# General Cycling Discussion - How many KM= How many miles

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Crazy Cyclist
04-08-03, 05:54 PM
for example, 1km = how many miles?
5 km = "
10 km = "
15 km = "

i need the distances up to 100 km, it doesn't have to be every 5 km like this. 10 km's at a time would be OK as well.

moabrider47
04-08-03, 05:59 PM
Check this out: conversions (http://http://www.carroll.k12.ia.us/activities/boystrack/1997/resrce97/ConvChart.html/) .

One mile is 1.6 kilometers. There are many more on this site also. You can figure out the rest by multiplying, or go to the site and get 1 through 30 kilometers converted to miles.

-Moab

EDIT: I can't get the link to work right. I just went to google and type in "km to miles conversion." It came up as the second or third choice.

MediaCreations
04-08-03, 06:00 PM
As a rough guide multiply miles by 1.6.

That means 1 mile is approximately 1.6 km.

Obviously, if you're going the other way, from kilometres to miles, just divide the kilometres by 1.6 to get the miles.

I'll let you do the maths from there.

AndrewP
04-08-03, 06:08 PM
Divide by 10 then multiply by 6 will get the result near enough. So 40 km = 24 miles.

Falchoon
04-08-03, 08:21 PM
1 km = 0.6213712 miles
5km = 3.106856 miles
10km = 6.213712 miles
15 km = 9.320568 miles
50km = 31.06856
100km = 62.13712 miles

gcos
04-09-03, 09:50 PM
I've always been able to multiply better than divide. Multiply km by .62 or .6214 to get miles.

10 km = 6.2 miles
100 km = 62.14 miles
etc.

davehorne
04-10-03, 01:56 AM
Here's one of many links for conversions ....

http://www.onlineconversion.com/

I always remember a 10k run as being 6.2 miles and just figure out the rest from that info (if I'm not near a computer).

CycleMagic
07-18-03, 06:59 PM
how happy I was to find this thread again! watching the TDF, they don't always do the conversion for us, so I'm constantly trying to figure out the miles left to go....

Viper
07-18-03, 07:11 PM
1 mile times 1.609 = 1 km

yikes
07-18-03, 08:04 PM
If you go to http://www.pokluda.cz/download.asp and download the 5th program down it is an excellent converter. It can convert work, pressure, length, weight, density, temperature, speed, angle, and a lot more! I love it!

07-18-03, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by Viper
1 mile times 1.609 = 1 km

Actually.......1 mile = 1.609 Km

georgeupstairs
07-19-03, 01:17 PM
One kilometer is almost exactly 5/8 mile. SO: miles > km: multiply by 8 then divide by 5. km>miles: multiply by 5 then divide by 8.

Dead easy with practice. I do it all the time when I'm driving in Europe. And I am famously innumerate.

Viper
07-19-03, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by George
Actually.......1 mile = 1.609 Km

Ah so true.