How to Date A Cyclist

So you met someone and you want to go on a bike date. How do you make it a good bike date? Well, there are a few important things you should know.

First of all it helps if you can both bike in the same direction at the same time on the same side of the street:

How to Date a Cyclist

Of course, just like biking near cars, communication is key. Just because your both going the same direction as another cyclist doesn’t mean you’re “having a moment.” It helps to communicate if it’s a date from the start.

How to Date a Cyclist

It also helps if you both stop at the same time. One trick that will help is to learn your traffic signals.

How to Date a Cyclist

Also, in moments of passion, kickstands can be very helpful. Unless you like a bit of added dramatic flair.

How to Date a Cyclist

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  • John h February 9, 2012   Reply →

    Good advice just before Valentines day. =)

  • NHcycler February 9, 2012   Reply →

    Well, well, that last drawing suggests that “Vanilla Icette” may have been successful after all!

  • InvisibleHand February 9, 2012   Reply →

    Some great thoughts BikeyFace.

    If this happened more often there would be more cyclists! I’m still wondering whether “bicycle” dating would lead to more or less people wearing lycra …

  • Shebicycles February 9, 2012   Reply →

    Now I know the *real* reason to stop on red. ;). Great post!

  • Richard Masoner February 9, 2012   Reply →

    I don’t suggest the Bicycle Bungee for bike dates. It can end badly.

    • John h February 10, 2012  

      At first I thought this product was crazy, but after watching the video it seems rather interesting. Like a bicyclist on a dog leash.

  • Dennis February 9, 2012   Reply →

    I rode behind her, around midnight. The streetlights casting rolling shadows through her spokes. Each light’s shadow would pass her in the silence of the night. It was almost completely still around us, as if we were alone in this world. Just the sound of the freewheels and pedaling, as we meandered our way through the darkened city. Her soft brown hair would move in the breeze, and I could almost catch the scent of her. My dynamo light would flicker, and create reflections in her stainless fender. I needed this very moment to last forever. I fell in love three times that night. With her, with my city, and with our first of many bicycle dates together.

  • PAolo February 9, 2012   Reply →

    On the other hand:
    In a recent survey of 5000 Bicycling magazine readers, 50% of men and 58% of women said that—if pressed to choose between sex or bikes—they’d pick the bikes:

    • Lovely Bicycle! February 9, 2012  


    • April February 9, 2012  

      Oh god. I hope I never have to make that decision.

  • Lovely Bicycle! February 9, 2012   Reply →

    That is so true about kickstands being useful in the grip of passion!

  • Matt the Scruffy Mechanic February 9, 2012   Reply →

    Helmet bonk! I’ve actually had that happen to me.

  • April February 9, 2012   Reply →

    Kissing at red lights is SO FUN. And I, too, have experienced the “helmet bonk.”

    Another fun game is to try to pinch your mate’s butt while riding.

  • GRJim February 9, 2012   Reply →

    Third panel looks like girl-on-girl. Porn or love? I don’t judge.

    Boys and girls, listen up: there is a numbing effect of stooped over, hard saddled, boy smashing, lycra corraling, no perineal channel saddle riding. Please plan a “return to civilian life” accordingly.

    A woo is a terrible thing to waste.

    Also, who is this flirty girl? Around here the gals and guys do the stop light zombie.

  • Txarli February 9, 2012   Reply →

    Hi, May I translate the drawings in this post into Spanish for publication here ?

    • bikeyface February 10, 2012  

      Like subtitles or actually alter the image? Subtitles would be fine, I’d prefer images not be altered. Thanks!

    • Txarli February 10, 2012  

      Ok. It will go “as is”, then. After all, the hardest word is “yup” :-)

      It should be up in a few days. Thanks.

  • winterdancer February 10, 2012   Reply →

    Very sweet – Over here on the eastern side of the Atlantic, a ‘Bonk’ is a WHOLE lot more than just bumping helmets – so I’ve looked at that last pic thinking they’re thinking of ‘going all the way/home run(?)’ :-)

  • Dave H February 10, 2012   Reply →

    Bonk (n) 1) (the) blood sugar deficiency when cycling often cured by use of banana
    2) (a) sexual congress often assisted by use of a banana.

    Bonking (v) action relating to 2)

    Hitting the bonk – the alternative version for 1)

    Also misheard quotation from Henry Ford – or could history well be bonk!

  • Anna R. February 10, 2012   Reply →

    When husband leaves for his winter rides, he’ll kiss me goodbye THROUGH his balaclava. how romantic. :)

  • Rebecca February 14, 2012   Reply →

    Kissing while riding can result in tooth fractures. Very expensive. Be warned.

  • Rick Vosper February 14, 2012   Reply →

    When you said “How to Date A Cyclist,” I thought you a way to tell how old we are. It’d be like counting tree rings. Or chain rings. You know, one ring for a young hipster. Two rings for a Twentysomething. And three rings for us old guys who can’t make it up the hills anymore.

  • FossilFishy February 15, 2012   Reply →

    I didn’t get down on one knee to propose to my wife because we were both holding up our bikes. Kickstands FTW!

  • Phoebe February 15, 2012   Reply →

    Love the sound bubbles in that last panel. Yup. :^)

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