Garmin Connect is down: will you lose your ride?

It has been reported that the outage is due to a ransomware attack - but this has not been confirmed

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Garmin Connect - the app which syncs rides and acts as a bridge between Garmin cycling computers and platforms like Strava - is suffering an outage, which began on Thursday evening.

It is being reported by ZDNet that the outage follows a ransomware attack. As far as we can see, this has not been confirmed and we've contacted Garmin for further information. However, with Garmin unable to receive emails, or accept calls, we can appreciate it might not be easy for employees to come back to us.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.