Maybe you’re teaching your kid to ride a bike. Or perhaps they long-ago ditched the training wheels are are crazy about cruising around the cul-de-sac. Who knows? You might be a pro cyclist in the making. No matter what brought you here, it’s safe to say someone in your household is going to enjoy unwinding with this collection of bike coloring pages. Not only do they speak to one of your favorite pastimes, but they’re also full of nostalgic feels. Who doesn’t have fond memories from growing up of pedaling around on an old Huffy or Schwinn?
Another perk of these free printables? They say that coloring is good for your mental health. So, while it may seem silly, taking the time to sit down and color inside the lines (or outside, you do you) is actually worth it. And it’s something you can do with your kids, too, making it a win-win situation for everyone. According to the Cleveland Clinic’s clinical psychologist Scott M. Bea, PsyD, the act of coloring relaxes your brain because it refocuses attention to the paper in front of you. “In this way, it is very much like a meditative exercise,” he says.
For some people, coloring is even more relaxing because you really can’t mess it up — any mistake you make is just part of the process. Basically, the stakes are low when it comes to coloring, yet the rewards are high. In fact, once you finish these bicycle beauties, you might just want to cruise on over to our other sports-themed collections, including soccer coloring pages, basketball coloring pages, football coloring pages, hockey coloring pages, baseball (and softball) coloring pages, and gymnastics coloring pages.
Free Printable Bike Coloring Pages
Bike Page No. 1
Pretend you’re training for the Tour de France — which, in case you didn’t realize, was established in 1903 — while filling in this guy’s pro bike helmet. And speaking of pros, did you know Austrian racing cyclist Markus Stöckl rode his bike down a volcano hill in 2011? His bike went 102 miles per hour. Talk about a hot rod!
Bike Page No. 2
Bicycles haven’t always been called bicycles. That term comes from the French word “bicyclette.” Before it, these pieces of riding equipment were known as velocipeds. Which, if you’re asking us, sounds a lot cooler.
Bike Page No. 3
This bike coloring page is super-cute and still simple to color, all at the same time. We say start with the bow and let the color scheme come to you after that. Or you could model her after a beloved cartoon character from the ’80s or ’90s, like Strawberry Shortcake.
Bike Page No. 4
If you need another reason to start biking more, consider this: It’s roughly 20 times cheaper to maintain a bike than it is to maintain a car. Bicycles are an effective tool used to protect the environment, helping to save over 238 million gallons of gas each year. There are currently more than a billion bikes being used in the world.
Bike Page No. 5
Are these mountains snowy or lush and green? Up to you and your family to decide. And if you want to add a little history to the cycling convo, did you know bikes were first brought to China in the 1800s? Now there are more than two billion sold in the country!
Bike Page No. 6
You might think the wheels on children’s bicycles are small, but they’ve got nothing on the smallest bicycle ever made. It had wheels the size of silver dollars!
Bike Page No. 7
This biker needs some serious color to match his riding stance. Have you ever wondered about the modern history of cycling as a sport? Well, this popular pastime became competitive during the late 19th century in England.
Bike Page No. 8
Tandem bikes are designed so multiple people can ride at the same time. Fascinating fact? The longest tandem bicycle seated 35 people and was over 65-feet long.
Bike Page No. 9
After you color in all this bike riding gear, you can cut the components out and turn them into stickers using a glue stick and some sticker paper.
Bike Page No. 10
This guy is having way too much fun riding his bike. Perhaps it’s John Boyd Dunlop who, in 1887, made one of the bicycle’s most important discoveries: The pneumatic tire. Dunlop doesn’t get credit for inventing the bike, though. That distinction goes to Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun, who fashioned the first bike in 1816 from wood. It looked a lot like a scooter!