Cycling Quotes


    "Tens of thousands who could never afford to own, feed and stable a horse, had by this bright invention enjoyed the swiftness of motion which is perhaps the most fascinating feature of material life." - Frances Willard

    "When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." - HG Wells

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

    "Since the bicycle makes little demand on material or energy resources, contributes little to pollution, makes a positive contribution to health and causes little death or injury, it can be regarded as the most benevolent of machines." - S. S. Wilson

    "When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart." - Diane Ackerman

    "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, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895

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

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

    “Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.”- Bill Connolly

    "Work to eat. Eat to live. Live to bike. Bike to work." - Unknown

    "Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

    "After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go. You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow." - H.G. Wells

    "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

    "Bicycling is a healthy and manly pursuit with much to recommend it, and, unlike other foolish crazes, it has not died out." - The Daily Telegraph, 1877

    "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

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

    "Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." - James Starrs

    "Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle." - Helen Keller

    "Be at one with the universe. If you can't do that, at least be at one with your bike." - Lennard Zinn

    "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

    "All bicycles weigh fifty pounds. A thirty-pound bicycle needs a twenty-pound lock. A forty-pound bicycle needs a ten-pound lock. A fifty-pound bicycle doesn't need a lock." - Bicycle Law

    "The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off." - William Golding

    "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

    "Bicycles have no walls." - Paul Cornish

    "Cycling is like a church — many attend, but few understand." — Jim Burlant