Posted by: rhw
Looks like Trailforks just did a Strava.... Going forward, a paid subscription will be required to access trail info outside your home area.
this is only for the app, the website portal will remain free to use. I find the website much better for checking out new riding areas and possible routes, it's not so great to do that in the app on a tiny phone screen.
Personally I think 18 bucks per year is very fair for the platform that they provide. It costs money to maintain servers and people to do the work. With the explosion in user numbers and trails and all of the newer funtionality, it was a matter of time before their small crew of a few developers wasn't going to be big enough.
I wish it could remain free forever, but that's just not reality.
Edit: hmmmm, not sure why my profile suddenly shows just one post... oh well