Not even 10 years ago, the only time you’d really see what a pro cyclist was up to is by reading about them in publications like Velonews or sites like Cyclingnews.com or catching the rare cycling event or interview on television.
But now, with social media services like Instagram, you can follow your favorite cyclists and see what they’re up to from day to day. It’s inspiring, compelling, and a little bit addicting.
Here are some of our favorite Instagram accounts related to cycling that we think are worth a follow.
The cycling snob Instagram account will keep you drooling over and daydreaming about some of the hottest, most expensive bikes available.
Jens Voight might be retired from pro racing, but he’s still active as a Trek ambassador and his Instagram account is fun to watch.
The biggest personality in cycling also has one of the best Instagram accounts to follow.
In women’s cycling, Marianne Vos might be the greatest pro cyclist of her generation, and her Instagram feed is inspirational to follow.
Danny MacAskill’s trials bike skills are unbelievable, and some of his YouTube and Facebook videos have earned millions of views. But he’s just as amazing to follow on Instagram.
She’s won the Leadville 100 multiple times, and set many other ultraendurance records on a bike. Inspiring to watch what she’s up to.
Here’s an account that’s about cycling and not connected to a specific cyclist. Outstanding photography.
But what about the cycling days of yonder? On the Back Foot shares incredible cycling photos from the past.
Sure, it’s a clothing brand. But the cycling images are still outstanding.
If it isn’t on Strava, did it really happen? Whether or not you personally like to record your rides with GPS, you’ll still enjoy all the terrific and inspiring photos from others who do.
The Radavist is all things cycling, and their photostream is worth a look.
Cycling pro Ted King’s account makes you want to jump on your bike and put in some miles.
Kramon Velophoto’s photos of top pro events bring professional cycling to life.
Did we miss any of your favorite cyclists on Instagram? Tell us in the comments!