Celebrities on Bicycles
Many people seem to have a fascination with the rich and famous. We thought we would investigate what happened when you cross famous and bicycling. The results are below. (We are sorry that this is so USA-centric.) Does seeing or knowing that celebrities bicycle make you want to bicycle more? Is there a difference between those who bicycle for health and the environment and those who seem to be mostly "cycle chic." ('Cycle chic' is the new rage in the West - it can't match the decades of Vietnamese school girls cycle chic, see http://tinyurl.com/mv836c.) We are sure there are many celebrities that we have missed (throughout the world). If you have suggestions for the list please let us know.
Jessica Alba (actress) can bicycle chic to the boutique. (left)
Susan B. Anthony (change agent) "Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I
think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It
gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every
time I see a woman ride by on a wheel...the picture of free, untrammelled
LilyAllen (singer/song writer) incorporates bicycles into her songs and album art. Her sweet voice and upbeat tempos cover some gritty messages..
Lance Armstrong (bicyclist) won the Tour-de-France seven times.
Pamela Anderson (actress) rides a pink cruiser bicycle. (left)
Jennifer Aniston (actress) worked as a bicycle messenger before she became a
celebrity and still bicycles. (right)
Andy Baldwin (actor) competes in triathlons. (left)
Kate Beckinsale (actress) family cyclist. (near right)
Beyonce (singer) is known to ride regularly on her days off (far right)
Jessica Biel (actress) cruisers along on a cruiser. (right)
Andrew Bird (singer/song-writer) tours with a bicycle and an environmental mission. (right)
Pierce Brosnan (actor) neighborhood-type rider.
Joy Bryant (actress) rides a folding bike. (left)
Gisele Bundchen (actress) is a great looking mountain biker. (right)
George W. Bush (politician) former President of the United States bicycled regularly (left)
David Byrne (musician) former Talking Heads front man, bicycle rack designer extraordinaire and bicycle commuting since the late 1970's. (left)
Ron Claiborne (correspondent, ABC News) is a touring cyclist.
David Clowney (NFL football player) rides a bike to football training camp. (right)
Monique Coleman (actress) competes in triathlons. (left)
Stewart Copeland (drummer of rock group Police) (photo below with Sting and
Russell Crowe (actor) (left)
Jon Cryer (actor) competes in triathlons.
Alan Cumming (actor)
Miley Cyrus (singer) is a regular recreational cyclist even after she got her drivers license. (right)
Richard Daley (Mayor, Chicago IL) helping to create a more bicycle-friendly Chicago.
Matt Damon (actor) is the stoker for his brother on a tandem.
Bertrand Delanoë (Mayor, Paris, France) lead a dramatic change in the environment for bicycling in Paris.
Patrick Dempsey (actor) wants to accomplish two things with his ride this fall: help families fighting cancer and get more people on bikes. (left)
Agyness Deyn (model) bicycle
too (and two) chic. (right, up and down)
Arthur Conan Doyle (writer)
Aimée Ann Duffy (singer) seems most notable for illegal cycling behavior.
Eliza Dushku (actress) competes in triathlons. (left)
Albert Einstein (scientist) said, "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." Early in his schooling at Munich University in Germany, he would take bicycle tours with fellow scientists to contemplate the world at large. And during his final years, while at Princeton University during the early 1950s, when the automobile was the mode of transportation du jour, Einstein chose his trusty steed over any other modern engineering marvels. The photo is of Albert Einstein riding his bicycle in Santa Barbara.
David Feherty (pro-golfer and commentator) said, "Riding is my lifeline, my meditation, and without question one of the main reasons I'm still alive."
Scott Foley (actor) competes in triathlons.
Harrison Ford (actor) (left)
Jorga Fox (actress) regular bicyclist. (right)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (actress) (right)
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (actor) is a lifelong bicyclist and a Cat 3 bicycle racer.
Jake Gyllenhaal (actor) dresses (acts) like a serious road cyclist. (left)
Geri Halliwell (singer for Spice Girls and author) is a stylish casual bicycler. (left)
Jon Hamm (actor) competes in triathlons.
Ben Harper (musician) bicycles with children in tow in a trailer. (right)
Goldie Hawn (actress) gets around on a mountain bike. It is interesting to note that she is one of the few recreational bicycling celebrities on this list that wears a helmet. (right)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (actress) does some cruising on a bike. (left)
John Hickenlooper (Mayor, Denver CO)
Emile Hirsch (actor) bicycles but actually might prefer skateboarding.
Kate Hudson (actress) is a regular bicyclist in Santa Monica, Miami and other towns. (left)
Steve Huison (actor) (right)
Felicity Huffman (actress) and her husband, William H. Macy (actor) compete in triathlons. (left)
Hugh Jackman (actor) is at least a recreational bicyclist.
LaBron James (superstar of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team) use a bicycle to keep in shape in the off-season and to raise money through a bike-a-thon for several youth and urban organizations.
