Cycling is a popular hobby, sport, workout, mode of transportation, and form of entertainment. From kids to seniors, cycling is enjoyable for everyone. Even celebrities and well-known influential people get in on the fun and exercise that cycling provides. Here's just a few that are largely involved in the cycling community.
Just as many people of the era, Albert Einstein rode his bicycle nearly everywhere. Not only a mode of transportation, Einstein believed cycling promoted a positive attitude and productive physical activity. In fact, he credited many of his theories to his meditative time on his bike.
Mahatma Gandhi was a cyclist his entire life. The world influencer used it to get around local villages, to exercise, and as a source of pleasure. In his younger days, Gandhi rode roughly 8 kilometers each day to work, in addition to the miles he rode for his political and humanitarian endeavors.
Though he may not be as competitive as some other celebs, Senator John Kerry has been cycling for years. He's even cycled with some of the top professionals in the industry. Even with age, Kerry still rides frequently and uses cycling to stay fit and have fun.
She may be glamorous and wealthy, but that doesn't stop J. Lo from being an avid cyclist. She is often seen riding bikes around NYC and has raced in multiple triathlons.
For years, Matt Damon has been cycling both with his family and competitively. Devoted to staying fit and with a true love for bicycling, Matt even completed the Cape Argus Cycle Tour in South Africa alongside his brother. The daunting event stretches 68 hard miles.
Mostly known for being Princess Kate's sister, Pippa is a popular figure all over the world. Not only can you see her cycling about town, but you'll also catch her at various bike races and triathlons. Pippa even came to the U.S. to raise money by cycling across the country.
Mr. Dempsey is dreamy and fit, as a highly-passionate cyclist. Not just for fun, Patrick cycles competitively and even started his own cycling event, called the Dempsey Challenge. This distance-race helps raise money for Central Maine Medical Center's The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing.
Celebrities or public figures may live a life of luxury and busy schedules, but they are still people who enjoy the same things as everyone else. These individuals should be appreciated for using their notoriety to not only raise awareness to the world of cycling but to promote the welfare of worthy, charitable causes as well. It should inspire you to get out and share their passion for cycling as well!