Seeing Kevin Bacon on a bicycle during Quicksilver is something that no cyclist could forget. It was 1986 and he made cycling look good, like really good. But seeing stars riding bicycles is something that the average person doesn’t get to do. New York City residents can walk the streets with their eyes wide open every day and never spot a celebrity on a bike. However, it seems as though whenever a big star chooses to cycle instead of hope in their limousine some of the paparazzi takes notice. For cyclists this is a great thing. The more attention we are able to garner around the sport of cycling the better. Celebs can make cycling look as glamorous as possible and, with any luck, this will only play within our plan to raise awareness and improve the rights of cyclists throughout the nation.

There is something very relatable and humbling about seeing movie stars and other famous people riding around on bicycles. Before we jump into our list of the top celebrities most recently spotted cycling around their respective cities, take a look at this glorious trailer for Quicksilver, and if you haven’t seen the movie yet, Kevin Bacon is calling your name:

The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon connects to some killer cycling tricks. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s jump into a list of the most exciting 20 famous people who pay their respect to two wheels:

  1. Robin Willams
  2. Barrack Obama
  3. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell – for those who aren’t familiar)
  4. Patrick Dempsey (even McDreamy enjoys a cycle now and again)
  5. Matt Damon
  6. Seth Meyers
  7. Beyonce
  8. Jake Gyllenhaal
  9. Louis C.K.
  10. Leonardo DiCaprio
  11. Miley Cyrus
  12. Jessica Alba
  13. Kate Beckinsale
  14. Jessica Biel
  15. Prince Charles
  16. Jennifer Aniston
  17. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  18. Will Ferrell
  19. Drew Barrymore
  20. Natalie Portman

While this list could go on and on, we’ll stop at 20 celebs. Seeing famous people riding bicycles offers an incredibly humanizing joy. Sure, it’s exciting to see these people jump on their private jets and fly to France, but it’s also thrilling to see them doing things just like we do. As cycling’s popularity continues to soar, we look forward to new celebs rocking two wheels and, more importantly, raised awareness and respect for cyclists around the globe.