Boris Johnson (politician) Mayor, London, UK, is a great advocate for bicycling. (right)
Angela Joli (actress) and Brad Pitt (actor) bicycles with her kids in a child seats and bike trailer.(left)
Joe Jonas (singer) no evidence of serious cycling. (right)
Dhani Jones (professional football player - Cincinnati Bengals linebacker) is a lifelong bicyclist, fixie rider and environmental activist.
John Kerry (politician) seems to prefer carbon fiber bicycles. (left)
Donald Kohn (economist)Kohn is in many ways the quintessential faceless Washington bureaucrat. When he lived in Virginia, he used to ride to work on a bicycle with the pants of his grey suit tucked into his black socks, parking the bike in the spot in the Fed garage reserved for his car."
Ellie Kinnaird (politician) Senator from North Carolina bicycles at a ribbon breaking. (left)
Anna Kournikova (former tennis star and model) competes in triathlons.
Bobby Labonte (NASCAR driver)
Matt Lauer (TV anchor) is the son of a bicycle-company executive and continues to bicycle.
Lee Ji-sun (Miss Korea 2007) bicycle to to build muscle and shape her legs for the Miss Universe competition. (right)
John Lennon (singer/song writer/musician) "As a kid, I had a dream - I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got the bicycle, I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe in the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bikes in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it in my bed." (left)
Lindsay Lohan (actress) rehabilitates with a casual bicycle ride. (left)
Jennifer Lopez (actress) competes in triathlons. (right)
Demi Lovato (actress) bicycles in the neighborhood. (far right)
Elle MacPherson (model) is bicycle chic in this photo, but also a strong supporter of active transportation.. (left)
William H. Macy (actor) competes in triathlons. (photo with his wife, Felicity Huffman, above)
Madonna (super star) (right)
Joe Maddon (major league baseball coach) bicycles to de-stress and plan for the future.
Ojo Maduekwe (Minister of Transport 2001-03, Nigeria) pedals through the streets of Abuja en route to meetings, with their formal clothes and papers strapped to his rear carrier.
Tobey Maquire (actor) (left)
Matthew McConaughey (actor) hunk and competitor in triathlons. (right)
Eric McCormack (actor) bicycles with his son on a trailer bike. (left)
Matthew Modine (actor and environmental activist) (right)
Heidi Montag likes a mountain bike. (left)
Shemar Moore (actor) trains to bicycle to raise money for MS research. (right)
Iris Murdoch (writer)
Barak Obama (politician and world leader) President of the United States evidently bicycled more when he lived in Chicago -- before moving to Washington, D.C. (left)
Mary Kate Olsen (actress) (right)
Lou Reed (punk poet, visionary rock musician, front man for Velvet Underground). Rock 'n' roll poet who influenced and inspired generations of musicians and artists. His one Top 20 hit, 1972's "Walk on the Wild Side," tops the list, but all are essential listening.
Gwyneth Paltrow (actress) (left)
Anna Paquin (actress) (right, far)
Alexandra Paul (actress) competes in triathlons and Ironman. (right, near)
Katy Perry (singer) not likely to join Neil Peart on one of his international bicycle tours. (right)
Pink (Alicia Moore) (singer) bicycles instead of using a horse drawn carriage, which she is part of a PETA campaign against. (left)
Brad Pitt (actor) (see photo with Angelina Jolie, far right)
Spencer Pratt (actor) Spencer Pratt like to bicycle with Heidi Montag. (right)
Romano Prodi (former Prime Minister, Italy)
Cynthia Rowley (fashion designer, NYC) think bikes are the best way to get around town, whether in New York or any other city.
Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee-Wee Herman (actor) (left)
Zuleyka Rivera (Miss Universe 2006 and Miss Puerto Rico) rode a bicycle through the streets of Mexico City in May, 2007, as part of a campaign by municipal authorities to discourage the use of cars. She also also has a swimsuit so perhaps she will be training to do a triathlons. (left)
Adam Sandler (actor) is a cruiser type cyclist. (right, up)
Liev Schreiber (actor) and Naomi Watts (actress) regularly bicycles in NYC. (left)
Arnold Schwarzennegger (politician) rides on California trails with a posse of
body guards. (right)
Al Sharpton (pastor) is at NYC Critical Mass with a bike. (right)
Russell Simmons (executive, cofounder Def Jam Records) bicycles in NYC. (left)
Tori Spelling (actress) bicycles with her husband and children. (right)
Sting (front man for rock group The Police) (left)
Andy Summers (musician for the rock group The Police) (left)
Tilda Swinton (actress) bicycled for a documentary on the Berlin Wall.
Marshall "Major" Taylor (athlete) was outstanding in several sports and excelled in bicycle racing. Perhaps one of the greatest athletes of all time. (right)
Naomi Watts (actress) uses a trailer to take her child along when she bikes. (shown in photo with Liev Schreiber, above)
H.G. Wells (writer)
Vivienne Westwood (fashion designer) (left)
Robin Williams (actor/comedian) participates in bicycle races. (right, near)
Owen Wilson (actor) seems to make news when he bicycle in any corner of the USA (NY, CA, FL) -- he bikes a lot. (left)
Billy Zane (actor) is a cruiser-bike-no-helmet pedaller. (right, far)
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