There’s no one definitive answer to how long you should ride an exercise bike to lose weight. But there are some general guidelines that can help you achieve your goals.
The Mayo Clinic recommends at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercises, such as riding a bike, most days of the week. That being said, if you’re just starting out or are relatively inactive, it might be best to start with shorter bouts of activity and gradually work your way up to 30 minutes.
Another thing to consider is intensity level. If you pedal vigorously for 30 minutes, you’ll burn more calories than if you pedal at a leisurely pace for the same amount of time. So when it comes time to set your goal duration on the bike, think about how hard you plan on working during each session.