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Bike Names: 103 Cool + Funny Bicycle Nicknames Revealed

For many cyclists, their bike is their pride and joy, the love of their life, and represents far more to them than just a frame and two wheels.

As such, it’s common (and fun) for people to give nicknames to their bicycles. Some are cute and represent how much they love their bike, others are funny puns on the speed or condition of their ride, and some are just downright cool.

Of course, there are plenty of synonyms for the word bike that you can use when talking about bicycles more generally, but we love to see all the personal names people give their individual bikes.

When we ran a survey to find out what people like to call their bicycles, we were blown away by just how creative cyclists get when choosing a nickname for their bike.

So, to celebrate all the wonderful names people give their beloved bicycles, we’ve made a list of all the funny, cool, and creative nicknames for bicycles.

Bicycle Nicknames

People give their bicycle nicknames for all sorts of reasons. If you have several bikes it can help to distinguish them if they all have cool names, if you’re super proud of your bike and want to celebrate it then giving it a name sets it above the rest, but it’s also just fun to give things nicknames.

Some nicknames can be deeply personal – named after a family member who loved cycling, for example – others can be funny and poke fun at a less-desirable aspect of your bike (such as its weight, rustiness or garish colour).

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If you ask us, we think every bike should have a nickname. Whether it’s a folding bike you use to commute to work, a MAMIL-worthy speed demon you enter into all your local time-trial races, or a rusty bike you’ve had in your shed for decades but just don’t have the heart to abandon, it deserves a name which makes it stand out from the rest.

In this piece, we’ll through the many, many ideas our readers have had for nicknames for their bikes, as well as our favourite funny, cool and creative bike nicknames from across the internet.

Bicycle Name Ideas

There are so many options for bicycle nicknames – really, the list is endless – so it’s a great idea to choose something that means something to you, makes you laugh, or makes you think fondly of the bike that (hopefully) reliably carries you around on all your adventures.

We’ve got more than 100 bicycle name ideas to share with you here, some of which have come from our very own readers, to help you get started. There are names for fast bikes, slow bikes, commuter bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, e-bikes – really, every single kind of bike – and we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that you love.

So, whether you need to give your bicycle a nickname to distinguish it from others in your collection, you think it would be funny to give it a cool or jokey name, or you just love it so much you think it deserves a unique title, read on to discover some brilliant suggestions.

Coolest Names for Bikes [Top 35]

To kick off our list of bike nicknames, here are some of the coolest. These are great nicknames for people who want to honour their awesome bike with a name that is just as cool as it is, and which reflects its best characteristics – whether that’s colour, speed, style or something else.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 35 coolest nicknames for bikes – some of which come from Discerning Cyclist readers, and others which were inspired by suggestions from cyclists across the world on the web.

  • Silver Stallion
  • The Comet
  • T Rider
  • Thor the Raven
  • Pura Adrenalina
  • Zeus
  • Pegasus
  • Raven
  • Rocketman
  • Siren
  • Shotgun
  • Patriot
  • Black Panther
  • Speedliner
  • Globetrotter
  • Dracarys
  • Jet
  • Phoenix
  • V
  • Firefly
  • Steed
  • Tornado
  • Hawk
  • Bolt
  • Godspeed
  • Storm
  • Athena
  • Harley Quinn
  • Boudicca
  • Luxe
  • Skywalker
  • Goku
  • Axel
  • Blaze
  • Hercules

Funny Bike Names [Top 44]

If you want to give your bike a nickname but don’t want it to be too serious, why not choose from one of our top 44 funny bike names?

Whether your bike is an absolute dream ride or a bit of a hunk of junk that you still can’t help but love, a funny bike nickname can fit the bill. It could be a jokey pop culture reference, a pun on how slow or knackered your bike is, or it could poke fun at the crazy colour or style of your bike.

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However you choose it, a funny bike nickname is bound to be unique, entertaining and memorable.

Here are some of our favourites, as chosen by Discerning Cyclist readers and cyclists across the web.

  • Bumblebee
  • Kermit (ideal for a green bike)
  • The Tank
  • Tequila
  • Archie
  • The Undertaker
  • Broken
  • Fatboy
  • Mike Wazowski
  • Bike Tyson
  • Alan
  • Karen
  • Little Miss Trouble
  • Her Majesty
  • Grease Lightning
  • Mucker
  • Rascal
  • Mule
  • Tina Terner
  • Wheelie Slow
  • Cranky
  • Rusty
  • Bikey
  • Fluffy
  • Dirk
  • Blimpie
  • Tank
  • “You heavy b*****d” (for the weightier bikes)
  • Fat Geoff
  • Billy
  • Dust Devil
  • The Beast
  • Elmo
  • Flash
  • Wheelie Good
  • “Dirty B****” (hilarious if your bike is always getting muddy!)
  • Sir Stinky Frog
  • The Massive
  • Radioactive
  • Little Willie
  • Fluffy
  • Hot Rida
  • Greeny
  • Barry the Brown Brompton Bicycle

Creative Bike Names [Top 24]

Your bike deserves a nickname that you’ve put some time and effort into, so why not get creative when picking a name for your ride?

You can draw inspiration for a creative bike name from all sorts of things. Do you have a memorable ride you once went on with your bike? Can you make a name that’s a pun on your bike’s unique colour? Does your bike remind you of something or someone? Do you have a favourite TV or film character that could also work as a cool bike nickname?

While the best creative bike names come from the heart, here are 24 suggestions to get you started – including some ideas from Discerning Cyclist readers!

  • Kenny (after cyclists Laura and Jason Kenny)
  • Ludwig (after Beethoven)
  • Arthur (a great nickname for a Trek XCaliber)
  • Xtra Ooomph
  • Allons-y (‘let’s go’ in French)
  • Tailwind
  • Road Dust
  • The Flying Englishman (for English-made bikes – you can always change the nationality!)
  • Habibi (meaning ‘beloved’ in Arabic)
  • Pikachu (great for dependable yellow bikes!)
  • Phoenix (for bikes that keep threatening to break but always pull through)
  • Nims (after the mountaineer Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja – great for a powerful mountain bike)
  • Hell’s Angel
  • Popeye
  • Mad Max
  • Chameleon
  • Bugatti (for a speedy bike!)
  • Volt (for an e-bike)
  • Trailblazer
  • Podium (to remind you where you want to finish in your race!)
  • Two-tired
  • Velo-ciraptor
  • Cycopath
  • Cycl-ops

Bike Names List [Top 103]

If you’re not sure whether you’d like a funny, creative or cool bike nickname, have a browse of this comprehensive list of the top 103 bike names across all the categories.

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Feel free to pick one that you love from this list, or you can use our suggestions as inspiration to come up with your own unique nickname – the more creative and personal, the better!

  • Silver Stallion
  • The Comet
  • T Rider
  • Thor the Raven
  • Pura Adrenalina
  • Zeus
  • Pegasus
  • Raven
  • Rocketman
  • Siren
  • Shotgun
  • Patriot
  • Black Panther
  • Speedliner
  • Globetrotter
  • Dracarys
  • Jet
  • Phoenix
  • V
  • Firefly
  • Steed
  • Tornado
  • Hawk
  • Bolt
  • Godspeed
  • Storm
  • Athena
  • Harley Quinn
  • Xtra Ooomph
  • Allons-y (‘let’s go’ in French)
  • Tailwind
  • Road Dust
  • The Flying Englishman (for English-made bikes – you can always change the nationality!)
  • Bugatti (for a speedy bike!)
  • Volt (for an e-bike)
  • Trailblazer
  • Podium (to remind you where you want to finish in your race!)
  • Two-tired
  • Velo-ciraptor
  • Cycopath
  • Cycl-ops
  • Hercules
  • Bumblebee
  • Kermit
  • Flash
  • Wheelie Good
  • “Dirty B****”
  • Sir Stinky Frog
  • The Massive
  • Radioactive
  • Little Willie
  • The Tank
  • Tequila
  • Archie
  • The Undertaker
  • Broken
  • Fatboy
  • Mike Wazowski
  • Bike Tyson
  • Alan
  • Karen
  • Little Miss Trouble
  • Her Majesty
  • Habibi (meaning ‘beloved’ in Arabic)
  • Pikachu (great for dependable yellow bikes!)
  • Phoenix (for bikes that keep threatening to break but always pull through)
  • Nims (after the mountaineer Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja – great for a powerful mountain bike)
  • Hell’s Angel
  • Popeye
  • Mad Max
  • Chameleon
  • Grease Lightning
  • Mucker
  • Rascal
  • Mule
  • Tina Terner
  • Wheelie Slow
  • Cranky
  • Rusty
  • Bikey
  • Fluffy
  • Dirk
  • Blimpie
  • Tank
  • “You heavy b*****d”
  • Fat Geoff
  • Boudicca
  • Luxe
  • Skywalker
  • Goku
  • Axel
  • Blaze
  • Kenny (after cyclists Laura and Jason Kenny)
  • Ludwig (after Beethoven)
  • Arthur (a great nickname for a Trek XCaliber)
  • Billy
  • Dust Devil
  • The Beast
  • Elmo
  • Fluffy
  • Hot Rida
  • Greeny
  • Barry the Brown Brompton Bicycle
Rachael Davis


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Rachael Davis

London’s parks and canal paths are Rachael’s current favourite place to cycle, but having grown up in Norfolk she’s no stranger to a forest track or countryside trail. When she’s not on a bike ride, find her out for a run, at a gig, browsing for fashion or watching films somewhere in the city.