Top 59 Funny, Cool, & Catchy Bike Names (+ How to Create Your Own)

Man riding a bicycle on a wooded path

Cycling has been around since the early 1800s when a German baron invented the first “horseless carriage,” a two-wheeled, pedal-free contraption that allowed him to move around faster.

After the horseless carriage came high-wheel bicycles, which had one very large wheel in the front and a small one in the back.

Eventually, the wheel sizes leveled out to form the bicycle we know today!

Bikes have become so popular that it’s difficult to even pinpoint how many exist worldwide. Estimates place the number at over one billion!

Whether you’re into everyday urban cycling, mountain biking, or leisurely pedaling through the park, naming your bike can be a fun way to make your hobby more personal.

We have more than 50 bike names to choose from below, plus tips to help you come up with your own ideas.

  1. Pegasus
  2. Rocketman
  3. Zeus
  4. Raven
  5. Thestral:
    named after the winged horses from Harry Potter
  6. Couch Potato
  7. Wheel Slow
  8. Thunderbolt
  9. Rusty
  10. Tornado
  11. Cranky
  12. Icarus:
    figure from Greek mythology
  13. The Beast
  14. Grease Lightning
  15. Blink:
    for a fast rider — blink and you’ll miss it
  16. Godspeed
  17. Dust Devil
  18. Roadrunner
  19. Elvira
  20. Serenity
  21. Black Panther
  22. Hercules:
    figure from Greek mythology
  23. Steep Racer
  24. Her Majesty
  25. Toretto:
    after Vin Diesel’s fast-driving character in the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise
  26. Cloud 9
  27. Flash
  28. Road Hopper
  29. Shadowfax:
    after the horse from “Lord of the Rings”
  30. Vendetta
  31. Hurricane
  32. Diablo
  33. White Lightning
  34. The Hulk
  35. Diamondback
  36. Wheelie Good
  37. Bruiser
  38. Vicious Cycle
  39. Charger
  40. Harley Quinn
  41. Re-Tired:
    a play on “retired” and bike tires
  42. Nite Rider
  43. Stump Jumper:
    for a mountain bike that can take on tree roots and stumps
  44. Firefly
  45. Hercules
  46. Dreamcycle
  47. Blackjack
  48. Chain Reaction:
    reference to the bike chain
  49. Trailblazer
  50. Cyclone
  51. Wayward
  52. Wheelie Fast
  53. Skywalker
  54. Bike Tyson:
    a play on “Mike Tyson,” the professional boxer
  55. Silver Bullet
  56. Kermit
  57. The Tank
  58. Stiletto
  59. Bumblebee

How to Create a Cool or Funny Bike Name

If you’d prefer to create your own cool or funny bike name, keep the following tips in mind as you brainstorm:

  • Get inspiration from the type of bike you ride. The style of the bike or other features like the color can help you find easy inspiration for your name. Some examples from our list include “Silver Bullet” for a silver bike or “Stump Jumper” for a mountain bike.
  • Consider how and where you ride. You can get inspiration from your favorite places to bike and your riding habits to find great names! For example, if you’re part of a bike group that does night rides, you might want a nocturnal name like “Midnight” or “Starlight.”
  • Get ideas from popular culture. There might not be a lot of named bikes in movies and TV shows, but there are plenty of horses, vehicles, superheroes, and other characters you might want to name your bike after. Turn to your favorite entertainment for ideas, such as our list’s example of “Shadowfax” from “Lord of the Rings.”
  • Tailor the name to your own sense of humor. Puns are popular when naming things like bikes and cars, but not everyone finds them funny. If you have a morbid or crude sense of humor rather than a punny one, choose a name that makes you laugh. The best option should be tailored to your personality!