Cycling and bike touring are more than just activities, they are a way of life, a passion, and an escape. From the exhilarating feeling of the wind rushing through your hair to the sense of accomplishment after conquering a tough hill, there is something truly special about exploring the world on two wheels. 

As someone who has been riding bikes since I was a little girl, I can attest to the fact that the joy of cycling never fades. Whether commuting to work, exploring a new city, or embarking on a long-distance tour, cycling has been a constant source of adventure, freedom, and connection to the world around me. 

That's why I've compiled this list of the best cycling quotes and inspiring captions for bike lovers to celebrate this amazing activity and inspire others to take to the roads and trails with a sense of wonder and enthusiasm. And for some added fun, there are some uplifting quotes by famous cyclists to funny jokes about riding bikes.

You can also read: Best Hiking Quotes for Nature Lovers

Inspiring Cycling Quotes

  1. “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

  2. “I’ve never been particularly aware of my age. It’s like being on a bicycle – I just put my foot down and keep going.” - Angela Lansbury

  3. “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.” - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

  5. “Cycling is not just about getting from A to B, it's about enjoying the journey.” - Unknown

  6. “When it’s hurting you, that’s when you can make a difference” - Eddy Merckx

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

  8. “I discovered when I went all out, when I put 100 per cent of my energy into some intense, impossible task - when my heart was jack-hammering, when lactic acid was sizzling through my muscles - that's when I felt good, normal, balanced.” - Tyler Hamilton

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

  10. “You can't get good by staying at home. If you want to get fast, you have to go where the fast guys are.” - Steve Larsen

  1. “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

  2. “I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days.” - Unknown 

  3. “When you ride a bike and you get your heart rate up and you’re out, after 30 or 40 minutes, your mind tends to expand; it tends to relax.” -  George W. Bush

  4. “You are likely to fall when you stop pedaling your bicycle. Such is life. As long as you don’t give up, you will never end up failing!” -  Israelmore Ayivor

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

  6. “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

  7. “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.” - Mark Cavendish

Short Bike Riding Quotes 

  1. “Cycling is a ballet without music.” - Unknown

  2. “Riding a bike is like an endless Sunday afternoon.” - Jens Voigt

  3. “Cycling is freedom. The road is freedom.” - Ned Overend

  4. “Cycling is a sport, a lifestyle, and a culture.” - Unknown

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

  2. “The race is won by the rider who can suffer the most” - Eddy Merckx

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

  4. “Ride it like you stole it.” - Lee Sutton

  5. “Work to eat. Eat to live. Live to bike. Bike to work.” - Unknown

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

  7. “Of all paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” - John Muir

  8. “Are you riding, or are you hiding?” - Daniel Solomatine

  9. “Anyone who rides a bicycle is a friend of mine.” - Gray Fisher 

  10. “I tought of that while riding my bicycle.” - Albert Einstein

  11. “You are one ride away from a good mood.” - Sarah Bentley

  1. “If you brake, you don’t win.” - Mario Cipollini

  2. “Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.” - Jerry Dunn

  1. “Biking my way through the world.” - Unknown

  2. “Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it but the world at large.” - Udo E. Simonis

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

  4. “The only bad ride is the one that didn't happen.” - Unknown

  5. “Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.” - Fahim Ibrahim

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

Funny Cycling Quotes

  1. “People love cycling, but hate cyclists.” - Peter Zanzottera

  2. “The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world's most complicated problems.” - Unknown

  3. “Funny 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!” - Liz Hatch

  4. “There are two kinds of riders: Those who have crashed and those who will.” - Unknown

  5. “You do not need a therapist if you own a cycle!” - Dan Aykroyd

  6. “My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my bicycles for what I told her they cost.” - Unknown

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

  8. “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

  9. “Before thinking about buying a lighter bike, make yourself lighter.” - James Foley

  10. “Family does not come first. The bike does.” - Sean Kelly

  11. “Don't buy upgrades, rip up grades.” Eddy Merkcx

  12. “You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a bike and that's pretty close.” - Unknown

  13. “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

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

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

  3. “It's not the falling off that hurts, it's the landing.” - James Carson

  4. “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

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

  6. “The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle.” - Dean Kamen

  7. “The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike… you have to understand what she wants.” - Valentino Rossi

Bike Captions for Instagram

  1. “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

  2. “The bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.” - Jim Robbins

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

  2. “One of the beauties of cycling is that pedalling alone on a long, empty road allows a lot of time for protracted and uninterrupted trains of thoughts.” - Chris Hatherly, Off The Rails

  3. “Biking is about rhythm and flow. It's the wind in you face and the challenge of hammering up along hill. It's the reward at the top and the thrill of a high-speed descent. Biking lets you come alive in both body and spirit.” - Gary Klein

  4. “I've never met anybody who regretted taking a long ride. But I've met many who regretted not doing one.” - Alistair Humphreys

  5. “Truly, the bicycle is the most influential piece of product design ever.” - Hugh Pearman

  6. “I never want to abandon my bike. I see my grandfather, now in his seventies and riding around everywhere. To me that is beautiful. And the bike must always remain a part of my life.” - Stephen Roche

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

  8. “This energetic bike ride is sponsored by my coffee.” - Unknown

  1. “Bicycles are the most efficient vehicles on the planet, 50 times more efficient than cars, and twice as efficient as walking.” - Godo Stoyke

  2. “Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.” - George Weah

  3. “Nature loves bicycles because no harm to nature comes from the bicycle!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

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

  5. “Your bike is just a noun. It's just an object. It will do what your want it to do. There is no reason why it won't.” - Harry Main