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The Art Of Living On The Road: 31 Cool Bike Quotes

by Gloria Louden
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Nothing feels as good as being on the road, nothing with you except your trusty bike. If you ask any bike-head, they’ll tell you the same thing. The love for riding motorcycles is so strong, it’s practically a religion (as you’ll see in the bike quotes below).

Bikes have always been cool. What’s more, people riding them have always had an aura around them that made them inherently different. It made them mysterious, attractive, and hot. As Lorelai Gilmore famously said, “If you’re going to throw your life away for a boy, he better have a motorcycle!”

But here’s the thing — you don’t ride a bike because it’ll make you look cool. You ride a bike because you feel like your soul wouldn’t thrive otherwise. If you don’t understand that sentiment, read a few of my selected best bike quotes below. They will paint a better picture than I could.

31 Best Bike Quotes That Will Make You Itch for the Road

Bike Quotes That Will Remind You of the Thrill of Speed

#1. “Riding a motorcycle is a tribute, a tip of the helmet as it were, to our rugged ancestors who challenge us through the dust of centuries, proof that we have succumbed to the safety nets of civilization.” ― Foster Kinn

#2. “Riding a motorcycle has to be one of the best ways to view, experience, and discover what the world has to offer. On a motorcycle, you have the freedom to ride where and when you want.” ― Peter Hanami

#3. “You are on your own. You are not protected by two tons of steel, rubber, foam padding, and safety glass. Neither are you steering two tons of guided missile toward other cars, people, and property. So if you are prepared to accept the responsibility of your own actions, then motorcycling can be both safe and thrilling. Riding is an art as well as a craft, and no amount of explanation can take the place of experience.” ― Theresa Wallach

#4. “There is a delicate ridge one must ride between fear and reason on a motorcycle — lean too far in either direction, and there will be consequences.” ― Lily Brooks-Dalton

#5. “A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

Inspiring Bike Quotes That Show Biking Is a Way of Living

#6. “Riding a bike is like an art, something you do because you feel something inside.” ― Valentino Rossi

#7. “Riding is my hallowed place.” ― Foster Kinn

#8. “The joy of riding a motorcycle is out of this world. The thrill of riding in the hills and mountains is an opiatic addiction.”― Avijeet Das

#9. “You don’t stop riding when you get old; you get old when you stop riding.” ― Anonymous

#10. “It was only a motorcycle, but it felt like a mode of being.” ― Rachel Kushner

#11. “Animals travel on all fours. Mankind on two. Motorcycling is not a means of transport but an ideology, a nomadic way of life.” ― Amit Reddy

#12. “You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle!” ― Dan Aykroyd

#13. “The perfect man? A poet on a motorcycle.” ― Lucinda Williams

#14. “A bad day on a mountain bike always beats a good day in the office.” ― Anonymous

#15. “Melancholy is incompatible with riding.” ― James E. Starrs

Funny Bike Quotes for Bike-Heads

#16. “Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.” ― Anonymous

#17. “For some of us, riding a motorcycle makes heroin addiction look like strolling to the dessert table at a Sunday brunch.” ― Foster Kinn

#18. “There is something about the sight of a passing motorcyclist that tempts many automobile drivers to commit murder.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

#19. “Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.” ― Anonymous

#20. “When I’m riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive. When I stop riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive.”― Neil Peart

#21. “God didn’t create metal so that man could make paper clips!” ― Harley-Davidson Ad

#22. “Everything looks better from the inside of a motorcycle helmet.” ― Anonymous

#23. “Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly.” ― Hugh Laurie

Bike Quotes That Explain Life on the Road

#24. “The road listens. It believes in you.” ― Foster Kinn

#25. “Motorcycling is not, of itself, dangerous. It’s however, extremely unforgiving of inattention, ignorance, incompetence, or stupidity.” ― Anonymous

#26. “You live more for five minutes going fast on a bike than other people do all their life.” ― Marco Simoncelli

#27. “Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

#28. “My bike is my gym, my wheelchair, and my church all in one. I’d like to ride my bike all day long but I’ve got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way.” ― Bill Walton

#29. “Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavor ― an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy.” ― Jeremy Corbyn

#30. “On a motorcycle, you can’t really think about more than where you are. There’s a freedom that comes with that ― from stress, worry, sweating the small stuff.” ― Laurence Fishburne

#31. “The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true ― the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine ― a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.” ― Antoine Predock

To Conclude

Well, there you have it, folks! I hope all of you (riders and those who only dream of riding) enjoyed my selection. Whenever someone asks me why I think riding bikes is such a thrill, I give them a few of these quotes. Hopefully, they help people understand those of us who are so free-spirited that we need the open road to soothe our souls.

There are a lot of bike quotes out there that inspire new riders and warm the hearts of old ones, and I hope my selection entertained you.

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