What Is the Length of Time Needed to Cycle 5 Miles?


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It takes less than 30 minutes to ride a bike 5 miles at a leisurely pace in an urban area. Riding a bike faster can take less time.

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Riding a bike to work can actually take less time compared to driving. When time is calculated for parking the vehicle, waiting at traffic lights and morning traffic congestion, biking is much faster especially if it is done at a fast rate.

The U.S. census data in 2011 shows that American spend more than 25 minutes to go to work each day. It takes twice as long in cities like Atlanta and New York, which are populous.

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