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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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… Read more »

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!



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

Lovely Bicycle!

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

Matt the Scruffy Mechanic

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


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.