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Comparing stationary cycling to real-world cycling is pointless in terms of distances. IRL you might have headwind, tailwind, a hill to climb or descend from and lots of other things that'd affect the distance covered. 5 minute is 5 minutes, that's about it. Besides, the speed of a bike ride can be anything between 5-35 MPH. Assuming an easily reachable 12 MPH 5 minutes of riding would see you covering one mile, but the result could well be entirely different. And while 5 minutes is indeed better than nothing it's way too short to have any significant health/weight benefits by itself.

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Looking at the pure maths - 1 mile at 5 MPH will take you 1/5 h = 12 minutes. But talking about riding speeds and riding distances on a stationary bike is rather pointless because the bike isn't going anywhere, at any speed. This sounds like a trick question.

That comparison is totally pointless, as the riding speed IRL is entirely dependent on the circumstances. Uphill/downhill, headwind/tailwind, terrain/road etc etc...

Making an incredibly arbitrary assumption there are plenty of riders who can do 20 MPH, so riding 1 mile would take 3 minutes for a reasonably fit rider, on a road, under fairly benign conditions.

Q: How long would it take to ride a mile at 5 mph on a stationary bike?

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Because if it were not, it would not be a mile!

Well there are different lengths.A Sprint triathlon generally has 500 yd swim, 12 mile bike, and 5k run.An Olympic triathlon is 1500 m swim, 40 km bike, and 10k runA Half Ironman is 1.2 mi swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile runAn IRONMAN is 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a marathon (26.2 miles)

a machine is anything that is used to make life easier. if you could bike a mile or walk a mile the bike would be easier and faster. so yes it is a machine

Entirely pointless question as there aren't any steps in bike riding, and a stationary bike doesn't go anywhere. But making some rough comparisons to real life riding a 20 mile ride under average conditions can be anywhere between 45 minutes and one hour 20 minutes, depending on the rider, bike and course. A well accepted recommendation states that the cranks should turn at a rate of 80-100 turns/minute, which gives you around 6000 turns for the ride.

Riding a bike because your legs are doing more work then running.

It takes 21 minutes to swim a mile It takes 7 hours to bike 25 miles It takes 3 hors to run 6.2 miles

One mile is equal to 5,280 feet, so yes I would say it is long.

erm 1 mile ?

Yes, there are half mile markers

I presume you mean how long will it take for a 12 miles bike ride. It depends on how fast you can bike, if it's uphill or downhill. The average is between 8-13 mph for most people to bike on a 10-speed on the whole. By that measurement, it could take 50-90 minutes or so on the average.