Strava API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:


About Strava

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