How many calories are burned by Biking?

Burning calories with Biking
Someone weighing 180 Pounds burns approximately 408 calories per hour by Biking. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with 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.

Speed / weight  60 kg / 130 lbs 75 kg / 165 lbs 90 kg / 200 lbs
14 mph 298 kcals 378 kcals 458 kcals
16 mph 391 kcals 496 kcals 601 kcals
18 mph 484 kcals 614 kcals 745 kcals
20 mph 577 kcals 732 kcals 888 kcals
22 mph 620 kcals  787 kcals 955 kcals

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 for an idea of how many calories you burn by Biking, depending on your weight and duration of exercise.

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with Biking?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Biking. The MET value of Biking = 4,8 . 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 : 4,8
Time : 30 minutes

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

(175/2.2) * 4,8 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 204 kcal

With 30 minutes of Biking you burn 204 kcal

Table Calories Burned - Biking

Use the below table to quickly find out how many calories are burned by 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) with Biking
Minutes 140 lbs 180 lbs 220 lbs
15 Min. 79  102  126 
30 Min. 159  204  252 
45 Min. 238  306  378 
60 Min. 318  408  504 
90 Min. 476  612  756 

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