I love scrolling through my Instagram feed. It makes the world out there become so accessible. Especially with pictures taken from the bike. Checking out posts of cycling adventures inspires me to go out and have my own. Instagram holds a worldwide community of al sorts of cyclists to connect with. You just have to find them and start following. To help you along I have selected 10 users who express their love for cycling through their pictures with inspiring good taste:
1. The Grubers
One couple that will always be listed in top 10’s like these are Jered and Ashley Gruber. These two cycling photographers are living a dream life and also sport extreme good looks. But don’t worry; you will love their pictures nonetheless.
@jeredgruber, 1,292 posts, 56.4k followers.
@ashleygruber, 198 posts, 20.4k followers.
2. Leah Flickinger
This lady is executive editor of the world’s largest cycling magazine, Bicycling. Leah’s Instagram account is filled with delicately stylish shots. She always finds the right light for her pleasing pictures, mostly taken while out riding in Pennsylvania. @leahflick, 890 posts, 28.5k followers
3. Michael Tabtabai
Michael’s first 100-mile ride was a charity ride that raised funds for the cancer center treating his dad. Over the years he went from participating in charity rides to organizing and leading his own. Together with two friends he founded Leave It On The Road. In the last decade they have organized many (multiple-day) rides raising more than $100,000 to help fight cancer. They also post brilliant pictures.
@leaveitontheroad, 639 posts, 12.8k followers
4. Machines for Freedom
This cool brand is fully focused on producing cycling apparel for women putting in serious miles. Born out of a frustration with all the ill-fitting and dull-looking women’s cycle gear out there. Machines for Freedom designs are in a league of their own, with funky prints and lots of attention to details. Their Instagram account boasts a dynamic selection of pictures featuring lots of nice cycle kits worn by cool girls on great locations. @machinesforfreedom, 407 posts, 5,655 followers
5. The daily cyclist
Cyclist Teun Timmers from Eindhoven is good for a daily dose of great looking cycles roads. He has a keen eye for finding the extraordinary in the ordinary and makes me realize just how beautiful the Netherlands is. On average the daily cyclist cycles around 15 hours a week so you can count on an abundant flow of pictures to inspire your day.
@thedailycyclist, 695 posts, 1,765 followers
6. Pretty. Damned. Fast
Pretty damned fast is a web magazine on women’s cycling set up by two fashionable New York girls, Tayler and Anna Maria. Their site features interviews, gear reviews, race reports, nutrition tips and cycle adventures, often accompanied by creative & fun photo shoots. The girls’ background in fashion, photography and design is also apparent in their stylish Instagram account. @prettydamnedfast, 269 posts, 7,190 followers
7. Lentine Zahler
Lentine is a writer, athlete, pastry chef and all round adventurer from Boulder, Colorado. She’s a Rapha ambassador and is passionate about the empowerment of women through sport. Lentine contributes to various food and fitness media as a freelance writer and blogs about her adventures and the right kind of body fuel needed. On Instagram you will find her tasty pre-ride food pictures and posts on rides with other bike babes.
@lentinealexis, 1,922 posts, 4,034 followers
They don’t come more stylish than Dutch made cycling magazine, Soigneur. Sadly for the rest of the world, the magazine is in Dutch. Just the pictures and design however are worth buying every edition if you ask me. Soigneur reports, analyses, interviews and tells us stories about cycling’s rich history. And they employ very talented photographers. Part of the magazines content can be found on Instagram, where Soigneur posts a pleasant mix of action shots, portraits, cycle paths and pictures from the past. @soigneurs, 960 posts, 4,640 followers
9. Strava cycling
If you thought Strava was just an app tracking your ride and admittedly, the inventors of the QOM, you are wrong. The Strava community is a worldwide platform employing cycling’s top bloggers and photographers to share their stories. Judging from their Instagram account, Strava cycling must have an immense pool of pictures to choose from. Lots of pretty shots to fill up your feed!
@stravacycling, 899 posts, 137k followers
10. Specialized – women
Specialized is large bike and gear manufacturer from California with an emphasis on innovation, hence their mantra: Innovate or Die. No wonder they are pioneers in many women specific features regarding bikes and gear. Instagram is a nice way to follow what there are up to, plus you get lots of pics of the Boels Dolmans cycling team, who ride on Specialized bikes. @iamspecialized_wmn, 205 posts, 13.5k followers