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75+ Funny Cycling Quotes, Happy Riding A Bicycle

There’s something magical about the pedal-powered machine that provides simple transportation, good exercise, and years of enjoyment. These funny cycling quotes are good to reflect on after a nice ride.

cycling in the sunshine

Best Bicycle Quotes

1. “The bike will transform anyone who is willing to let it happen.” – Ina-Yoko Teutenberg

2. “Forget the worries, just ride.” – Unknown

3. “Four wheels move the body, Two wheels move the soul.” – Unknown

4. “Bicycles are the most efficient vehicles on the planet, 50 times more efficient than cars, and twice as efficient as walking.” – Godo Stoyke

5. “Roads to ride before I sleep.” – Andy Atticus

6. “Every time you miss your childhood, ride on a bicycle!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

7. “If I can bicycle, I bicycle.” – David Attenborough


Motivational Cycling Sayings

8. “Your bike is a discovery; your bike is freedom. It doesn’t matter where you are when you’re on the saddle, you’re taken away.” – Doug Donaldson

9. “Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavor – an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy.” – Jeremy Corbyn

10. “There is beauty in silence and there is silence in beauty and you can find both in a bicycle!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

11. “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.” – Ernest Hemingway

12. “Bicycle means simplicity and simplicity means happiness!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

13. “The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. And, we know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.” – William Golding

14. “An engineer designing from scratch could hardly concoct a better device to unclog modern roads – cheap, non-polluting, small, and silent…” – Rick Smith

15. “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


See also: Cycling Tips: Basic Skills to Make Riding More Fun


Good Bicycle Quotes

16. “I’m lazy. But it’s the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn’t like walking or carrying things.” – Lech Walesa

17. “To me, it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike, I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” – Mark Cavendish

18. “As a kid, I had a dream – I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got the bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bikes in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it in my bed.” – John Lennon

19. “The finest mode of transport known to man.” – Adam Hart-Davis

20. “The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.” – Sloan Wilson

21. “I’m embarrassed that people will know that I can’t ride a bicycle. For years, I have been feigning bad ankles and saying I wasn’t in the mood for a bike ride.” – Jill Soloway

22. “One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle.” – Michael Palin

23. “I was a bicycle messenger when Alkaline Trio was formed as a way to make ends meet before the band became a career, and I’ve just always been a cyclist – I BMX’d, and then I got really into – through messengering – I got really into road bikes and fixed gears, which I still have.” – Matt Skiba

brothers are cycling together

Inspirational Bicycle Quotes

24. “The main thing I’m into is going about on a bike, taking random routes; I’m really into the idea of making up journeys and just seeing where they take you because they always end up taking you someplace freaky.” – Tom Jenkinson

25. “My biggest fear is not crashing on a bike… It’s sitting in a chair at 90 and saying, ‘I wish I had done more.” – Graeme Obree

26. “I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying.” – Greg LeMond

27. “Embrace your sweat. It is your essence and your emancipation.” – Kristin Armstrong

28. “Don’t buy upgrades, ride upgrades.” – Eddy Merckx

29. “I’ve never been particularly aware of my age. It’s like being on a bicycle – I just put my foot down and keep going.” – Angela Lansbury

30. “To possess a bicycle is to be able first to look at it, then to touch it. But touching is revealing as insufficient; what is necessary is to be able to get on the bicycle and take a ride. But this gratuitous ride is likewise insufficient; it would be necessary to use the bicycle to go on some errands…Finally, as one could foresee, handing over a banknote is enough to make a bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

31. “Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.” – George Weah

32. “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” – Brian Tracy

33. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein


Short Cycling Quotes

34. “Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it but the world at large.” – Udo E. Simonis

35. “People love cycling but hate cyclists.” – Peter Zanzottera

36. “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” – G. Wells

37. “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” John F. Kennedy

38. “Riding a race bike is an art – a thing that you do because you feel something inside.” – Valentino Rossi

39. “At that age, it’s one of the worst things in the world to wake up and not see your bike where you left it.” – Curtis Jackson

40. “Truly, the bicycle is the most influential piece of product design ever.” – Hugh Pearman

41. “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” – Gloria Steinem

42. “You never have the wind with you — either it is against you or you’re having a good day.” – Daniel Behrman

