By Matt McGann

This is a map puzzle using the popular cycling (and running) social media app Strava. Strava means “strive” in Swedish, and one popular feature is the “Queen of the Mountain” and “King of the Mountain,” the fastest female and male, respectively, on each of its segments.

Each map shows a segment; segments can be found using the Segment Explorer. The maps show the segment’s beginning (green dot), end (checkered dot), and a particular location along the route (blue dot). Each blue dot appears at a mile marker. By indexing into the segment name with the mile number, you get a letter, spelling out the cluephrase IKEA WAY STOUGHTON. The segment overlapping with Ikea Way in Stoughton, Massachusetts is called BE OF GOOD CHEER.

Location Segment name Segment ID Mile marker Indexed letter
Amsterdam, Netherlands Ringvaart (Sloten>Halfweg) 1280081 2 I
Hong Kong HKPeakClimb 631238 2 K
El Paso, TX / Juárez, Mexico P. Negro - X 8392311 3 E
American Samoa Samoa Along The Coast Road 11431110 16 A
Utqiaġvik (Barrow), AK Pt Barrow to Barrow 7110306 8 W
Istanbul, Turkey Sarayburnu Sprint 6435760 2 A
Bangkok, Thailand Sky Lane 1 Lap 11065617 3 Y
Erie, PA Presque Isle TT 750826 4 S
Mount Rogers, VA Whitetop MTN full 3664453 4 T
Hampton Bays, NY Quogue to Hampton Diner 2231293 3 O
Minuteman Bike Trail, MA Minuteman: Arlington-Lexington (short) 755654 4 U
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Garcia - Leblon 7675624 1 G
Portland, OR Thompson FULL CLIMB from 25th ave. 6744281 2 H
Florida Keys Highway 1 Sprint 3791460 14 T
Dubai, UAE Down the Palm 3676274 2 O
Baghdad, Iraq Green Zone Baghdad 10449475 5 N