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Powered by Strava, the 2011 KOM Challenge was a climbing competition that was designed to be fun and highly rewarding. Over 8000 riders worldwide particpated, ranking up millions of feet (meters) of altitude (and attitude) over the 12 months. This individual, team and bike shop competition was brought to you by Studio Velo Cycling.

Monday, December 26, 2011

KOM Challenge Commemorative Badges

As the 2011 Studio Velo / Strava KOM Challenge draws to a close this final week we'll be touching on some of the incredible stats and accomplishments KOM riders have consistently put up over the past 51 weeks.

studio velo 2011 KOM Challenge Badge
Impressive (and in some instances truly amazing) numbers have been tallied from riders the world over and it has fostered a unique online, competitive arena. Well deserved kudos go to the guys at Studio Velo for developing the concept and many more to Strava for having the crazy, cool technology that enabled us all to enjoy it. But most importantly, the competition wouldn't have been possible (or interesting) without the riders, clubs and shops that participated. We'd also like to thank our KOM Challenge prize sponsors for the killer swag: Capo, Lezyne, Independent Fabrication, Rudy Projects, Strava and Studio Velo.

As a way to remember what everyone has accomplished, Studio Velo has created a number of Commemorative Badge to honor each of the over 7500 plus riders that took up the challenge. This complimentary 3.5 inch patch is available to every rider who took the time and effort to ride for whatever goal they had set for themselves. To get you free badge go to the Studio Velo website KOM badge page and enter your contact info.


  1. Looks great. I would love a badge to celebrate my 140k metres for the year. However, I am in Australia and your form insists on a state or province. The Not applicable option doesn't work.

  2. OK. The entry form on the main page seems to work now. It might just be the pop-up box if you fail on your first attempt that has issues.

  3. Thanks for organizing and sponsoring this competition Studio Velo! It has helped motivate me to push hard in my training and have my best year of racing and riding ever. Thanks!!!

  4. Is there going to be a KOM Challenge for 2012? Strava just doesn't feel the same without it...