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 772 calories per hour Biking. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn Biking or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
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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.

Calories burned with Outdoor Activities (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 min. 30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
Biking 9 193 386 579 772
Cycling (electric) 2.8 60 120 180 240
Cycling in the city 4.8 103 206 309 411
Hiking Cross country 4.8 103 206 309 411
Horseback Riding 3.2 69 137 206 274
Riding an ebike 2.8 60 120 180 240
Woodchopping 4.8 103 206 309 411

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. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the time in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 pounds
MET value of Biking: 9
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Biking for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180 ) * 9 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 386 kcal

With 30 minutes of Biking you burn 386 kcal.