How many calories an hour does casual biking burn?

Via on May 28, 2009

bike now commuter

Via our friends over at Ideal Bite, some bicycle (click here for my Huffington Post article on Top 10 Commuter Bikes) basics:

  • Every gallon of gasoline we burn creates about 20 pounds of climate-change-causing CO2, making commuting by bike way eco-friendly.
  • Casual biking burns about 173 calories per hour.
  • A typical U.S. family spends nearly $8,000 per year operating a car, while a bike might cost $50 for an annual tune-up.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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2 Responses to “How many calories an hour does casual biking burn?”

  1. Love the illustration.

    When bicycling is not earth-friendly… a somewhat humorous story.
    http://icountformyearth.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/

  2. [...] non-car commuters have time to reflect, to be in the world without a shield. They feel the elements of the outside on [...]

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