Earn your Strava name with three clicks

Portland agency taps into Strava API for ride-based nicknames

Are you an Eddy Merckx or a Wiggo? Me, I’m a Winnebago.

Portland agency The Program just launched a funny little site called Earn Your Name, which gives you a nickname based on your Strava activities. 

 Along with your nickname and basic ride stats, Earn Your Name generates a digital poster for you.  

It’s free and it takes just three clicks: one to the site earnyour.name, one to sync Strava and one to authorize Earn Your Name to use your Strava info. 

 I took the click bait and did it. My name? Winnebago. Ouch. 

 Your results may vary.  

A couple of clicks and your internet legacy is created
A couple of clicks and your internet legacy is created

The site has a couple of short videos — including one of a dude sprinting across the salt flats of Utah on a road bike — as well as scenic background videos. 

“Our goal was to create a digitally compelling visual experience from data cyclists already have and use and film,” said Ethan Smith Gillespie, president of The Program, which created Earn Your Name. 

Check it out at earnyour.name

A Winnebago? Ouch. Well, I guess that's better than a Pinto
A Winnebago? Ouch. Well, I guess that's better than a Pinto

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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