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How long is your biking "commute"
« on: March 18, 2015, 10:55:20 AM »
Hi guys!

Wanted to know how long it takes you to bike to work? Time and miles? You can do one way or round trip.  Thanks!!! 😀

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 11:20:17 AM »
A little over 11 miles each way with several hills and many traffic lights.  My fastest times are in the summer, usually just over 40 minutes.  My slowest time was in the winter, (60 kph headwind and blowing snow) took about an hour.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2015, 11:28:50 AM »
A little less than six miles each way. It usually takes about half an hour.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2015, 12:35:23 PM »
The short route for very cold or rushed days is 4K each way with an extremely steep short hill. Takes about 20 minutes on average each way. Stop lights!
The nice route on a bike path along a beautiful river is 8 km or 5 miles each way, also with the hill, and takes half an hour or so. The best days are the ones where there's time and good enough weather to add an extra 5, 10 or 20 km just for the joy of riding around outside on a bike.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 12:36:49 PM »
5 miles each way.

About 25 minutes pedaling, 18-20 on the ebike.  Depends on stoplights.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 12:37:47 PM »
8 miles each way. 30 min on the way in and 34 min on the way home due to elevation.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2015, 12:39:06 PM »
9 miles/way. 45 min there, 35 home. Stoplights, elevation.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 03:23:59 PM »
9 miles in the morning to where I catch the bus.  It's hilly and has a good gravel section and takes me about 45 minutes.  I'll frequently take longer routes home though.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 04:24:42 PM »
About 7.5 miles each way.  Takes 35 minutes.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2015, 05:35:28 PM »
20 km, typically about 45 minutes = 27 km/h (16.5 mph). Of course, that is quite variable, depending a lot on wind direction, temperature, other cyclists (if it's a nice day, there will actually be bike traffic), what bike I'm using, and how much I'm either trying not to sweat or not caring at all.

But, the best part is that my commute is practically non-stop: from door to door, over 95% of the trip is on separated paths along a river. No traffic lights.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2015, 05:42:37 PM »
4km.

I love it. It takes me longer to drive there in the car so running late pushes me to take the bike.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2015, 06:12:01 PM »
7.5km.

Usually takes me around 30 minutes. Traffic lights, etc.

Not bad considering it's 40-45min by tram.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 06:31:40 PM »
Hi guys!

Wanted to know how long it takes you to bike to work? Time and miles? You can do one way or round trip.  Thanks!!! 😀

25kms each way. Takes 1hr. Pretty much have to do round trip unless I want to sleep at work. ;)

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 08:34:34 PM »
9.3 miles each way, 32 min there, 37 home.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 08:40:31 PM »
9-11 miles, depending on season, weather, route and time of day. Average 38-40 mins for 9ish miles and 42-44 for 11ish miles (less traffic/fewer red lights on the longer route).

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2015, 09:03:00 PM »
8 miles, 40 minutes.  Lots of traffic lights, not very flat.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2015, 09:04:28 PM »
12.5 miles each way, about an hour and ten.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2015, 09:23:27 PM »
4.5 miles, 18-25 minutes depending on how I hit lights and car-traffic levels. Slightly longer in the afternoon due to more cars. Alternate commute is about 10 miles from my girlfriend's home, which takes about 40-45 minutes via street routes, 5 minutes more on the lakefront route, which is fast and really pleasant.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2015, 12:03:31 AM »
2.5 miles. 15-20 min each way depending on how slow I pedal. I cross over a bridge, I usually chill on the bridge for a few minutes.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2015, 05:08:46 AM »
4.5 miles, 25-30 min door to desk. Lots of stop signs and lights,  no bike path yet (one just got approval and funding but not started)

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2015, 05:13:49 AM »
12.5 miles each way (25 miles round trip.)

Takes about 50 mins (depending on weather, season & any headwind coming in over Rockies.)  So about 15 mph.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2015, 06:38:49 AM »
7.5 miles each way. About 40 minutes. Uphill in the morning, against the wind in the afternoon. ;)

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2015, 06:45:36 AM »
6.5 miles each way. Takes ~35 minutes. Lots of traffic lights in the middle.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2015, 06:51:12 AM »
My ride is very short because I take the bus most of the way (my job offers a sweet pre-tax bus pass discount).  I enjoy reading on the bus in the morning. I bike to the park and ride and bus from there.

0.7 miles (1.1 km) each way, 14 minutes round trip for the bike part.

If I did bike to work, it would be about 8.2 miles (13.1 km) each way, 45 minutes to and 50 minutes from. The bike route is also pretty dangerous and on back roads and I'm not sure I'm confident enough to tackle it.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2015, 07:00:10 AM »
I cycle about 10 km (6 miles) along the river each way.

It's a dedicated cycle path, but there are narrow bits, lots of pedestrians, and a few poorly-lit stretches -plus I am pretty slow-going- so it takes me about 45 minutes.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2015, 07:21:49 AM »
Another slow-coach... 7 miles, 50 mins. Quite flat (London, England) and lots of traffic lights. Moving to Manchester in the north in the next couple of weeks and it will drop to 1.8miles :)

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2015, 06:36:58 PM »
Probably about 2 miles & 10 minutes.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2015, 07:28:18 PM »
4.5 miles or so each way, takes around 30 minutes with all the traffic lights and a leisurely pace.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2015, 04:42:33 PM »
About 3.5 miles each way.  Takes me about 30 minutes, but I am new to bike commuting and there are a couple hills, along with traffic lights, etc.  All side roads or bike lanes though, which is nice.


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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2015, 05:36:05 PM »
7 miles each way, 35-45 minutes depending on traffic, weather, and how I'm feeling.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2015, 06:02:01 PM »
3 miles each way, takes 13 minutes each way.

I'm moving to make it an 11 mile commute, all downhill one way and all uphill the other. we'll see how that goes.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2015, 07:43:06 PM »
4.0 miles, 15-20 minutes depending on traffic lights.  It's relatively a very flat commute - sometimes I'll take the scenic route which adds just over a mile, two big hills and 10 extra minutes.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2015, 08:00:58 PM »
3.26 miles, and had my fastest time yet at 21 minutes, this morning.  I'm still a noob though, it was my 5th-ever bike commute.

To-work is a bit faster/easier than home-from-work, which takes about 24 minutes.  More uphills.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2015, 11:35:05 PM »
My commute is a short 4 miles.  The first 3/4 mile is through the city where I hit every red light, so it's not too speedy.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2015, 07:51:21 AM »
4.5 miles each way. Takes me about 20 minutes each way. Can't beat listening to the birds and nature every morning and evening to and from work.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2015, 12:14:13 PM »
5.5 miles in the city. 20 minutes to work, 25 minutes back (slight ascension). Beats driving on I-5 any day.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2015, 01:22:47 AM »
10km, 30 minutes or less each way.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2015, 04:31:58 AM »
About 3 miles and takes me about 1/2 an hour.  I'm a slow biker and also there are 2 hills.

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Re: How long is your biking "commute"
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2015, 08:28:44 AM »
11 miles - 35 mins in (more downhill), 45 mins to go home (more uphill). 

Generally ~5 mins of variability based on hitting more or less lights than average and if it is windy or not.