43. “Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.” – Grant Petersen

44. “Nature loves bicycles because no harm to nature comes from the bicycle!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

45. “Bikers gonna bike.” – Andy Atticus


Funny Cycling Quotes

46. “The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle.” – Dean Kamen

47. “Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.” – Billy Connolly

48. “Work to eat. Eat to live. Live to bike. Bike to work.” – Unknown

49. “You do not need a therapist if you own a cycle!” – Dan Aykroyd

50. “Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” – Charles M. Schulz

happy cycling family

Quotes about Biking

51. “The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike… you have to understand what she wants.” – Valentino Rossi

52. “I believe there are two periods in life, one for the bike, the other for becoming active on one’s work.” – Bernard Hinault

53. “Belief in yourself and your cycling goals is the ignition switch that gets you off the sofa and onto your bike.” – Felicity Luckey

54. “I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.” – Emo Philips

55. “I love the sensation of being out in the open air, far away from all the distractions of modern life. I will usually disappear for a couple of hours, and that time on my bike is quite sacred, as it’s when I do all my serious thinking. Sometimes I will stop off at bikers’ cafe and have a bacon sandwich.” – Paul Hollywood

56. “I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days.” – Unknown

57. “I love being on my bike, but I don’t consider that a sport: it’s too pleasant.” – John Cooper Clarke

58. “The older I get, the faster I was. There are old bikers and there are bold bikers, but there are no old, bold bikers.” – Evel Knievel

59. “There are two kinds of riders: Those who have crashed and those who will.” – Unknown

60. “If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.” – Lance Armstrong

61. “To me, it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” – Mark Cavendish


Cool Cycling Quotes

62. “When you ride hard on a mountain bike, sometimes you fall, otherwise, you’re not riding hard.” – George W. Bush

63. “Cyclists live with pain. If you can’t handle it, you will win nothing.” – Eddy Merckx

64. “You are one ride away from a good mood.” – Sarah Bentley

65. “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” – Susan B. Anthony

66. “I find buying a bicycle is a great way to stay in touch with people.” – Jan Chipchase

67. “Cycling to work is an important issue for business – the more who do it, the more our communities will support it. Healthy and green, cycling is worthy of the support of every business in the land.” – Sir Digby Jones

68. “You are likely to fall when you stop pedaling your bicycle. Such is life. As long as you don’t give up, you will never end up failing!” – Israelmore Ayivor

69. “The place of cycling in our society is set to grow, and I am committed to doing everything possible to encourage that.” – Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown

70. “Just do it.” – Nike

71. “Throughout human history, in any great endeavor requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned – it is only through the seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.” – Ban Ki-moon


Cycling Sayings

72. “When your legs scream stop and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it there.” – Chris McCormack

73. “Nothing compares to getting your heart rate up to 170-something, riding hard for an hour-twenty, getting off and not hurting, as opposed to 24 minutes of running, at the end of which I hurt. When you ride a bike and you get your heart rate up and you’re out, after 30 or 40 minutes your mind tends to expand; it tends to relax.” – President George W. Bush

74. “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” – James E. Starrs

75. “Devised almost 200 years ago by a practical German baron, the bicycle has evolved into an urban staple. Beloved of children, prized by inner-city commuters, it can be a lifesaver when summer smog chokes the nation.” – Globe And Mail, Canada

76. “The cyclist is a man half made of flesh and half of steel that only our century of science and iron could have spawned.” – Louis Baudry de Saunier

77. “You either love spinning the pedals and watching scenery whiz by, or you don’t. And if you love it, not much can sour you on the idea of riding your bike.” – Keith Mills

78. “Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist. The friendship and camaraderie you have with other cyclists …to a cyclist, it was the be-all and end-all of your life.” – Tommy Godwin

79. “Cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well-applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to.” – Dr. K.K. Doty

80. “Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” – Eddy Merckx

Happy mature couple having fun on a bicycle in autumn day at the park. Copy space.

To sum up, cycling is a sport which gives anyone who takes to two wheels an enormous sense of freedom. Leaving the stresses of daily life and pedaling away without a care in the world, whether it’s in your local lanes or high in the mountains miles from civilization. These funny cycling quotes can beat the beautiful simplicity of a bike ride.


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