Cycling Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old cycling quotes, cycling sayings, and cycling proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Belief in yourself and your cycling goals is the ignition switch that gets you off the sofa and onto your bike. Felicity Luckey
It never gets easier; you just go faster. Greg LeMond
Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride. Eddy Merckx
You are likely to fall when you stop paddling your bicycle. Such is life. As long as you don't give up, you will never end up failing! Israelmore Ayivor
Cycling isn't a game, it's a sport. Tough, hard and unpitying, and it requires great sacrifices. One plays football, or tennis, or hockey. One doesn't play at cycling. Jean de Gribaldy
Your cycling goals should be out of reach but never out of sight. Felicity Luckey
When you ride hard on a mountain bike, sometimes you fall, otherwise you're not riding hard. George
I think cycling has always had a tradition of being a bit dapper, especially back in the day. David Millar
Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
Good morale in cycling comes from good legs. Sean Yates
Cycling is the only way to free ourselves from the misery of the tube, the wall to wall buses that line oxford street, the hopelessness of even thinking about driving. Deborah Moggach
Cycling is a sport of amazing athletes. Its been a privilege and a honor for me to be in this sport and to have a chance to race at the highest level. Robin Farina
Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world. Grant Petersen
Cycling is so difficult when you have to and so easy when you want to. Felicity Luckey
I love cycling, but if I could find a way of building something above the streets for cyclists, that would be amazing. We need even more space. Michelle Dockery
On your path to cycling success, remember to have fun and enjoy the ride. Felicity Luckey
Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love. Johan Museeuw
Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large. Udo E. Simonis
Cycling as a whole is totally underestimated. Victoria Pendleton Victoria Penead
Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. Charles M. Schulz
Cycling also offers a sense of independence, of being able to get up and go wherever and whenever you want. That's invaluable. Adrian Bell
Cycling is not a sport it's a lifestyle. Magnus Backstedt
A mountain bike is like your buddy. A road bike is your lover. Sean Coffey
If you put off starting a cycling routine until the time is right, you'll never reach your cycling goals. Felicity Luckey
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. John F. Kennedy
The cycling helmet can save your life, but it doesn't look good and tends to ruin your hair. Astro Teller
Cycling is a joy and faster than many other modes of transport, depending on the time of day. It clears the head. David Byrne
A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke. Scott Stoll
Cycling is part of me, it's who I am. When you get injured, your whole identity is taken away from you, you're no longer yourself. Magnus Backstedt
Life may not be about your bike, but it sure can help you get through it. Hallman
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. Digby Jones
It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels. Heinz Stucke
Cycling is an activity which more and more young people are getting involved with, whether they are using their bikes to get to school or work, socially, or cycling as a sport. Cycling is cheap, it's quick, and it makes you look and feel great! Adrian Bell
Gliding down the bike path on a Saturday morning, you whip by somebody peddling in the opposite direction and give each other a nod. For a moment it's like "Hey, we're both doing the same thing. Let's be friends for a second. Neil Pasricha
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
Cycling has encountered more enemies than any other form of exercise. Louis Baudry de Saunier
Cycling goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance. Felicity Luckey
Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road. Lance Armstrong
A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness. James E. Starrs
Cycling is unique. No other sport lets you go like that where there's only the bike left to hold you up. If you ran as hard, you'd fall over. Your legs wouldn't support you. Steve Johnson
Cycling goals are cycling dreams with deadlines. Felicity Luckey
Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way. It gives you a moment to breathe and think, and get away from what you're working on. David Byrne
Choosing a cycling goal and sticking to it changes everything. Felicity Luckey
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. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. Hemmingway Ernest
Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling. Claude Pepper
You know, bicycling isn't just a matter of balance,I said. it's a matter of faith. You can keep upright only by moving forward. You have to have your eyes on the goal, not the ground. I'm going to call that the bicyclist's philosophy of life. Susan Vreeland
Your bike is discovery; your bike is freedom. It doesn't matter where you are, when you're on the saddle, you're taken away. Doug Donaldson
Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist. The friendship and camaraderie you have with other cyclist to a cyclist, it was the be all and end all of your life. Tommy Godwin
Cycling is a very grueling sport, possibly one of the most physically challenging of all. James Hopker
There now exists an enormous amount of cycling-specific scientific information. James Hopker
There is a reasonable cast to be made that road race cycling is one of the most complex disciplines within the family of cycling events. James Hopker
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
Even just cycling around your local park enjoying the scenery is a pleasant way to spend some time in the fresh air and great exercise. Gail Moore
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
It's possible to find some bikes to consider in large sporting good chains; some of these stores will actually have a good selection of mid-range bikes to choose from. Paul Molenberg
Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm. Jacquie Phelan
Cyclists live with pain. If you can’t handle it you will win nothing. Eddy Merckx
Cycling exercises some of the same muscle groups as running, such as the quadriceps and shins, both of which don't develop as rapidly from workouts as sthe calf muscles and hamstrings. Meera Lester
There are three types of biking to try: road riding; mountain biking and stationary cycling. Meera Lester
Taking place on the road, road biking allows you to travel long distances with speed. Meera Lester
Although mountain biking is a lot of fun and challenging, its jarring nature makes falls risky. Meera Lester
With stationary cycling, you can work out indoors year-round regardless of inclement weather. Meera Lester
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
Cycling has multiple health benefits, particularly as a form of moderate to vigorous physical activity. The MIT Press
Transportation cycling provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to incorporate physical activity into daily life. The MIT Press
Cycling for transportation is accessible and appealing to population groups that often have low levels of participation in sport and other forms of leisure-time physical activity. The MIT Press
Health benefits also flow from reduced car use, including improved air quality, reduced noise pollution, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The MIT Press
Cycling can make a substantial contribution to improved health through increased physical activity levels across diverse population groups. The MIT Press
The bicycle is a simple machine that enables personal movement more efficiently than walking and requires only muscles to power it. Melissa Bopp
Inventors have been experimenting with variations on two-wheeled, human-powered transportation since the start of the 19th century. Melissa Bopp
The earliest bicycles had no mechanical pedaling system and were called velocipedes. Melissa Bopp
The first true bicycles developed in the 1880s and 90s, featuring a chain-drive and two equal-sized wheels had to contend with the stereotype that bicycling was a dangerous sport suitable only for upper-class daredevils. Melissa Bopp
The history of the bicycle, like the history of any technology, has been intertwined with prevailing social issues, political movements, and cultural mores of the time. Melissa Bopp
If your need to travel is all about visiting a local market or neighbor, consider using your feet or your bike and enjoy the benefit of a little exercise at the same time. Trish Riley
An advantage of riding a bike is that you'll be able to reach your destination without tangling in traffic, plus you'll burn calories and give your cardiovascular system a workout. Trish Riley
If you choose to bike instead of drive, you will reduce water pollution, because bikes don't drip petroleum fluids. Trish Riley
The best trips by bike are filled with twists and turns and glorious sweeping curves. Selene Yeager
As the name implies, road bikes are specially constructed to ride on hard surfaces like pavement. They are traditionally built for speed. Selene Yeager