50+ Night Bike Riding Quotes


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

If you are having trouble finding time to exercise or have been unmotivated for even simple jogs in the evening, then your solution is easy. Get on the road with a bicycle and get yourself some fresh air, exercise, and a break from the domestic and professional routine.

It can be pitch black, and perfect for cycling!

And in case you need a bit more motivation I’ve rounded up all my favorite cycling quotes, that are geared towards inspiring you at night as you take to the road. Some are focussed entirely on the night, and some are just general all-round great quotes that have really inspired me when cycling in the dark.

There are so many advantages of night cycling, such as:

-The roads are quieter

-It will help you sleep (Source)

-It is a brilliant way of relaxing after the day (Source)

-There is a hidden beauty and mystery of the world in the darkness!

So, let’s dive into the ultimate 50+ night time cycling quotes:

Man cycling through the city at night

50+ Night Bike Ride Quotes

“You are one ride away from a good mood.” – Sarah Bentley, British cyclist

“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

“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 bikes 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

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

“One of the most important days of my life, was when I learned to ride a bicycle.”- Michael Palin

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

Albert Einstein

“You are one ride away from a good mood.”- Sarah Bentley, British cyclist

“The bicycle has a soul. If you succeed to love it, it will give you emotions that you will never forget.” – Mario Cipollini, Italian former professional cyclist

“Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym.” — Bill Nye, US scientist

“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” — Eddy Merckx, Belgian pro racer 

“Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” — Mark Twain, US author, and humorist

“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

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

“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

“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

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

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

“A bicycle is the finest mode of transport known to man.”

Adam Hart-Davies

“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

“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.”

Iris Murdoch

“There is beauty in silence and there is silence in beauty and you can find both in a bicycle!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

“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

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

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

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

“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

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

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

“The cyclist is a man half made of flesh and half of steel that only our century of science and iron could have spawned.” – Louis Baudry de Saunier

“You either love spinning the pedals and watching scenery whiz by, or you don’t. And if you love it, not much can sour you on the idea of riding your bike.”

Keith Mills

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Sean Patrick Flannery

Cycling through the city at night with bright lights in backdrop

“Good morale in cycling comes from good legs.” — Sean Yates, former British pro cyclist

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy

“Cycling has encountered more enemies than any other form of exercise.” – Louis Baudry de Saunier

“Bike riding is a beautiful thing. Peaceful and serene, flowing and artistic, freeing and blissful, pedaling a bike over hill and dale is ethereal.”

Ted King

“Your bike is discovery. Your bike is freedom. It doesn’t matter where you are, where you’re on the saddle, you’re taken away.” – Doug Donaldson

“Cycling is possibly the greatest and most pleasurable form of transport ever invented…” – Daniel Pemberton

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

“Cycling does it all—you have the complete satisfaction of arriving because your mind has chosen the path and steered you over it; your eyes have seen it; your muscles have felt it; your breathing, circulatory, and digestive systems have all done their natural functions better than ever, and every part of your being knows you have traveled and arrived.”

John Foreste

“After a long day on my bicycle, I feel refreshed, cleansed, purified. I feel that I have established contact with my environment and that I am at peace.” — Paul de Vivie

“Riding a bicycle is about getting back to basics. It’s good for the waistline and it’s good for the wallet.” – Phil Keoghan

“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.” – Jerry Dunn

“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

“Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love” – Johan Museeuw, former Belgian champion road racing cyclist

“You always know when you’re going to arrive. If you go by car, you don’t. Apart from anything else, I prefer cycling. It puts you in a good mood, I find.”

Alan Bennett

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.” – Emo Philips

Wrapping Up

We hope that if not all then at least some of these wonderful quotes encouraged and inspired you to start cycling, especially during the night if that’s what your schedule allows. However, it is critical to be adequately equipped whether you’re cycling at night, whether on city streets, unlit routes, or off-road.

There are obvious measures to take, such as using lights, but there are also additional things you can do to make nighttime riding safer and more comfortable. Do adhere to those. Happy cycling!

I’ll leave you with an excellent youtube video I found, that demonstrates exactly why night rides are better:

Martin Williams

Martin has been tearing up all sorts of trails on a range of bikes ever since he was young. He once cycled across France, and once fell into a canal on a hybrid. He writes about everything to do with cycling on our site. You can find out more about him at bicycle2work.com/about-martin-williams/

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