How do I connect Klipfolio and Strava?

You can set up a connection between Klipfolio and your Strava data to display your fitness metrics on a dashboard.

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What options do I have for visualizing my Strava data?

Create data visualizations based on pre-built options or build your own. The choice is yours!

Pre-built by Klipfolio

Take advantage of our pre-built data sources to gather the data most meaningful to you.

  • Strava pre-built data sources: Data sources provide the foundation for Klip building, so we suggest you create a data source as a first step (before building Klips and adding them to your dashboard). Our pre-built data sources focus on the most sought-after Strava data and are found on the Service Connectors page, available from this link or from your list of data sources. When you select a service connector from this page, the data source for that service is automatically added.

Custom-built by you

Taking the time to learn how to create your own data sources and Klips unlocks your data and enables you to control, manipulate, and transform it, leading you to unprecedented insights into your business.

  • Custom data sources: When you create a custom data source, you can either use the pre-built data source as a starting point from which to write your own query or you can write your own queries from the ground up and build a data source from scratch. You create custom-built data sources in the Service Connectors page, accessible from this link or from your list of data sources.

  • Custom Klips: Using our Klip Editor, you can construct and manipulate your data, including integrating multiple data sources, to produce unique, custom-built data visualizations. You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard.

Regardless of whether you choose pre-built, custom-built, or a combination of both, before you can start building Klips and dashboards you need to connect to Strava data in Klipfolio.

How do I connect to Strava data in Klipfolio?

When you connect your Strava data to Klipfolio, you will be prompted to connect your Strava account by entering your username and password.

Doing so will create a token that enables Klipfolio to securely access your Strava account. Your token looks like George@Strava. You can use and reuse the same token every time you connect to Strava.

Note: You manage your connections (tokens) to Strava in Klipfolio under Connected Accounts in the Account section.

How do I add a Strava pre-built data source?

Some pre-built data sources prompt you to choose items from drop-down lists. For example, in Strava you may be asked to select an Athlete from a drop-down list before continuing to the next step.

To add a Strava pre-built data source:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose Strava from the list.
  2. Select a pre-built data source from the left section of the Pick a Data Request page.
  3. If this is your first time connecting to Strava:
    • Click Connect an Account. Enter your Strava login credentials and click Next. If prompted, click Allow Access to enable Klipfolio to securely access your Strava data. Click Next Step.
  4. If you have connected with Strava before:
    • Select an existing connection (token) from the drop-down list and click Next Step.
  5. On the Configure Data Source page, if applicable, select an Athlete from the drop-down list.
  6. Click Submit or, if you want to modify the pre-built data request, you may click Switch to Custom settings where the option is available.

If you clicked Switch to Custom settings:

  1. On the Configure Data Source page, modify the Query URL to get the data you want. You can use the existing information in the Query URL text box as a base. It was auto-filled based on the pre-built data source you selected on the Pick a Data Request page.
  2. Click Submit.

How do I create a Strava custom-built data source?

To create a Strava custom-built data source:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose Strava from the list.
  2. On the Pick a Data Request page, click Create a custom Strava data source.
  3. If this is your first time connecting to Strava :
    • Click Connect an Account. Enter your Strava login credentials and click Next. If prompted, click Allow Access to enable Klipfolio to securely access your Strava data. Click Next Step.
  4. If you have connected with Strava before:
    • Select an existing connection (token) from the drop-down list and click Next Step.
  5. On the Configure Data Source page, edit the Query URL to return the data you need. Refer to the Strava API documentation for details.
  6. Click Submit.

If you want to edit a data source that you already created, check out How to edit or reconfigure a data source, and get step-by-step instructions.

How do I create a Strava data source from scratch?

You can choose to build a data source from scratch. Klipfolio connects to hundreds of services in the cloud that have a REST API. If you take the time to learn your service’s API to create queries for the data you want, your possibilities are endless. Here’s a quick overview video on APIs and Klipfolio:

  Klipfolio API's 101

If you need assistance using APIs, enlist a data analyst or developer.

Refer to the Strava API documentation to discover more data requests.

When you are happy with your query, click Submit, and then save and name your new data source. You're now ready to use it to build a Strava Klip.

See the reference table below for API related information and sample queries.

API Documentation Strava API documentation

Authentication Method

OAuth Token Authentication
Response Format JSON

API Limits and Notes

The default rate limit allows 600 requests every 15 minutes, with up to 30,000 requests per day.

Date Format

Example date format:

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MI:SS
Sample Queries

Activities:

https://www.strava.com/api/v3/athlete/activities?per_page=200

Workout Totals:

https://www.strava.com/api/v3/athletes//stats

How do I create a Strava custom Klip?

You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard. You choose a data visualization format, for example, a pie chart, gauge, or table, and decide whether you want to use an existing data source or create a new one. In the Klip Editor, there are limitless opportunities to modify, relate, and display your data. See the following related articles for more information and get building!

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