How Many Calories Do You Burn Riding A Bike?

There can be a lot of calories to be burned in bike riding. A leisure bike ride for one hour can burn as many as 300-500 calories depending on your level of fitness.

If you are overweight and not used to physical activity, it is important to ease into exercising. However, if you don’t jump in with both feet, you will never change. Bike riding is one of those sports that requires physical stamina and endurance. The more you weigh, the more calories are burned while performing.

If you are overweight, you may burn more calories than a person who is physically fit.  A leisure ride to an unfit person will burn more calories than someone who is in good shape.
One hour of bike riding burns a lot of calories.  When you add hills or an inclined grade to your bike ride, you can expect to burn even more.  Over 300 calories per hour can be burned in bike riding, and most of the time it may not even seem like work.

Bicycling is a sport that can be enjoyed by the entire family. You can ride alone, but many people find that doing it in groups provides better results.

There are even bike riding clubs and groups that get together weekly for rides.  What a great way to burn calories!

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