20 of the Greatest Cycling Quotes

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We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cycling quotes, some funny, some motivational, and some are just plain awesome.  Did we miss any good ones?

1) “Every time I see and adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”  -H.G. Wells, novelist

2) “Learn to ride a bicycle.  You will not regret it if you live.” -Mark Twain, novelist

3) “As long as I breathe, I attack.”  - Bernard Hinault, 5-time winner of the Tour de France

4) “It never gets easier, you just go faster.” – Greg LeMond, 1st American winner of the Tour de France

5) 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, The Science Guy

6) “The bicycle riders drank much wine, and were burned and browned by the sun.  They did not take the race seriously, except among themselves.” -Ernest Hemingway, novelist

7) “Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.” – Grant Peterson, bicycle designer

8) “When I’m on the bike I’m a gladiator.  I want to kill my opponents, physically and mentally.  When you see that you can, you have to do so.” – Fabian Cancellara on bike racing, Cyclesport

9) “Shut up legs.  Do what I tell you to do.”

-Jens Voigt, professional cyclist

10) “Cyclists live with pain.  If you can’t handle it, you will win nothing.” -Eddy Merckx, cycling’s all-time winningest champion

11) “Bicycles are the indicator species of a community, like shellfish in a bay.” ~ P. Martin Scott

12) “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” ~ John Howard

13) “Cyclers see considerable 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

14) “Never use your face as a brake pad.” ~ Jake Watson

15) “You don’t suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bicycling.” ~Greg LeMond

16) “Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” ~ H.G. Wells

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

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

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

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

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