101 Cycling Quotes That Will Inspire Your Next Ride

Here are some of the most inspirational & uplifting Cycling Quotes and sayings we could find, handpicked by Free Spirit Bike Jerseys for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

As Albert Einstein once said, "Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance you must keep moving"!

No matter what kind of bike you ride or how old or young, how fit or less fit you are -it's up to you to get out to ride and enjoy this beautiful life! 




"Sweat is just fat crying." - Paul Beevers

"Sprint for flash, climb for cash." - Jason O’Brien

"I just trebled the value of my car, I put my bike in the boot." - Jeremy Dickens

"Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever." - Fahmi Ibrahim

"No such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing." - Josie Hunsdon

"My ultimate fear is that when I die my wife sells my bikes for what I told her I paid for them." - Sean Power

"Before thinking about buying a lighter bike, make yourself lighter." - James Foley



"If someone finds me collapsed on the road, please pause my Garmin." - Jayson Carey-Brenton

"When I was younger I asked my dad how many hills were left towards the end of the ride, he would reply: It’s all downhill. Except for the uphill bits." - Tom Cullen

"Heard on a recent club run: They are not hills, they are mounds of opportunity." - Michael Page

"When you’re wet, you’re wet. Used often with the British climate." - George Kinghorn

"Your bike cost how much? And it doesn’t even come with pedals?" - Mark Turner

"When you finish just one inch before the next one, you win." - Bram Bugajski

"This is a recovery ride for me today. You know, just in case I’m a little slower on the hills." - Peter Denness



“It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels” - Heinz Stucke

“Pain is still the friend that always tells me the truth” - Chris Froome

“Training is like fighting with a Gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the Gorilla is tired” - Greg Henderson

“If you do something right the first time, then it’s not hard enough” - Danny MacAskill




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

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

 “A crystal clear Colorado sky opens above us, a blue so deep it makes you dizzy. The occasional bright white wispy cloud dances across the firmament, punctuating the deep blue vault of heaven stretching over this paradise.” - Neil Hanson

 “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 bike 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

 “Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls.” - Bob Weir

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

 “Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym.” - Bill Nye

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

 “Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” - H.G. Wells

 “Cyclists see considerable 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



 “Cycling has nothing to do with the Tour de France. Racing a bike is a totally different sport than just being into cycling. Cycling is this therapeutic, beautiful mode of transportation where you attach yourself to this machine and it becomes part of you. Then you can go to all of these new places that you weren’t able to go before, and that has nothing to do with racing. I’m not a bike racer; I’m a bike rider. I love riding my bike, but I also love testing what I can do on my bike. So, in that regard, I am a racer. But if I had been born in Belgium and I had to race in Belgium all the time, I would’ve never gotten to the level that I am now, because the racing over there is so stressful. It just takes everything away from the niceness of being able to ride a bike.” - Taylor Phinney

“Ever bike? Now that’s something that makes life worth living!… Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when you’re going to smash up. Well, now, that’s something! And then go home again after three hours of it…and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again!” - Jack London

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

 “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

 “It never gets easier, you just go faster.” - Greg LeMond

“It’s the first machine we master as children and the one we abandon when the seductions of the automobile take over.” - Colman Mc Cartly

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

 “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein

 “Life may not be about your bike, but it sure can help you get through it.” - Hallman

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

 “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” - James E. Starrs

 “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” - John F. Kennedy

 “On a bike ride through the Surrey Lanes, pedaling in my cotton dress through the hot fields blushing with poppies, freewheeling down a sudden dip into a cool wooded sanctum.”  - Chris Cleave



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

 “The advantages? Exercise, no parking problems, gas prices, it’s fun. An automobile is expensive. You have to find a place to park and it’s not fun. So why not ride a bicycle? I recommend it.” - Stephen G. Breyer

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

 “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” - John Howard

 “The bicycle is a 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

 “The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.” - William Saroyan

“The bicycle saves my life every day. If you’ve ever experienced a moment of awe or freedom on a bicycle; if you’ve ever taken flight from sadness to the rhythm of two spinning wheels, or felt the resurgence of hope pedaling to the top of a hill with the dew of effort on your forehead; if you’ve ever wondered, swooping down bird-like down a long hill, if the world was standing still; if you have ever, just once, sat on a bicycle with a singing heart and felt like an ordinary human touching the gods, then we share something fundamental. We know it’s all about the bike.”  - Robert Penn

 “There is nothing, absolutely nothing, quite so worthwhile as simply messing about on bicycles.” - Tom Kunich

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

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” - Elizabeth West

“When my legs hurt, I say: ‘Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!” - Jens Voigt

“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

“Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity” - Lord Charles Beresford

“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 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

“A boy told me if he roller-skated fast enough his loneliness couldn’t catch up to him, the best reason I ever heard for trying to be a champion. What I wonder tonight pedaling hard down King William Street is if it translates to bicycles. A victory! To leave your loneliness panting behind you on some street corner while you float free into a cloud of sudden azaleas, pink petals that have never felt loneliness, no matter how slowly they fell.”  - Naomi Shihab Nye

"You never have the wind with you — either it is against you or you’re having a good day." ~ Daniel Behrman

"On my tenth birthday a bicycle and an atlas coincided as presents and a few days later I decided to cycle to India.” - Dervla Murphy

 " Why suffer a little, when you can suffer a lot."  - Jeff Dusenbury: 11/29/62-7/19/14

We hope you have enjoyed and been motivated by these cycling quotes. Please share this with your friends and get out and RIDE your bike!