Let’s face it, a dream of riding a bike seems so mundane and commonplace that you’re probably not going to remember this type of dream.
Usually, when people dream of riding a bike, something attention-grabbing happened before or after.
That’s how they were able to mentally focus on the image of them riding a bicycle.
It’s easy to overlook this type of dream, but if you did, you will be missing out.
Your subconscious is trying to communicate with you some very important truths regarding your waking life as well as patterns that seem to be playing out in the future.
None of this is prophetic.
Instead, it’s all about connecting the dots based on how you live your life.
The General Meaning of Riding a Bike in a Dream
When the main focus of your dream involves you riding a bike, this indicates that you either are living a balanced life or you need more balance in your life.
Generally speaking, it’s the latter.
People who already can balance their work and home life usually focus on something else.
It’s as if your subconscious will not tell you something that you already know.
On the other hand, if you desire a balanced life but for whatever reason, you’re focused on other things, then your subconscious is trying to get the point across.
Maybe things have reached a certain stage and you may be at your breaking point.
You have to understand that when people reach their breaking point, a lot of the time, people are caught unawares.
They’re the last person to know most of the time.
And your subconscious is basically trying to send you this urgent message:
“Live a more balanced life!”
You can’t have it all.
And if you have so many balls up in the air, eventually some of them will drop.
In fact, for most people, all those balls will drop.
A little bit of balance goes a long way.
Another common meaning for riding a bike in a dream indicates some form of journey.
There are certain things that are gonna happen in your life, and they will involve different phases.
Just as a journey has different stages or phases, you are going to be embarking on a personal journey where you will discover different parts of yourself.
This might sound great and wonderful, but it can be very scary.
You can be going into uncharted territory here, and a lot of people tend to be conservative.
We usually stick to the things that we know.
And if we go on this journey of self-discovery and find out that there are different sides to use, sides that we’d rather deny, it can make for quite an uncomfortable experience, to say the least.
Finally, dreaming of riding a bike can be a very good sign.
It can indicate that you are reconnecting with your adventurous side.
This is the part of you that looks at the world as wide open and new.
This is where your sense of possibility lives.
The more you connect with this part of yourself, the more things are possible in your waking life because you’re able to turn your ideas and emotional wishes into realities that you can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.
The secret to this of course is a sense of childlike excitement.
A lot of people have let go of this because they think that letting go of their inner child’s sense of excitement and anticipation is a necessary part of growing up.
That’s a lie!
In fact, it’s the other way around.
If you had hung on to that while at the same time maintaining the mind and discernment of an adult, you have the best of both worlds.
So many people are so focused on being an “adult” that they have become old before their time.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Being in a Bike Race
If you’re riding your bike in a bike race, you are feeling competitive with the people around you.
Now, this doesn’t necessarily involve actual competition like in sports or even sales figures in the office.
Instead, you feel that if people are happy, you need to be happier.
If people are doing well in their relationships, your relationships should be much better.
This is a very frustrating mindset to have because you devote so much energy to keeping up with others that you may have lost sight of the race you should be running, a race against yourself.
Remember, at the end of the day, people cannot tell you how to live your life.
Everybody has different tracks.
Everybody has different paths, and you have to find your own.
By constantly comparing yourself to others and running their race with them, you are just simply demonstrating to the world that you don’t have your own identity.
What Does a Dream of a Bicycle Accident Mean?
Your subconscious is telling you that when you turn a blind eye to the need for balance, eventually you are going to lose your way.
Something is going to give, and you’re going to spill on the road.
That’s how it works because you are not giving yourself the space and the time to balance everything out and take everything in stride.
You are in danger of going to extremes, and it’s almost always a bad idea.
Something is going to suffer.
For example, if you’re making a lot of money in your business or in your career, maybe your relationships will suffer.
On the other hand, if you focus too much time on your relationships, your career might suffer.
So a little bit of balance can go a long way.
But the “accident” in your dream is your subconscious trying to speak about the consequences of a profound imbalance.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Riding a Bike Through a Dark Tunnel
This type of dream imagery usually involves some sort of emotional urgency.
Two things can be happening here.
The most common meaning of this type of dream indicates that you are going through a tough time.
Maybe it’s a financial ordeal.
Maybe it’s a rough spot in your relationship.
Maybe there’s a tremendous amount of miscommunication and misunderstanding surrounding you.
Whatever the case may be, you are focused on the road ahead.
You know that if you just devote all your energy and you commit to the path in front of you, everything will fall into place.
For the most part, you’re right.
The problem is that sometimes dark tunnels have twists and turns.
If you’re just so focused on going down a straight line and you did not make any mental accommodations or are prepared to adapt emotionally to twists and turns and ups and downs, your journey might lead to an accident.
At the very least, there might be some sort of delay.
The flip side to this dream interpretation is that you need to be in a tunnel because there’s so many distractions out there.
