Biking has become a huge trend for everyone, from all walks of life. Even some of our favorite recording artists or stars of the silver screen enjoy cycling for fun, exercise or transportation. Here, Bike Tour Vacation lists a few popular celebrities who partake in our favorite activity- riding a bike!
Dempsey is probably the celebrity who enjoys biking the most. This “Grey’s Anatomy” star enjoys cycling for fun, exercise and charity! He started the Dempsey Challenge- a bike event that raises money for the Patrick Dempsey Center, which supports individuals and families with cancer. The event includes bike rides with distances of 10, 25, 50, 70 and 100 miles.
The “Friends” star was once a bike messenger in New York City, which she has famously referred to as her “toughest job.” she obviously has a very different job now, but she can still be seen making biking look hip as she whips around New York City, or wherever she happens to be.
This Texas native considers biking to be “alright, alright, alright.” He can be seen biking alone or with fellow Texan, Lance Armstrong, who is both a biking buddy and longtime friend. Even in the wake of the doping scandal that rocked Armstrong’s world, McConaughey eventually defended his buddy, standing by his side during the tough time (though, was, admittedly pissed at first).
U.S. Senator and almost-president John Kerry enjoys cycling. So much so that he has been seen biking with cycling great Jonathan Vaughters (former professional racing cyclist and current manager of the Cannondale Professional Cycling Team) in Colorado.
Spunky singer P!nk (real name: Alecia Moore) is a huge fan of cycling for transportation, exercise and advocacy. She has been quoted talking about how biking is a much better alternative to using horse-drawn carriage (as is popular in New York City). This stance is part of a PETA campaign that the singer is currently involved in.
Byrne, who was once the lead singer of rock band “The Talking Heads” is a huge advocate of biking- so much so, that he wrote a book about it! In 2009, he published “Bicycle Diaries.” And his love for biking hasn’t fallen off, he has since been quoted saying: “There’s a certain amount of freedom involved in cycling,” in an interview with The Guardian. “You’re self-propelled and decide exactly where to go.”
George W. Bush
Our former president enjoys biking so much that he implemented it to be used for a cause that is near and dear to his heart. He created the Warrior 100k as part of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. The bike ride is in solidarity with and appreciation for the sacrifice of those who have served our country and supports organizations that honor America’s veterans.