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24 Motivational Cycling Quotes to Inspire You for the Best Buddies Challenge

There’s just over 10 months to go until the Best Buddies Challenge, but there’s no better time to start training for a cycle ride that pushes your current boundaries than now.

Some dedicated MTeamers tackle the 100 mile ride each year; others take on the 50 mile ride; and quite a few others enjoy riding 20 miles. Whichever ride you’re training to complete in May 2020, it’s always great idea to ride consistently throughout the year, ramping up your efforts as you feel comfortable with your current accomplishments.

 
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We’ll be checking in with some more specific tips in the coming weeks and months, but in the meantime, we hope you feel inspired by these motivational cycling quotes!

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

“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

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

“Your bike is discovery; your bike is freedom. It doesn't matter where you are, when you're on the saddle, you're taken away.” - Doug Donaldson

 
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“[Commuting by bicycle is] an absolutely essential part of my day. It’s mind-clearing, 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

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

“Ever bike? Now that's something that makes life worth living!...Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when you're going to smash up. Well, now, that's something! And then go home again after three hours of it...and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again!” - Jack London

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” - H.G. Wells

“Training is like fighting with a Gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the Gorilla is tired.” - Greg Henderson

 
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“The bicycle saves my life every day. If you've ever experienced a moment of awe or freedom on a bicycle; if you've ever taken flight from sadness to the rhythm of two spinning wheels, or felt the resurgence of hope pedalling to the top of a hill with the dew of effort on your forehead; if you've ever wondered, swooping down bird-like down a long hill, if the world was standing still; if you have ever, just once, sat on a bicycle with a singing heart and felt like an ordinary human touching the gods, then we share something fundamental. We know it's all about the bike.” - Robert Penn

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

“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.” - Greg LeMond

“For those who race, there’s no better sensation than being on top of your gear making mountains feel like flat roads. Cycling throws up plenty of obstacles, unknown territory, high speed split-second considerations. Where to next? What’s around the next corner? Who cares? You’re flyin’!” - Cadel Evans

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

 
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“My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.” - Peter Golkin

“Cycling is my ideology, a system of thought based on purity and economy of motion, kindness to the environment and drop handlebars, and I want to convert others.” - Robert Hanks

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

“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

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

 
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“You can’t get good by staying home. If you want to get fast, you have to go where the fast guys are.” – Steve Larsen

“After a long day on my bicycle, I feel refreshed, cleansed, purified. I feel that I have established contact with my environment and that I am at peace. On days like that I am permeated with a profound gratitude for my bicycle … What a wonderful tonic to be exposed to bright sunshine, drenching rain, choking dust, dripping fog, rigid air, punishing winds!” - Paul de Vivie

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

“A bicycle is a bit like a guitar in that they are both inert objects that only come alive and flourish when put in contact with a human being. Both have the ability to concentrate the mind. Just as when you are performing, you tend to lose yourself when you are on the bike. For those precious hours that you are in the saddle, nothing else matters except the bike and the road ahead.” - Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp

“When your legs scream stop and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it in there” – Chris McCormack

Feeling inspired? We’re welcoming new cyclists to the MTeam for 2020!