12 Bike Riding Quotes for Inspiration

bicycleWhen my husband and I were both younger…we loved to get on our bicycles and cruise around the neighborhood during the weekends. Then our lives got busy and we quit riding our bikes for many years. Well, that is all about to change and starting this year…we are getting on our bikes again for some much needed relaxation and exercise!

A few days ago I was looking around on the internet for some bike riding inspiration and came across several sites that featured some great quotes. I picked 12 of our favorites, printed them out and have them “tacked” on our memo board in the family room.

Here are the 12 bike riding quotes that we selected for inspiration.

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” – John F. Kennedy, U.S. president

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

“For instance, 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, The Quotable Cyclist

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

“If constellations had been named in the 20th century, I suppose we would see bicycles.” – Professor Carl Sagan

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

Comments

  1. A couple of years ago, my spouse became obsessed with the idea that he wanted a bike. In the 25 years I’ve known him, I’ve never seen him show the slightest interest in bicycles, so I humored him. Then last year, I actually won a bike for him! He put it together, then bought a helmet, a rack for the back of the bike, and a rack to attach it to the car. But so far, that bike has never even had a butt on its seat. LOL! But I’ve been thinking about giving it a try. I’ll copy a few of your inspirational quote, and hopefully, our bike will get some use. Thanks!

  2. Sherry Compton says:

    It’s amazing how free and childlike riding a bike can be. The breeze, the motion….it all helps you smile and can help reduce stress…mostly. Albert Einstein hit it right…life is like riding a bike. We all need to keep going…good advice and well put.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    I like this quote the best-Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” – John F. Kennedy, U.S. president I love riding my bike better than walking, and it is such good exercise. Great quotes!

  4. Joanne Gregory says:

    I just love to ride my bike! Can’t do it here on the mountain roads without getting killed but when we go to FL we always ride along the waterfront and see things we would never notice when we drive around in the car!

  5. md Kennedy says:

    I so wish I could ride a bike again! However with two permanently herniated discs and no surgery in sight not in the future for me. I’ll just keep your quotes on the fridge and dream!

  6. I’m with Sandy. Hopefully these will work for Indoor bikes as well. Mine stays in the living room and in my face so I ride it more often.

  7. Sarah L says:

    My favorite:
    “For instance, the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.”
    Wish my knees would let me ride a bike. I swim instead.

  8. Sandy Cain says:

    These are all so nice! Unfortunately, I have a balance problem, so the only bike I could ride is a stationary one. But that’ll do for now! I really like Charles Schultz’s quote – I KNOW I’m not using all my gears!

  9. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I think my favorite is the Quotable Cyclist’s quote. I haven’t ridden a bicycle in years. I should probably start again because it is such good exercise.