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    How many miles do you think an average kids cycles annually?

    Let's say between the ages of 8 and 12.

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    over 9000

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    Why do you ask?

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    An American kid? Well under a dozen.

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    One million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uke View Post
    An American kid? Well under a dozen.
    Bingo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Letroper View Post
    Let's say between the ages of 8 and 12.
    How many miles do you think the average kid (or ...think average kids) cycles annually?

    When I was that old I was on the bike all day, many days just in the neighborhood (3 square miles) and some days out and about(15 miles maybe a few more) so I would say that I easily rode a thousand miles a year. Could be more but I am being conservative.
    Hills? What hills? I haven't noticed any...

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    The AVERAGE is probably scarily close to 0.

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    my nephew and i ride between 12 and 15 every saturday on the mup. he's seven. he rides hours before we head out then when we get back he's right back out the door riding around the block for hours. the kid is unstoppable, i'm sure when he gets older i'll be getting dropped alot lol!

    i just told my sister she's getting a new bike (i'm paying for it) and she's going to start riding with us " and ur gonna like it" hahaha

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    as a kid that age I probably rode my x-mart bike 3-4 days a week maybe 2/3 of the year.

    I probably rode maybe 1/2 mile on those days.

    I would say a liberal estimate of my cycling as a kid would have been less than 100 miles a year.

    ... boy if that is true, those x-mart bikes are crap in the durability area.

    I probably walked more miles hitting and retrieving baseballs annually than I did on a bike.

    I grew up on 10 acres surround by farmland, and the nearest paved road was 2 miles away. I spent a lot of time in the woods avoiding poison oak and climbing trees
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
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    Why do you ask?
    My roommate said he rode well over a 2,000 miles when he was in the 4th grade because he rode with his dad who used to cycle. At first, 2,000+ miles for a 9-year-old sounded outrageous, but then I guess that works out to about 5.5 miles a day, which doesn't sound overwhelming.

    So it just sparked my interest on how many miles a kid rides annually. I forgot I'm in the U.S., so I guess I would be surprised to hear about any physical activity.

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    I sadly will guesstimate less than 50.
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    It feels like that's all I did at that age, but I would venture I did about about 200 miles a year.

    The average chubby kid today, less than 30 miles.
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    The less the better. Fat, broiled children taste the best.
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    I would ride about 15 a week when I was that age getting to friends' houses and stuff like that, so probably about 500/year.

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    I grew up in the suburbs and would ride my bike to school daily; about 3 miles round trip, and during the summer me and my friends basically lived on our bikes. I would say I rode between 2-7 miles daily when I was a kid. I can't speak for the rest of America though.

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    When I was a kid, it seemed like I did quite a bit of bicycling. But for example, when I was in high school, I rode to school, and rode to work. It was about a mile to school, half a mile to work. So it seemed like I was doing a lot of bicycling, but that's only 3 miles a day, or maybe 600 miles a year. And when I wasn't riding to school, a lot less than that.

    One thing I notice with the kids here on my block. They spend a fair bit of time riding around, but they're going 5 mph, too. So by the time I've hit the cranks two strokes, I'm going faster than any of them ever do.
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    It's a different world for kids now. When I was a kid, I rode everywhere I could - walking didn't get me there fast enough.

    Now there's a much greater safety factor. Traffic is far heavier. The only real miles my son (12) gets are when I load his bike up and take him to the rail trail.

    Beth

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    I think I used to ride something like 1-2 miles a day at that age, but only during the warm half of the year, and not every day, so maybe 100 miles a year?

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    in my densely populated suburban area, it's definitely between 0 & 50 per yr. they majority of the those rotund kids don't even leave the cul-de-sac when they're out playing/riding/whatever. but that's a different topic altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letroper View Post
    Let's say between the ages of 8 and 12.
    How many miles do you think average senior citizens walk in shopping malls annually?

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    Not enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    nice link. they project i would only take out a mere 24 kids.

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