How far can I commute by bike?

How far can I commute by bike?
Distance
(One way)
Time
required
Capability Comment
2
miles
10
min
Great Let's start right now! Too short ride and you will surely feel like going more.
3
miles
20
min
Great The best distance. You will be able to go further after several rides. Your body will be well trained after several months.
6
miles
40
min
Good Perfect distance after you get used to bike to work. You may sweat in summer, but it is the most suitable distance to lose your weight.
9
miles
60
min
Good I recommend you to have a break on the way. After you have several rides for this distance, you will be able to go without any stops,
12
miles
80
min
OK Kind of limit distance. But you will save money at the most and your body will get slim greatly.
15
miles
100
min
Tough You maybe use your energy more for commute than for work. You should have partial bike ride while taking other transportation for the way left.
Above figurers are based on the case when you ride on a sporty bike (not on a grandee's bike) at average 9 miles/h. Actually, you may go at 12 to 15 miles/h and will take shorter time. Those figures include some extra time in consideration of busy traffics in rush hour.

Signal stops, another problem than the distance.

Don't worry about the distance any more

Let's have a trial ride on your commuting route before you actually start “bike to work". Have an idea how long you have to stop at signals.

Even when you commute for a short distance, you will spend longer time to cross main streets waiting for go signals.

But “bike to work" gives you flexibility. Detour and chose the best route with fewer signal stops, and you can save considerable time.
When you bike to work for 6 miles or around, you may arrive at your office earlier than taking a car.

 

Hills, another problem than the distance.

You may be worried about the hills rather than the distance. But it is a concern of people who ride on a grandee's bike.

A sporty bicycle has many speeds. Switch to slower speed and you can go hills easily without standing up on the pedals.

If you still are confident enough, choose The Electric Bicycle