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Old 04-Jun-07, 04:23 PM   #1
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How many miles riding bike to equal walking?


In burning calories, how many miles would I have to ride my bicycle to equal the amount of calories burned in walking 1 mile?
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Old 04-Jun-07, 04:31 PM   #2
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Assuming you walk at 5 mph, one mile would take 12 minutes which would be roughly 131 calories burned.

Assuming your crusing speed on a bicylce is 14 mph, in the same 12 minutes you would burn roughly 208.

These are just estimates though.
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Old 04-Jun-07, 04:38 PM   #3
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Assuming you walk at 5 mph, one mile would take 12 minutes which would be roughly 131 calories burned.

Assuming your crusing speed on a bicylce is 14 mph, in the same 12 minutes you would burn roughly 208.

These are just estimates though.
So Im looking at
11cals burned for every minute I walk compared to 17.3cals burned for every minute I ride.
How can I figure a better estimate? I KNOW Ive seen calculators for this stuff before
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Old 04-Jun-07, 04:43 PM   #4
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I think it's going to depend on how fast you're going and what kind of headwind or tailwind you're dealing with.
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Old 04-Jun-07, 04:53 PM   #5
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I think it's going to depend on how fast you're going and what kind of headwind or tailwind you're dealing with.
Well basically just figure normal bike riding, no fast pedaling it and Ill just be going around my neighborhood, so winds arent gonna be too fast at all in either direction.
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Old 04-Jun-07, 05:12 PM   #6
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I dont know what brand bike I have but I got it from my dad when I helped him move. Ill post it up tomorrow what bike it is. It defintely looks like a road/mountain bike
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Old 04-Jun-07, 06:27 PM   #7
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You mean something like this
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Old 05-Jun-07, 09:32 AM   #8
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i wish i burned 131 calories for every mile i walked! The last time i wore my HR monitor it said 20 calories for a mile walked i think.

It is hard to compare the two as there is a lot of possibility for variation : if you are walking 'fast' it burns 300 per hour, if you are cycling 'slow' it burns 300 per hour. But who decides what fast and slow is? I suggest you get a HR monitor, you input your height,age and weight and it determines your caloric expenditure based on these factors, and using your HR.

As a very loose guideline, i would say if you are exercising a good level of intensity as you walk/cycle, that one hour of walking and one half hour of cycling might be about equal.

i don't think there are many people who walk at 5mph or cycle at 5mph.
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Old 05-Jun-07, 09:48 AM   #9
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if you are comparing biking on a straight level path and running around a track, then i'v heard the ratio is 10 miles on bike to 1 mile running.
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Old 08-Jul-13, 12:59 PM   #10
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Assuming you walk at 5 mph, one mile would take 12 minutes which would be roughly 131 calories burned.

Assuming your crusing speed on a bicylce is 14 mph, in the same 12 minutes you would burn roughly 208.

These are just estimates though.
F.Y.I. I walk 2.25 miles 5 days a week, which takes about 35 minutes. According to my pedometer, which is a very good one, that equals 4330 steps and burns 321 calories. I'm 65 years old and certainly not a fitness guru, I just ant to stay in shape.
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