50 Best New Bike Captions & Quotes

Some days we may need to get out of that funk, and those are the days when we need the motivation to get out and ride our bikes! These motivations might come from people we look up to or people that influence our lives. 

Their well-meaning quotes put some perspective into our lives and can significantly change how we approach our bike rides: whether through a momentary escape or a casual zen ride! 

Here are the best bike quotes and captions for your new bike or just for someone who loves to cycle – we have compiled famous biking personalities who have vast experiences both in life and in the sport.

The Best New Bike Quotes & Captions

Quotes like these are good mantras to get out there and ride as much as possible! 

Todd Downs

1. “The more you work on your bike, the more you learn about it and the better it runs.”

Todd Downs
Bicycling: Illustrated Bicycle Maintenance
For Road and Mountain Bikes

2. “If you are worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on .”

3. “I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.”

4. “Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining the road “

Lance Armstrong
Road racing cyclist
won seven consecutive Tour de France races from 1999 to 2005

5. “Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.”

6.  “Cyclists live with pain. If you can’t handle it you will win nothing.”

7. “Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.”

Eddy Merckx – The Cannibal
Regarded as the greatest cyclist of all time
Won 11 Grand Tours, 3 World Championships, and all Five Monuments of Cycling
Bernard Hinault

8. “I race to win not to please people.”

9. “Cycling is open to the whole world.” 

10. “I believe there are two periods in life, one for the bike, the other for becoming active on one’s work.”

11. “I have the impression that cycling is no longer a game, but rather an employment ..  a job.” 

Bernard Hinault – The Badger
Former French professional cyclist
Belongs to the best cyclists of all time
Five-time champion in Tour de France
Received the Legion of Honor award in 1986

12. “I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying. “

13. “Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.”

14. “I’m more optimistic about cycling right now than I’ve ever been.”

15. “If people really want to clean the sport of cycling up, all you have to do is put your money where your mouth is.”

Greg LeMond
Regarded as the greatest American cyclist ever
Also regarded as an all-around cyclists of the present era
Three-time winner of Tour de France
Two-time Road Race World Champion
Sam Bennet

16. Early in the season, you’re going into races feeling confident because you’ve done the work and that confidence gives you an extra five or 10 per cent.”

17. “I know I am a good rider, but sometimes I don’t see myself as a big rider. “

Sam Bennett
Irish professional cyclist, road sprinter
Won eight Grand Tour stages

18. “If the hills get too hard, just get off and walk – I’m sure the boys will wait for you!”

Beryl Burton
Most influential name in British cycling
Most successful British Sportswomen of all times
Won 7 world titles, 2 road race championships and 5 track pursuit titles

19. “My strength was that I am more balanced and calmer than most other riders. “

Miguel Indurain – Big Mig
Retired Spanish Road Racing Cyclist
4th man to win the Tour de France  for five times
Marianne Vos

20. “I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.”

21. “I like to sit down, relax, have a cup of coffee on the terrace and read a book. I like to travel around the world – and I’m lucky to see much through cycling.”

Marianne Vos
Dutch Multi-discipline cyclist
World Champion in cyclocross and road racing

22. “In sport you always think the strongest guy should be going for it and getting the best results. The thing is, cycling also has a very important team aspect, which I don’t think that a lot of people fully grasp. “

Chris Froome
Kenyan-born British cyclist
Four-time winner of Tour de France
Peter Sagon

23. “I do it like Forrest Gump. When they told him to run, he ran. When they tell me to win, I win.”

24. “I expected that I’d have to do a lot of training, cycling, and winning. I didn’t expect I’d have to do a lot of interviews.”

25. “If I want to win, I have to be able to compete. And if I want to compete, I have to train.”

26. “This is a curious anomaly that cycling has: an individual sport that is practiced as a team.”

Peter Sagon
Slovak road racer
Regarded as one of cycling’s greatest talents
Won prestigious world and European championships

27. “Cycling is suffering.”

28. “Ride your bike, Ride your bike, Ride your bike.”

Fausto Coppi – Il Campionissimo
All-around racing cyclist
Best international cyclist before and after WWII

29. “Whoever still can’t put one and one together about what happened in cycling is beyond my help. “

Jan Ullrich
German professional road bicycle racer
Silver and gold medalist in 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney
Jens Voigt

30. “Cycling is not rocket science.”

31. “Every time I race, I will race so fiercely my legs cry.”

Jens Voigt
former professional road bicycle racer
NBC sports analyst and reporter for cycling
Five-time winner of Criterium International
Two-time stage wins for Tour de France

32. “I had to put it on the line, but it was my Tour to win and mine to lose.”

33. “As I see it, I’m just getting better and better as a rider – physically and mentally. I’m as motivated as I ever was. I enjoy it as much as I ever did. When you’re a good rider on a good day, the bike doesn’t rattle and bounce. You’re smooth. Even if it’s rough you can find a way to make the bike float. “

Cadel Evans
Australian former professional mountain bike and road racing cyclist
Four-time Olympian
Tour de France winner in 2011
Fabian Cancellara

34. “Every race is a war. Every race is a fight. If you don’t go into every event with that belief, you will never achieve your goals.”

35. It all happened so fast. Someone slammed the brakes and there was no way to go, just straight into it.

36. I was not using the gears I usually do for time trials – it was either hard [gear] to pedal, or really low [gear] to pedal; [that] was something special today.

Fabian Cancellara
Professional road racing cyclist
Swiss cycling executive and businessman

37. “You push the limits and you find out where the limits are. “

Taylor Phinney
Retired American road racing cyclist
Three-time Olympian
Two-time world champion

38. “It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities. “

Kristin Armstrong
Most U.S. women’s cyclist of all time
Best time-trialist in sports history
Three-time Olympic Gold medalist
Two-time world champion & six US national championships

39. “I am kind of like a diesel. It is the cyclist in me. “

Clara Hughes
Canadian cyclist and speed skater
Great Philanthropist
Olympic medalist 
Jacques Anquetil

40. “You can’t ride the Tour de France on mineral water.”

41. “You’d have to be an imbecile or hypocrite to imagine that a professional cyclist who rides 235 days a year can hold himself together without stimulants.”

42. “There are no races. Only lotteries.”

Jacques Anquetil
French road racing cyclist
First five-time Tour de France winner

43. I work as hard as I can to achieve my goals. I have steadily improved year after year by working harder and training smarter over the long haul. The only way to get better is to work harder. This doesn’t guarantee a win, but it sure does improve your chances.

George Hincapie
Retired professional road racer
won two  world medals in the junior professional rank
Three-time champion to the U.S. National Road Race Championships
Competed 17 times in Tour de France

 44. “Real heroes are others, those who have suffered in their soul, in their heart, in their spirit, in their mind, for their loved ones. Those are the real heroes. I’m just a cyclist.”

45. “Good is something you do, not something you talk about. Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket.”

46. “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
Italian Cycling legend
Two-time winner of Tour de France
Saves many lives of Jewish people through his sporting fame
Stephen Roche

47. “In cycling, you can put all your money on one horse.”

48. “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.”

49. “While it is a very hard and sometimes very cruel profession, my love for the bike remains as strong now as it was in the days when I first discovered it. “

50. “I am convinced that long after I have stopped riding as a professional I will be riding my bicycle.”

Stephen Roche
Former professional road racing cyclist
Won the Triple Crown, Tour de France and Giro d’ Italia
World road race champion – Rainbow Jersey

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