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The Best Cycling & Bike Quotes

If you’re finding it hard to get off the sofa or hype yourself up for your long bike ride to work, you’ve come to the right place. 

Below is a list of over 80 of the best cycling quotes and sayings.

There are bike ride quotes from celebrities and elite athletes, famous cycling quotes, funny cycling quotes, and much more!

I put this list together to help you stay motivated and keep you pushing when you hit a mental block on your rides. 

Alternatively, if you’re active on social media and need a bicycle picture caption idea, you’ll find what you’re looking for towards the bottom of the page. 

Without further ado, here are the best bicycle quotes:

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    Best Cycling Quotes

    "Ride as much or as little or as long or as short as you feel. But ride."

    "It never gets easier. You just get faster."

    "To know if the weather is too bad for training, put on your gear, go training, then you know when you get back."

    "Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym."

    "Beyond pain, there is a whole universe of more pain."

    "There will be a lot of complaining that today was too hard, but the winners never complain."

    "It's not the falling off that hurts, it's the landing."

    Bike Ride Quotes

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle.

    Nothing compares to the pleasure of a bike ride.

    Don't buy upgrades, rip up grades.

    Funny Cycling Quotes

    "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realise fishing is stupid and boring."

    "The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands, and when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community."

    "Running would be much better if they invented a little seat to sit on and maybe some kind of platform for your feet to push and... Oh, wait!"

    "My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my bicycles for what I told her they cost."

    "The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy."

    "People love cycling, but hate cyclists."

    "If the hills get too hard, just get off and walk - I'm sure the boys will wait for you!"

    "For cardio, I dance, I ride my bike, I run, and I have kids. There is a lot of cardio just from being a parent."

    Positive Bicycle Quotes

    "If I can bicycle, I bicycle."

    "I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles."

    "Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live."

    "I know that a good many champions have entertained the thought that the more they discourage youngsters, the longer they would reign.
    However, this theory never impressed me, and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit of my experience in bicycle racing."

    "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, untrammelled womanhood."

    Motivational Cycling Quotes

    "I never think "If I crash, I'm going to hurt myself." I think, "If I crash, I'm not going to win." Everything's about that finish line."

    "I'm from Holland, and I'm used to rain."

    "You can't get good by staying at home. If you want to get fast, you have to go where the fast guys are."

    "Cyclists live with pain. If you can't handle it, you will win nothing."

    "Work to eat. Eat to live. Live to bike. Bike to work."

    Inspirational Cycling Quotes

    "People will put restrictions on your ability, on your aptitude, on your talent, on your character, and to be honest, it's just an opinion.
    Don't let anyone put you in a box or draw your path for you."

    "Every rider trains their muscles, but few train their brain."

    "When your legs scream stop, and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it there."

    "If you brake, you don't win."

    Long Bike Ride Quotes

    "I've never met anybody who regretted taking a long ride. But I've met many who regretted not doing one."

    "When it's hurting, that's when you can make a difference."

    "Life is a long, winding hill climb. It's knackering and painful at times, but as long as you don't give in, you'll be able to look back and enjoy the view."

    "When my legs hurt, I say, "Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!""

    Famous Cycling Quotes

    Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually, it will subside, and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.

    Anyone who rides a bicycle is a friend of mine.

    I'm quite mad by nature, and it's my craziness that has saved me from extinction.

    "Pain is still the friend that always tells me the truth."

    Bike Life Quotes

    "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."

    "Focusing on a long-term goal can be disheartening when you're so far away from it, so it's vital to have ongoing targets on a daily, weekly and monthly basis."

    "Cycling is a good school for life. It makes you hard and gives you ambition, but you can never say you've arrived."

    "One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle."

    "Family does not come first. The bike does."

    Bicycle Quotes

    "My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything."

    "Bicycles may change, but cycling is timeless."

    "I was six when I saw E.T. It changed my life. I wasn't interested in cycling at all before."

    "I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again."

    "Lock it or lose it."

    "Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing but, but the world at large."

    "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

    Bike Ride with Friends Quotes

    "Being in a team with a good atmosphere and where the people hang out, you can always outdo yourself there."

    "No bike ride is too far when you have good company."

    "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."

    "In sports, you always think the strongest guy should be going for it and getting the best results.
    The thing is, cycling also has a very important team aspect, which I don't think a look of people fully grasp."

    MTB Quotes

    Life's too short not to go big.

    When you ride hard on a mountain bike, sometimes you fall, otherwise, you're not riding hard.

    A bad day on the mountain bike always beats a good day in the office.

    Fixie Bike Quotes

    "I go round and round in circles, really, really fast, on a big wooden bowl."

    "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 through messengering, I got really into road bikes and fixed gears, which I still have."

    "If it's not fixed, it's broken."

    "You can always add something to a bike, but you come to a point where you can take anything away, and that's a fixed-gear bike."

    Road Bike Quotes

    "The most important thing is motivation - this is what you need to achieve this double.
    If I win just another grand tour, it's not going to change my career, but if I achieve the double, this is something people are going to remember. I take a lot of motivation from this."

    "The bike will transform anyone who is willing to let it happen."

    "As long as I breathe, I attack."

    BMX Quotes

    "Your bike is just a noun. It's just an object. It will do what you want it to do. There is no reason why it won't."

    "I believe BMX has shaped me into who I am today, so if this journey never would have begun, then who knows the person I would be or what I would be doing with my life."

    Gravel Bike Quotes

    "I don't ride to add days to my life, I ride to add life to my days."

    "Of all paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."

    Touring Bike Quotes

    "A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke."

    "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."

    "A raggedy ride beats a dressed-up walk."

    Bike Caption Ideas

    "You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a bike, and that's pretty close."

    "Your legs are not giving out. Your mind is giving up."

    Instagram Cycling Captions

    "The only bad ride is the one that didn't happen."

    "No time is ever wasted when it's spent on two wheels"

    "Sometimes I wonder if my bike is thinking about me too."

    "Feeling like a little kid again."

    TikTok Cycling Captions

    "Just a couple of pedal pushers."

    "Rolling into the best days of summer."

    "Better than a Peleton class."

    Conclusion - Best Cycling Quotes & Sayings

    And there you have it, one of the longest and best lists of bicycle quotes and bike sayings you’ll find. 

    I hope you enjoyed reading through the list because I enjoyed compiling this cycling quote collection.

    My favourite bicycle quote from this list is: “Beyond pain, there is a whole universe of more pain.” – Jens Voigt (German former pro cyclist).

    Let others know your favourite cycling quote in the comments section below!

    If I’ve missed a bike quote that needs to be added, let me know, and I’ll add it so the next reader can enjoy it!

    If you’ve read through the complete list, you love cycling, so whilst I have your attention, ensure you take care of your bike and always secure it with a good quality lock

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    Author of This Post:
    James Grear (Lead Editor)
    James Grear (Lead Editor)

    Understanding how devastating it is to have a bike stolen, I've researched & immersed myself in the world of bicycle security since 2013.

    I then built BikeLockWiki in 2019 to share everything I'd learned with the worldwide cycling community so that cyclists can improve their bike security skills and make informed decisions when purchasing new products and services.

    Learn More about Me & BikeLockWiki here.

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