Does riding burn calories?

# Thread: Does riding burn calories?

1. ## Does riding burn calories?

I kinda count calories of what I eat and exercises I do that burn calories. I went for a 600km ride today (Merritt loop), so I'm just wondering if that counts for some burnt calories?

Does anyone know how many calories you burn in an hour of riding (on the highway)?

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3. Originally Posted by tackle_me_2
I kinda count calories of what I eat and exercises I do that burn calories. I went for a 600km ride today (Merritt loop), so I'm just wondering if that counts for some burnt calories?

Does anyone know how many calories you burn in an hour of riding (on the highway)?

try this calculator
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/calories.htm

4. I burn 95 calories/hr sleeping!

LOL

5. i dont know , but i do loose about 5lbs every rydn season , but it might just be i skipping alot of snack time when busy rydn..

6. any physical exeresion will use calories. riding a bike requires a certain amount of energy for every move so its definately gonna burn some. i'd guestimate a calorie or 2 a kilometer!! maybe more depending on how hard your riding.

7. Definitely yes...Again, how much depends on how hard you are riding and how much you weigh

8. I gain weight every riding season because I wind up eating shitty foods at meal stops and skipping workouts to go on rides.

9. You lazy bastard!

10. Originally Posted by beanz
This is pretty cool!

If this is accurate, I put in 8 hours of riding, amounting to 1267 calories burnt! I should definitely ride more!

11. Originally Posted by Purplekawi
any physical exeresion will use calories. riding a bike requires a certain amount of energy for every move so its definately gonna burn some. i'd guestimate a calorie or 2 a kilometer!! maybe more depending on how hard your riding.
Yeah, according to beanz's calculator, it's about 2 calories per kilometer. 1267 calories divided by 617 km =2.05 calories/km.

I'm sure highway riding burns more than country road slow pace riding. I felt like I was going to be blown off the highway by wind half the time yesterday, I had to really hang on tight!

12. That is pretty cool, in my commute to work on the bike every day, I burn 330 calories!!

13. i honestly don't think you'll burn any calories while riding. yer not doing much.

14. Originally Posted by sushigrl
i honestly don't think you'll burn any calories while riding. yer not doing much.
If you're just cruising you might not burn much. If you are "attacking" a road, you should be burning a decent amount.

And now that I think about it, I think I am burning a decent amount of calories sitting in the sun, stuck in traffic with my bike over 100 degrees, in full leathers...

15. Originally Posted by miraclejoe
I think I am burning a decent amount of calories sitting in the sun, stuck in traffic with my bike over 100 degrees, in full leathers...
ya but that's not cuz you're riding. your're sweating in the heat - kinda like in the sauna or steam room

16. Originally Posted by sushigrl
i honestly don't think you'll burn any calories while riding. yer not doing much.
maybe your not but the rest of us are. if sleeping burns calories then riding definately does.

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