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 City.
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 in Toronto.
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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 Men’s Journal.
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.
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.