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75+ Short And Snappy Cycling Quotes (Inspirational!)

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A lot of us need just that extra little push to get out on our bikes, and that is exactly what cycling quotes can provide!

In this post, I share 50+ of my favorite short and snappy cycling quotes. These are lines that you can literally ride around with inside your head.

They are a source of motivation and inspiration! They turn good intentions, such as wanting to ride your bike, into good actions – getting out and actually riding it!

I’ve split the quotes up into the following categories:

  1. Positivity and Mindful Short Cycling Quotes
  2. Overcoming Adversity Short Cycling Quotes
  3. Short Cycling Quotes About The Joy Of Bicycling
  4. Short Cycling Quotes About Life
  5. Wise Short Cycling Quotes
  6. Short Cycling Quotes About Freedom
  7. Short Cycling Quotes Of Admiration Towards Cycling And Bicycles
  8. Positive Mindset Short Cycling Quotes
  9. Quotes About Cycling Obsession
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1. Positivity and Mindful Short Cycling Quotes

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

“When you ride a bike…your mind tends to expand; it tends to relax.” – George W. Bush

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

“After a long day on my bicycle, I feel refreshed, cleansed, purified.” — Paul de Vivie

“You either love spinning the pedals and watching scenery whiz by, or you don’t.” — Keith Mills

“Bicycle means simplicity and simplicity means happiness!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

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

“And if you love it, not much can sour you on the idea of riding your bike.” – Keith Mills

“Four wheels move the body, Two wheels move the soul.” – Unknown

“A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to.” – Dr. K. K. Doty

2. Overcoming Adversity Short Cycling Quotes

“One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying.” – Greg LeMond

“Embrace your sweat. It is your essence and your emancipation.” – Kristin Armstrong

“If you never confront pain, you’re missing the essence of the sport” – Scott Martin

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

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

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

“It never gets easier, you just get faster” – Greg LeMond

“The race is won by the rider who can suffer the most” – Eddy Merckx

When it’s hurting you, that’s when you can make a difference” – Eddy Merckx

“The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it” – Doug Bradbury

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

“Beyond pain there is a whole universe of more pain.” – Jens Voigt

“Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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3. Short Cycling Quotes About The Joy Of Bicycling

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

“As long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world” – Mark Cavendish

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

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

“Bike riding is…peaceful and serene, flowing and artistic, freeing and blissful, pedaling a bike over hill and dale is ethereal.” – Ted King

“Cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens.”– Dr. K.K. Doty

“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

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

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

“Nature loves bicycle because no harm to nature comes from the bicycle!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

4. Short Cycling Quotes About Life

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

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

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

“She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.” — Frances E. Willard

“I ride a bike to add life to my days” – Unknown

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

“Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be.” – Bill Nye

“Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large.” – Udo Simonis

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” – H .G. Wells

“Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.” – Claude Pepper

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5. Wise Short Cycling Quotes

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

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

“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

“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

“Never use your face as a brake pad.” – Jake Watson

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass: it’s about learning how to ride in the rain!” – Unknown

6. Short Cycling Quotes About Freedom

“It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels.” — Heinz Stücke

“Your bike is discovery. Your bike is freedom.” – Doug Donaldson

“Young riders pick a destination and go… Old riders pick a direction and go.” – Unknown

“Bicycles have no walls.” – Paul Cornish

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7. Short Cycling Quotes Of Admiration Towards Bicycles And Cycling

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

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

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

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

“The finest mode of transport known to man.” – Adam Hart Davis

8. Positive Mindset Cycling Quotes

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

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

“You can’t get good by staying home.” – Steve Larsen

“As long as I breathe, I attack” – Bernard Hinault

“Pain is temporary. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

“You don’t know how good you are until you actually get out on a bike and get riding.” – Felicity Luckey

“Belief in yourself and your cycling goals is the ignition switch that gets you off the sofa and onto your bike.” – Felicity Luckey

“Your cycling goals should be out of reach but never out of sight.” – Felicity Luckey

9. Quotes About Cycling Obsession

“I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again.” – Michelle Pfeiffer

“I’d like to ride my bike all day long but I’ve got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way.” – Unknown

“If your day job keeps you from riding as much as you’d like, you aren’t as fast as you think you are.” – Knolly Bikes

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