Whether they live in New York or Los Angeles, plenty of celebrities
like to ride a bike instead of being chauffeured around. It’s good for the
environment, it keeps you in shape, and it can also be a lot of fun.
Find out more about celebrities who love cycling, whether
they use Citibikes or vintage bicycles. From Leonardo DiCaprio and Jared Leto
to Naomi Watts and acclaimed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, here are the
stars who like to ride bicycles.
The actor has been photographed by the paparazzi on bicycles
plenty of times, and he even convinced Blake Lively to try them when the two
dated in 2011. Leo has his own bicycle, but he also used Citibikes in New York
While yachts remain DiCaprio’s favorite mode of transportation on the sea,
but cyc ing is his favorite option on land.
Few celebrities who love cycling actually had a job as a
bike messenger, but Jennifer Aniston did, before she became famous. The actress
called it her “toughest job”, but she hasn’t let it ruin her love for cycling.
It’s part of her indoors workout routine, but she still takes her bicycle out
on the streets of Los Angeles. She even helped Ellen prank a bike salesman.
The “Suicide Squad” star has also been photographed while
biking in New York City, but you won’t see him on Citibikes. Leto is a proud
owner of a Cinelli track bike. Made in Italy, the bicycle is white and has blue
handles. He’s also been spotted on red bikes. The 43-year-old actor stays in
shape by cycling, and the bicycle is also his favorite mode of transportation
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Some celebrities who love cycling also try to share their
passion with their children. Naomi Watts takes her children to school in New
York City on her bicycle. She was also photographed on a double bicycle with
husband Liev Schreiber and both kids at the same time. Watts always uses a
child seat when taking her kids along for a ride, and they always wear helmets.
The actor has bulked up for plenty of roles, including “Jarhead”
and the upcoming “Southpaw”, and cycling is part of his fitness routine.
Whether he’s on the East Coast or in Los Angeles, Gyllenhaal likes to ride,
without worrying too much about the best looking gear. “I’m not really a
gearhead. With biking, the spirit of it is – whatever you can find,” he told
Even if they started riding for ecological reasons, plenty
of celebrities who love cycling use it as a serious workout. The Queen of Pop
is mostly seen on her bicycle when in Europe, especially in London. Madonna
uses a mountain bike, and she always wears leather biking gloves and keeps her
skin covered to protect it from the sun.
After leaving “Grey’s Anatomy”, Patrick Dempsey will have
even more time to dedicate to biking. The actor told Bicycling Magazine that he
tries to ride more than 100 miles every week. He’s even made cycling part of
his charitable efforts by creating the Dempsey Challenge, with features bike
rides from 10 to 100 miles to raise money for the Patrick Dempsey Center for
Cancer Hope Healing at the Central Maine Medical Center.
Whether she’s on her bike in the U.K. or in the U.S., Kate
Hudson has proven that she’s one of the celebrities who love cycling on both
sides of the Atlantic. The actress prefers hybrid bikes, that are the perfect
compromise between mountain bikes and road ones.
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Known for his roles in “Saved by the Bell” and “Franklin
Bash”, Mark-Paul Gosselaar is very serious about cycling. He doesn’t just
do it for fitness, he also races competitively. He won’t make the Tour de
France anytime soon, but his results are listed on the USA Cycling website.
Dame Vivienne Westwood
The British fashion designer is still one of the celebrities
who love cycling, even though she’s 74. In 2014, Dame Vivienne Westwood participated
in the Cleaner Air Bike Ride, a bike tour of Camden Town, in order to support
green transport and reduce carbon emissions by promoting cycling routes.