Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned.
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Please remember, the estimated number of Calories is just a guide and the actual number of Calories burned may vary depending on other factors such as weather and terrain.
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This ride is a favorite for casual and experienced cyclists alike; because the scenery is beautiful, and you get to visit the Apple Castle! Bikers will wind through a combination of mostly paved roads (with about a mile and one-half of hard-packed dirt roads) past many quaint Amish farms. You will have a stop at the famous Apple Castle (our mother lode for donuts) before returning to the Westminster College field house where, if you’re up for it, you might take on a more challenging ride. If you have done this ride in the past, you will notice some changes; namely that you will ride fewer miles on the busy highway so that you may enjoy more country scenery.
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