100 Great Mountain Biking Quotes

We mountain bikers love the glorious adventurous MTB culture we immerse ourselves in, so I thought today in celebration of that I’d put together a collection of 100 quotes relating to mountain biking, and bikes in general. Enjoy!

  1. “Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” – Charles M. Schulz
  2. “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the ride.”
  3. “The best views come after the hardest climbs.”
  4. “Mountain biking: the untold path is the best one.”
  5. “You can’t be sad while riding a mountain bike.”
  6. “In every real man, a child is hidden that wants to play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. “Ride it like you stole it.”
  8. “Shifting gears, shifting perspectives.”
  9. “The mountain is calling, and I must ride.”
  10. “No shortcuts. Make your own trail.”
  11. “Ride more, worry less.”
  12. “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
  13. “To bike, or not to bike: that is not a question.”
  14. “Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” – Eddy Merckx
  15. “Conquer the hill, conquer yourself.”
  16. “Every ride is a new adventure.”
  17. “Turn it off, ride it out, live it up.”
  18. “One more hill, one more thrill.”
  19. “Riding is about rhythm and flow. It’s the wind in your hair, the thrill in your heart.”
  20. “Life’s tough. Get a helmet.”
  21. “When in doubt, pedal it out.”
  22. “Pain is temporary, but your finishing time on Strava is forever.”
  23. “A bad day on a mountain bike always beats a good day in the office.”
  24. “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl
  25. “Let the trail set you free.”
  26. “The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems.”
  27. “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
  28. “Keep the rubber side down.”
  29. “Nature is cheaper than therapy, and you get a free ride.”
  30. “Sometimes the best way to find yourself is to get lost on a mountain bike.”
  31. “Your bike is a discovery; your bike is freedom.”
  32. “A mountain bike is your ticket to freedom and adventure.”
  33. “Hills are just a mindset; they don’t have to be a struggle.”
  34. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep pedaling.”
  35. “A bike ride may not solve your problems but it will distract you from them.”
  36. “The best routes are the ones you haven’t ridden yet.”
  37. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”
  38. “Bikes take you places cars cannot.”
  39. “Find joy in the journey and excitement in the exploration.”
  40. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers
  41. “On a bike, no one ever asks, ‘Are we there yet?'”
  42. “Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist. The friendship and camaraderie you have with other cyclists … to a cyclist, it was the be-all and end-all of your life.” – Tommy Godwin
  43. “Pedal as though you are going to save the planet.”
  44. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single pedal stroke.”
  45. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.”
  46. “I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days.”
  47. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman
  48. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  49. “The only bad bike ride is the one you didn’t do.”
  50. “Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” – Eddy Merckx
  51. “The bicycle saves my life every day. If you’ve ever experienced a moment of awe or freedom on a bicycle, you know exactly what I’m talking about.” – Doug Donaldson
  52. “It never gets easier, you just go faster.” – Greg LeMond
  53. “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.”
  54. “The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” – Maimonides
  55. “Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love.” – Johan Museeuw
  56. “To endure is greater than to dare.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
  57. “The race is won by the rider who can suffer the most.” – Eddy Merckx
  58. “The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you’ll crash.” – Julie Furtado
  59. “Cycling is not a sport, it’s a lifestyle.”
  60. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” – William Blake
  61. “A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke.” – Scott Stoll
  62. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bike and that’s pretty close.”
  63. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
  64. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  65. “You are one ride away from a good mood.”
  66. “The only thing better than a mountain biker is a lot of mountain bikers.”
  67. “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” – John Howard
  68. “Life is short. Don’t waste it being a crappy bike rider.”
  69. “There is nothing, absolutely nothing, quite so worthwhile as simply messing about on bicycles.” – Tom Kunich
  70. “A mountain bike is like your buddy. A road bike is your lover.” – Sean Coffey
  71. “Your mind is your limit. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
  72. “Adventure is just a pedal away.”
  73. “Climbing may be hard, but it’s easier than growing up.”
  74. “Life’s too short not to go big. Gotta go big.” – Josh Bender
  75. “A good rider on a good trail is poetry in motion.”
  76. “The trail leads not merely north and south, but up to the body, mind, and soul of man.” – Harold Allen
  77. “In cycling, as in life, there is beauty in the struggle.”
  78. “The best therapy has two wheels and a set of trails.”
  79. “A mountain bike is like your passport to the wild.”
  80. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
  81. “Mud, sweat, and gears.”
  82. “The hardest climbs always lead to the best views.”
  83. “Speed is your friend, trust it.”
  84. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single pedal.”
  85. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  86. “Life’s a climb, but the view is great.”
  87. “Embrace the grind.”
  88. “Bicycles are the indicator species of a healthy community.”
  89. “Live life on two wheels.”
  90. “There’s no app to replace your lap: ride.”
  91. “The steeper the climb, the harder the grind, the sweeter the reward.”
  92. “Biking is about rhythm and flow. It’s the wind in your hair and the challenge under your feet.”
  93. “Your bike doesn’t get easier, you just go faster.”
  94. “Riding a bike is not a race, it’s a journey to enjoy each moment.”
  95. “Two wheels move the soul.”
  96. “Cycling is more than a sport, it’s a way of life.”
  97. “The harder you pedal, the faster you can escape reality.”
  98. “In the world of mountains, every day on a bike is a gift.”
  99. “Trails are nature’s way of showing us the best paths to follow.”
  100. “The joy of mountain biking is in the journey, not just the destination.”