10 Best Motivational Cycling Quotes and Captions to Get You Riding

In this post, you will learn some of the best motivational quotes and captions for cyclists to get you riding faster and longer than ever before.

Image of two women cycling on road bikes by the beach. Source: Coen van de Broek, Unsplash
Image of two women cycling on road bikes by the beach. Source: Coen van de Broek, Unsplash

Cycling is one of the best sports in the world, but it can also be one of the most grueling, with everyone from beginners pushing themselves to their limits to pros racing in the world’s most challenging races. Motivational quotes can help you push yourself to the limit. But what are the best motivational cycling quotes and social media captions?

Motivational cycling quotes are phrases that help you stay on course when you’re feeling stuck or upset. They may motivate you or give you a motivational pep talk when you need it. Social media captions accompany images, providing content for the post.

In this post, you will learn some of the best motivational quotes and captions for cyclists.

Editor’s note: This article was updated on June 14, 2022, to include additional information about quotes that motivate cyclists.

Before we go about the best cycling quotes and captions, let’s first understand what cycling quotes and captions are in the first place.


What is a caption?

A social media caption is a short phrase or sentence that you use to accompany your picture on social media. It provides context and information about the image and can be used to enhance engagement with your followers. Captions should be interesting, entertaining, and relevant to the post in question. They are also essential for building brand awareness and increasing click-through rates (CTRs).

Track bike cyclists at an outdoor crit competition. Source: Yomex Owo, Unsplash
Track bike cyclists at an outdoor crit competition. Source: Yomex Owo, Unsplash

The top 10 social media captions for cyclists

Below are some of my favorite biking social media captions.

  1. “Rolling into the best days of summer.”
  2. “Shifting gears so I can get on your level.”
  3. “Good vibes and bikes will get you anywhere.”
  4. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
  5. Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations.”
  6. “Biking my way through the world.”
  7. “When I am cycling, I live in that moment.”
  8. The best part about the cycle is that you don’t need a license!”
  9. Ride care-free without worrying about the traffic police.”
  10. “Biking is the perfect way to get your daily dose of exercise!”

What are cycling quotes?

Cycling quotes are brief motivating words used by cyclists to keep them going on lengthy rides. In addition, they may be used to raise morale and stimulate positive thinking before, during, and after a ride. Cycling quotes may be anything from basic reminders to inspiring poetry, and they can come from anybody—famous athletes, authors, or even ordinary individuals.

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The Top 10 most inspirational cycling quotes

Are you looking for motivational ‘cycling sayings’? Are there any words of wisdom that might help you reach the next level? Or are you simply looking for a shortcut inside the thoughts of some of cycling’s greatest legends? I compiled some of my favorite cycling quotes and compiled them below.

1. “Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love.”

Johan Museeuw, twice world champion

2. “A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke.”

Scott Stoll, a Community Professor who traveled around the world on his bicycle

3. “Cyclers 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

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

Chip Brown, writer

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

 Doug Bradbury

6. “You can say that climbers suffer the same as the other riders, but they suffer in a different way. You feel the pain, but you’re glad to be there.”

Richard Virenque

7. “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

8. “It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels.”

 Heinz Stucke

9. “I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.”

Miguel Indurain

10. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually, it will subside, and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

Lance Armstrong

Are you looking for more advice? Then, take a look at this video called “Top 10 Motivational Cycling Quotes” from the Top 10 Motivational Cycling Quotes YouTube channel.

A video called “Top 10 Motivational Cycling Quotes” from the Top 10 Motivational Cycling Quotes YouTube channel.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Below are some commonly asked questions about cycling quotes from cyclists.

What is the best biking inspirational quote?

“It never gets easier; you just go faster.”
Greg LeMond, a former professional cyclist who won the Tour de France three times and the World Road Race Championship twice,

How do you wish a cyclist good luck?

Cyclists may say “good luck” to one another in various ways, including hand signals, verbal greetings, and even a quick wave. Some cyclists even keep a lucky charm, such as a rabbit’s foot or a ring with a cross, in their bicycle baskets in case they need it. Whatever the cyclist’s unique way of wishing good luck is usually positive and hopefully will help the other cyclist have an enjoyable ride.

What is a bike lover called?

A cyclist is often called a bike lover. This name derives from the fact that cyclists are particularly passionate about their bikes and love to spend time riding them. As a result, they often appreciate all things related to cycling, including gear, parts, and even the scenery.


We hope you found these cycling quotes motivational enough to help you push through difficult times and achieve your goals. Ride on!

In this article, we covered some of my favorite inspirational cycling quotes. Here are some key takeaways:

Key takeaways

  • Anything can be an inspirational or motivational quote.
  • Be creative and think outside the box.
  • Don’t be afraid to use clever quips when posting to social media. 

What’s your favorite quote? Let me know in the comments below (we read and reply to every comment). If you found this article helpful, check out our full blog for more tips and tricks on everything fixie. Thanks for reading, and stay fixed.

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Written by Bradly Knight

As a native New Yorker, Bradley is no stranger to the fixed gear scene. He’s been riding fixed for over ten years. When he’s not on the bike, you can find him practicing his many hobbies including playing guitar, video production, and photography.

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