50 Bike Ride Quotes For Discovering New Paths

If you are looking for bike ride quotes, pump your breaks and take a journey with us.

What are the benefits of riding a bike?

Riding a bike is one of the best activities for you. 

Bike riding has so many advantages to our physical and mental health. 

It is also fantastic for our planet!  

Bike riding can help:

  • Decrease the amount of fossil fuel use. 
  • Provide opportunities for us to be in nature. 
  • Keep us physically healthy by increasing strength and cardio. 
  • Keep young people and adults away from screens and sedentary activities. 

The bike has come a long way. 

What is the origin of the bicycle?

Today people take bike rides on all sorts of bicycles. 

People enjoy racing bikes, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, mini bikes, and motorized bikes. 

However, today’s bikes look nothing like the first bikes created hundreds of years ago. 

Bicycle history

There have been several predecessors to today’s modern bicycle. 

Some historians trace modern-day bicycles back to the sixteenth century. 

This speculation starts with Leonardo da Vinci and his sketches. 

Some historians claim that Davinci or his student Gian Giacomo Caprotti made simple sketches for a bicycle. 

Other scholars do not believe the sketches are authentic and accredit the first bicycle precursor to German inventor Baron Karl von Drais. 

In the early eighteen hundreds, Drais invented the Laufmaschine, a t-shaped bar attached to two wheels. 

The rider could not peddle but could coast and use their legs to push along. 

Later, British inventors added to Drais’s invention by creating the Dandy Horse, the first commercially produced design. 

Later, French engineers Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallemen improved the Dandyhorse’s design by adding a seat, rubber tires, and ball bearings. 

Eventually, John Kemp Starley created the first safety bicycle, which many regard as one of the essential creations in bicycle history. 

His design added pedals and a chain connected to a steerable front wheel. 

Modern-day bicycles

Bicycle design has become standardized in our modern time, but we cannot take for granted the hundreds of years it took to go from humble beginnings to one of the world’s most popular forms of transportation. 

Short bike ride quotes

These bike ride quotes get straight to the point.  

1. “If I can bicycle, I bicycle.” Sir David Attenborough

2. “People love cycling, but hate cyclists.” — Peter Zanzottera

3. “A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness.” — James E. Starrs

4. “I thought of that while riding my bicycle.” Albert Einstein

5. “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” Mark Twain

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6. “Family does not come first. The bike does.” — Sean Kelly

7. “You are one ride away from a good mood.” — Sarah Bentley

8. “Bicycles may change, but cycling is timeless.” — Zapata Espinoza

9. “Anyone who rides a bicycle is a friend of mine.” — Gary Fisher

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

Bike ride quotes to inspire you

Here are some bike ride quotes from well-known leaders, thinkers, and bike enthusiasts. 

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

12. “It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels.” — Heinz Stücke

13. “Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love.” — Johan Museeuw

14. “A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke.” — Scott Stoll

15. “Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.” — Claude Pepper

16. “The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world.” — Susan B. Anthony

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

18. “Bicycles are the indicator species of a community, like shellfish in a bay.” — P. Martin Scott

19. “When you ride hard on a mountain bike, sometimes you fall; otherwise, you’re not riding hard.” — George Bush

20. “Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity.” — Lord Charles Beresford

Insightful bike ride quotes

Much can happen on a bike ride, and these quotes honor the journey. 

21. “Life is like a 10—speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” — Charles M. Schultz

22. “She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.” Susan B. Anthony

23. “The bike will transform anyone who is willing to let it happen.” — Ina—Yoko Teutenberg

24. “The bicycle has a soul. If you succeed to love it, it will give you emotions that you will never forget.” — Mario Cipollini

25. “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

26. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

27. “One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you achieve something without a struggle, it’s not going to be satisfying.” — Greg Lemond

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28. “I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again.” — Michelle Pfeiffer

29. “When I go biking, I am mentally far, far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else’s heart.” — Diane Ackerman

30. “Like dogs, bicycles are social catalysts that attract a superior category of people.” — Chip Brown

Bike ride quotes about friendship

What could be better than spending quality time with friends doing a healthy activity?

31. “The bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created. Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.” — Bill Strickland

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

33. “My bike is my gym, my wheelchair, and my church all in one. I’d like to ride my bike all day long, but I’ve got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way.” — Bill Walton

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

35. “Next to a leisurely walk, I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind blowing in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed.” Helen Keller

36. “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

37. “Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.” — H.G. Wells

38. “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.” — Hugh Jackman

39. “My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.” — Peter Golkin

40. “Ride as much or as little or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” — Eddy Merckx

Bike ride quotes about love 

The love story between humanity and bikes continues to be written with each pedal. 

41. “The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it” — Doug Bradbury

42. “I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.” — Marianne Vos

43. “Cycling is a good school for life. It makes you hard and gives you ambition, but you can never say you’ve arrived.” — Eddy Merckx

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44. “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 Hemmingway

45. “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.” — Bill Nye

46. “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

47. “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

48. “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

49. “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 realize fishing is stupid and boring.” Desmond Tutu

50. “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.” — Ann Strong

Ride a bike, save the world

Riding a bike is excellent for everyone and our world

Over fifty percent of the world’s population knows how to ride a bike. 

In countries like China, Belgium, Japan, and Finland, many people use a bike as their primary transportation. 

Bikes do much less damage to roads and keep infrastructure costs down. 

Bikes also dramatically decrease the traffic produced in places with large populations. 

Bikes cost significantly less than automobiles, and a bike is about 1% of the cost of buying and maintaining a car. 

Riding bikes can revolutionize how we care for our planet. 

Did you know that bicycling uses minimal fossil fuels and is a pollution-free mode of transport? 

Bikes reduce the need to build, service, and dispose of cars, and they conserve our natural spaces. 

What is your favorite way to go for a bike ride?

Do you have any other bike ride quotes and sayings to add?

Please, be sure to let us know in the comment section below. 

Clifton Sankofa has Master's degrees in English, Teaching, and School Leadership. He is a veteran educator and school leader. Clifton has built his career around teaching language arts, social-emotional learning, hip-hop(e), and vegan cooking. Across the country, Black and Brown communities die over preventable diseases. Clifton's aim is to help reverse this trend through cultural shifts. Using hip-hop and cultural-centered activities, he educates young people on how to reclaim their health and heritage through sustainable vegan eating, cooking practices, and literacy skills.
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