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25+ Inspirational Cycling In The Rain Quotes

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Rain is going to happen! There are going to be days when you have to cycle through a monsoon and look like a drowned rat. But whether you come out of that experience grinning with joy, or alternatively feeling eternal bitterness for your own plight, is completely up to you!

It’s about attitude! It’s just a bit of water.

Tough riders take a tough line on rain. They get out in it, ride, and even enjoy it!

That’s the mentality these cycling in the rain quotes are going to inspire in you. I’ve split them up into four sections:

  1. Embracing the rain quotes
  2. Quotes to get you out the door and onto your bike (in the rain)
  3. Mental health cycling quotes for rainy days
  4. Motivational cycling quotes for rainy days

Let’s dive into the quotes…

cycling in the rain quotes

1. Embracing The Rain Quotes (On Your Bike!)

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” – Langston Hughes

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” – John Updike

“Take a look at your natural river. What are you? Stop playing games with yourself. Where’s your river going? Are you riding with it? Or are you rowing against it? Don’t you see that there is no effort if you’re riding with your river?” – Frederick Carl Frieseke

inspirational cycling in the rain quote - Langston Hughes

“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. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” – Ernest Hemingway

“It is no use to grumble and complain; It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain – Why, rain’s my choice.” – James Whitcomb Riley

“All birds find shelter during a rain. But the eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!” – Unknown

cyling in the rain quote - unknown

2. Quotes To Get You Out The Door And Onto Your Bike On A Rainy Day

“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

“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, British playwright 

“Commuting by bicycle is an absolutely essential part of my day. It’s mind-clearing, and invigorating. I get to go out and pedal through the countryside in the early morning hours, and see life come back and rejuvenate every day as the sun is coming out.” —James L. Jones

Cycling in the rain quote - James L. Jones

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

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

Cycling in the rain quote - Mark Cavendish

3. Mental Health Cycling Quotes For Rainy Days

“[The bicycle] is no longer a beast of steel… no, it is a friend… It is a faithful and powerful ally against one’s worst enemies. It is stronger than anxiety, stronger than sadness. It has all the power of hope.” – Maurice Leblanc

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

“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

“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

“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

Cycling in the rain quote - Arthur Conan Doyle

4. Motivational Cycling Quotes (That You Really Need On A Rainy Day)

“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

“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

“Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence as mere clients and consumers — those people ride a bike.” — Wolfgang Sachs

“Everyone in their life has his own particular way of expressing life’s purpose – the lawyer his eloquence, the painter his palette, and the man of letters his pen from which the quick words of his story flow. I have my bicycle.” – Gino Bartali

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

Cycling in the rain quote - Doug Donaldson

“Bicycle is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own.” – Louis J. Helle Jnr

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

“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

“When I go biking I am mentally far, far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else’s heart.” – Diane Ackerman

If these quotes still haven’t convinced you to get out in the rain on your bike, then check out this inspirational youtube video all about how to enjoy cycling in the rain: