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Bicycle Cycling

Personal effort or motivation which gets you somewhere. For many people a bicycle was their first experience of mastering a body skill and gaining greater freedom. In your dream it might therefore represent youthful freedom or enthusiasm without responsibilities, the perseverance and confidence to master a skill, mental balance – confidence – which enables one to achieve ones goals. It could mean facing dangers in learning a skill or confidence or even adolescent sexuality.

Cycling can also refer to the cycles of feeling or mood we pass through. So it can imply that one is experiencing a cycle which you may be trapped in. The way to get out of this cycle is to step back from it using observation, this is like stepping back and not be lost in the emotions or moods. See self-observation and letting things happen

Bicycle race or riding with many other people: Dreams often use this scenario to represent an overall view of your situation in life. It shows how you feel about your place in the human race, whether life is a struggle or pleasure, etc. See: race.

Falling off bike: Losing balance – losing confidence; awkwardness; vulnerability. This could also suggest a problem occurring in your chosen direction, a failure of your energy or ability to achieve.

Flying on bike: The magic of believing in yourself and therefore being able to achieve things that would otherwise be seen as impossible.

Pump: This often seems to link with sex or masturbation as in example.

Example: We walked a bit further and came to a hut beside the road. we laid down behind the hut in some long grass to make love but suddenly I saw a snake and jumped up. It turned out to be only a bicycle pump but by now we were aware of other people nearby and the moment had gone.

The snake and pump in this dream are obvious links with sexual desire.

Riding a bicycle downhill: Taking or facing a risk; being daring; need for care. It might also suggest ‘going downhill’ in the sense of losing advantage, losing the ‘high ground’.

Stolen bicycle: If you are using the stolen bicycle, it suggests a feeling of needing someone else’s skills or confidence’ of not having developed your own initiative or life skills. If you have had your bicycle stolen, then it is a feeling of losing your ability to get on through your own efforts; loss of enthusiasm or confidence.

Example: I was walking up a hill pushing a bicycle. Several other people went by riding theirs but that didn’t worry me. I went on up the hill and could only gasp in wonderment when I got to the top – I could see for miles and everything was in the most wonderful colours you could ever imagine. My first thought was ‘How wonderful God is to create such a beautiful world for us.’ I thanked him then and there. I thought ‘I wonder if it is like this behind me?’ as I looked around, right up close to me was what seemed like a huge black wall. As I looked along the wall, right at the end the marvellous view started, this continued round to the side of me and in the huge expanse in front. I can’t remember any road or pathway going down the hill, onwards. Muriel M.


Muriel’s dream presents what she feels about life when she sees it as a whole. The bicycle and her relationship with others illustrates that she doesn’t see herself achieving as much as others, but this does not perturb her, or rob her of her wonder at life. The black wall suggests that the past, the territory she has already covered, is now gone and only what she lives and creates in this moment is before her.

Example: I am in a bicycle race with many other people. I come to a very long hill. It is difficult and I have to push my bicycle. It takes me until midday. When at the top I meet a lot of family. Then I cycle on, realising that because the road is flat, I can go much further before nightfall than I covered in the morning. Anthony.

Anthony was in his late forties at the time of the dream. It shows him feeling as if the first half of his life has been a long difficult climb. His assessment or intuition of the second half of his life is that it will achieve much more, or cover more ground and he will have more human and warm relationships, represented by his family. The bicycle represents his personal efforts to deal with life and his place in the human race.


Useful Questions and Hints:

Is this depicting my personal effort to move and change in life, or is indicating my life as a whole?

Are other people involved and in what way?

What attitudes or skill are shown in the dream?

Maybe Acting on your dream will help.



-Veronica Kaye 2016-06-04 15:18:15

Hi Tony and Anna!

I had a dream last night of a bicycle, yet I was just looking at it. It was brand new, and had never been ridden. I was in awe of it, it was the coolest looking bike I have ever seen – there were absolutely no right angles or sharp angels, everything was rounded and smooth. It looked almost retro, but it was very futuristic and black. It was in a small showroom. Is there any meaning behind just looking at a bicycle?


-Mariann 2016-07-15 1:23:30

So my bike was stolen a few years ago and I still remember how it looks like.
So in my dream I was riding my bike the one that was stolen. I was riding it past and in the campus of the elementary I attended when I was small. Also when I got off the bike I either holded the handles as I walked or carried the bike primarily using my right arm. As I was walked I saw only a few people I knew.
So thanks if you reply or read it


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-07-17 9:29:47

    Dear Mariann – Unfortunately you do not describe how your dream figure feels when she is riding this bike that was once stolen; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson
    If riding the bike in the campus of the elementary you attended when you were small generates good feelings, then it may be time to consider what happened to your inner child; to her daring and her curiosity that enabled her to learn new things.
    Do you feel that the way this inner child used to express herself is still a part of your being?
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/child/
    Anna :-)


-dog lover 2016-08-10 19:16:27

I was with my husband at a U2 concert. Something was happening there but I do not remember. Then I ended up taking my bicycle (not riding) because I realized one of the handles, where you squeeze the brakes was broken and fell off but could not see it.

I took the bike to the ferry and I was very upset that I lost the handles or they fell off which is weird thing to happen.

Then a lady, working at the ferry, told me the ferry is not leaving any time soon why do not I go and look for my handles…maybe I will find it on the way I came from.

I was like OK so I tracked back my steps leaving the bike on the ferry. I came back after few minutes and the ferry was gone with my bike. I was so angry and yelled at the woman to say you should have told me the exact time the ferry was leaving so I could have come back. I also said something about how expensive my bike was! I told her it was actually cheaper than it was and said it was like $300 to $400 when in reality and in the dream I knew it was over $500. She looked hurt and I was embarrassed. So I apologized and said I am sorry about that. I should have asked when the ferry was leaving so I could have come back on time. I was also feeling a bit angry at my husband for not helping me look for the handles.

This dream was so vivid, I woke up feeling it actually happened.

What to make.

The night before. I dreamed about having a torn blouse (beige colour) and one of my co-worker saying something like I should not buy cheap clothes. (I was not wearing it. it was on a table and my coworker and I were looking at it)

I feel they are related.


-diwakar bisht 2016-09-24 14:32:00

Hi tony,

my mom previous night saw my younger brother leaving home in a bicycle with his clothes and some important documents. is this any related with his life.



    -Tony Crisp 2016-09-26 11:51:12

    Diwakar – I doubt very much that your mothers dream was about your younger brother. Most of our dreams are a reflection of what is taking place in the mind and feelings of the dreamer. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/questions-2/#Summing

    Such dreams of the son often occur when a child is becoming independent. It can occur as soon as the child starts school, persisting until the mother finds a new attitude. But also at any time when the child shows signs of becoming independent. A mother has spent year of her life caring for and hoping for her child, and it is difficult to let them go. Part of the problem is that their whole life was built around such care, and what will take its place.



-Hannah 2016-10-03 15:30:55


I had a dream last night that was really strange – try and stay with me here.

I was a stripper with 3 other of my friends but we didn’t work in a strip club. It was in some sort of town hall and it was for a mans 83rd birthday. Then I remember trying to get into an Irish bar but they told me i was underage, I showed him my ID and he told me it was fake. I found a BMX and then decided to ride it. I was riding really fast on the motorway, overtaking the cars and then out of nowhere a white van appeared driving the other way and hit into a car causing a huge crash. Neither of the people that were in the crash were injured but they were both smoking a cigarette. It was a man driving the white van the wrong way and he was angry and shouting at the lady driver who was involved in the crash even though it was his fault.

This has to be one of the oddest dreams I have ever had…


-Vinay totla 2016-10-17 16:42:49

I keep getting a dream in which I see myself riding a bicycle with height of almost 3 floors and when I look down a sudden fear grips me as to how I would get down from the bicycle


-Jovana 2016-10-20 8:25:56

I had a dream last night I was riding bike. I was riding through forest and there was another road parallel with mine. On that another road my ex-boyfriend was riding bike too. We were trying to see each other through trees between our roads. and at the end, our roads become one road, there is no trees between anymore and we were happy because finally we can see each other. All the time in dream we were leading over bikes and riding fast until our roads merge into one.
I had that dream last night and we broke up three days ago.


-Punkin Pace 2016-11-02 16:35:32

My son had a dream that my ex, his deceased father and I were riding bikes. His father offered him a bike, but it was broken. What does this mean?


    -Tony Crisp 2016-11-04 11:40:50

    Punkin – First, I am guessing that the dream about his dead father, was probably also about his inner father. We all have an inner father equally as powerful as an external father. We have taken in millions of bits of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by loving and living with your father, and they are what makes you son the person you are. This is true even if your father was never there for you – you still have all the memories of him not being there for you filed under ‘Father’. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner father can appear in dreams because you are still deeply influenced by what you hold within you.

    The dream suggest that the fathers attempt to aid the boy toward independence was not a good example for him.

    My father wasn’t there as an example of becoming a man either, but if he can find a role model, perhaps in books and stories that inspire your son, it can help. Always encourage his attempts to become independent. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/individuation-independant



-LG 2016-12-03 9:48:27

Hi Tony, last night i had a dream that i was riding a bicyle with my exgirlfriend around what it looked like a big rounded fountain. At some point we rode to the outside and she led the way into a series of doors and hallways. Everything was white and high celling. She entered one of the doors and asked me to follow her. inside this huge bedroom i only saw a big golden bed and to my right, 3 older persons sitting at a table, 2 woman 1 man, almost like a council. The man stood up and asked somthing to my exgirldfriend and, she then asked me a question of an event of my life and my anwser was 9 years. After that i cannot remember what happen. PS: i stilll have strong feelings for her. Thank you!


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