How many calories do you burn Biking?

A person with a body weight of 160 pounds cycling at average pace of 12 mph will burn approximately 46 calories per mile and 550 calories every hour.

Someone weighing 180 Pounds burns approximately 765 calories per hour Biking. Use the Calculator below to see how many calories you burn Biking or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.



Biking Calorie Calculator

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Riding your bike is a very healthy way to travel from A to B, allowing you to burn a high number of calories. The actual number of calories burned depends on various factors including weight, trip duration, road conditions, weather, speed and the kind of bike you’re using.

If you're cycling on a standard bike on a flat road without much resistance, there’s a simple rule: the higher your speed, the more calories you’re likely to burn. University research has revealed that a person weighing 165 pounds cycling at a moderate speed of 14 miles per hour will burn 401 calories in 60 minutes. A pace of 14 mph has been used in the calculation above.

For an indication of how many calories you burn per hour on a flat road at a certain pace, use the table below. Alternatively, click on the pace you would like to calculate. The exact numbers may vary from one person to another, because our bodies are all different.

Calories burned per hour with cycling
  140 lbs 160 lbs 180 lbs
10 mph 414 473 533
12 mph 481 550 619
14 mph 601 687 773
16 mph 735 840 945
18 mph 855 977 1100
20 mph 1002 1145 1289
22 mph 1096 1252 1409

Find more infomation about how many calories you burn when cycling.

Calculate your own calorie usage above or use the table at the bottom of the page to see how many calories you burn Biking, depending on your weight and duration of exercise.

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned Biking?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Biking. The MET value of Biking = 9 . We multiply the MET value with the person's body weight in kilogram. Thereafter we multiply this with 0.0175 and the time in minutes.

How many calories do you burn in 30 minutes Biking?

A person weighs : 175 pounds
Excercise : Biking
MET value of Biking : 9
Time : 30 minutes

The calorie calculation for Biking for 30 minutes is as follows:

(175/2.2) * 9 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 383 kcal

With 30 minutes of Biking you burn 383 kcal

Table Calories Burned - Biking

Use the below table to quickly find out how many calories are burned Biking when you are a certain weight and exercise for a certain length of time. For a precise calculation, enter the required information further up the page.

Burning Calories (kcals) - Biking
Minutes 140 lbs 180 lbs 220 lbs
15 Min. 149  191  236 
30 Min. 298  383  473 
45 Min. 447  574  709 
60 Min. 595  765  945 
90 Min. 893  1148  1418 

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