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How many miles on a bike = 1 running mile?

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For the Fall Frolic, they set the bike miles = 1/4 running miles. I guess it varies person to person though. For me, I'm a much better runner than I am a biker. Right now, 12 miles on the bike equates to about 4 miles running. I can run 15 miles, but cannot bike 60. Don't know if that helps you or not.
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I would say more about 3 to 1. consider the time it takes to cover the distances on both. For example I can do 15-20 miles in 45 minutes but only run just over 5 at the same time
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A few schools of thought on this of course :)

You can go strickly by time to get a ratio. Since running tends to beat you up more then cycling, I go 4 to 1. Even though my time ratio is much closer to 3 to 1. It seems to match level of effort better for me.

An other thing you may want to check out is a calorie counter if you want to tranlate an hour run into an equivilant hour on the bike.
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I think what Bob mentions there about the calorie counter is the way to go. For me, it calcs out to a 4:1 ratio and has for a long time. In most running/bicycling circles and other times this kind of question has come up, 4:1 is what I've seen mostly given.
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Would 20 minutes of road cycling be the same as 20 minutes of trainer cycling? My trainer rides are always faster than my road rides
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Achey = I a firm believer in the 4:1 ratio. Maybe 5:1 if you lived in FL and there weren't any hills.
Personally, if I work at it, I think riding the trainer is tougher than riding outside.
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