And if you’ve just focused your willpower on your goal, eventually you will win the race.
You will make it because you have blocked everything out and are now redirecting your focus where it needs to go.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Riding Downhill?
When your subconscious uses this symbology, you feel you are confronting forces that are beyond your control.
Gravity after all is one of the most powerful forces in the universe, and we can’t control it.
We can describe it.
We can even reduce it to an equation.
But that’s pretty much the extent of our attempts at controlling it.
When you see yourself riding downhill, the best thing you can do is to apply your brakes at certain times.
This is actually all you need because your brakes stand in for your attitude.
If you are aware of just how important your attitude is in filtering reality, your actions will follow accordingly and you’re less likely to make a mistake.
Apply the same idea to how you respond to people.
You don’t have to fly off the handle.
You don’t have to emotionally engage in the worst way possible.
Seek to understand first before automatically assuming that people should understand you the moment you enter the room.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Riding a Bike With a Flat Tire?
One of the most absurd dreams you can have involves riding a bike with a flat tire.
Most people in the waking world will not do this.
You’re making the problem worse.
You’re creating more punctures.
You’re probably going to ruin it.
At that point, it can’t be repaired.
But if you see yourself making progress even though you have a flat tire, your subconscious is trying to speak to you regarding some liability in your life.
I’m not talking about financial liability, although that can be an issue in certain contexts.
I’m mostly talking about people that you think are dragging you down.
Maybe they’re toxic.
Maybe they have negative attitudes.
But you feel that they are sucking up your energy and you have less willpower to make it through.
This might be the case.
Definitely keep your mind open regarding that possibility.
But generally speaking, people who think this way are just making excuses.
Remember, nobody can make you fail without your permission.
Nobody can make you feel miserable without your consent.
So at the end of the day, you are responsible so instead of pointing fingers, do what you need to do.
Change your mindset, and adjust your attitude because maybe it’s not the toxic people.
If they are so toxic, then all the people they come into contact with will end up crashing but they don’t.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Someone You Know Riding a Bike?
If you see somebody in your dream riding a bike, this is basically your subconscious telling you that you will be visiting them or they will be visiting you.
Alternatively, this can indicate that their influence on you will grow to a certain extent.
This usually involves a new acquaintance.
Oftentimes, when we see this type of dream and we’re looking at this type of meaning, it usually doesn’t involve somebody we’ve known since we were little.
Generally speaking, this type of dream involves somebody who has just entered your life.
What Does It Mean to Dream About a Bike Obsession?
If you noticed in your dream that you’re just so focused on riding a brand new bike, this can indicate a new object of affection in you.
It could be another person.
It could be your job.
It could be a project.
Whatever the case may be, your mind is focused on that new person or thing.
The truth is that there’s really no such thing as “new.”
It’s really our attitude.
Even though somebody may be technically new in our lives, we usually draw a parallel between the traits of that person and somebody else we’ve encountered in the past.
Focus on the newness of the situation and your good attitude.
Allow yourself to be encouraged to be more curious about other people and deepen your relationships as well as your personal knowledge that way.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Riding a New Bike?
If the main focus of your dream involves the newness of the bike, this can indicate that you’re going to have some good luck coming your way.
Again, this is not magical.
This is your subconscious picking up signals that you may be overlooking with your waking mind.
Things will fall into place.
The right thing will happen at the right time with the right people to produce the right outcome.
What’s not to love?
But here’s the secret: The harder you work, the luckier you get.
For real “good luck” to enter your life, you have to put in work.
You have to lay the ground for those seeds to come up.
This can manifest itself in many ways.
Typically, you can expect a new job or new relationships.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Riding an Old Bike?
If you’re riding an old bike in your dream, this can be your subconscious speaking to you in terms of nostalgia.
There’s a part of you that is convinced that things will never be as good as in the past.
Please understand that this is an illusion.
The reason why we tend to romanticize the past is that it’s the past.
It’s no longer playing out in front of us.
It’s no longer a live issue.
So we project all our fantasies, all our longing and yearning into things that have already happened a long time ago.
It is safer that way.
Because it’s not messy when it’s unfolding before our eyes.
It can be emotionally grinding.
It can have lots of twists and turns and unexpected developments.
Be careful when you’re doing this.
I’m not saying there’s something fundamentally bad about nostalgia, but be aware of what you are doing.
Because comparing the imperfect present with the idealized past is a losing game.
It really is.
What Does It Mean to Dream About the Wheel of a Bike?
If the wheel of the bike in your dream fell off or hit a snag or there’s a problem with it, this indicates that you are not surrounding yourself with supportive people.
There are a lot of people out there that superficially seem like they’re supporting you, but in reality, they’re working against you.
Oftentimes, the worst piece of advice you can get is “you can do it.”
You have to understand that blind optimism is just as bad as stubborn pessimism.
Be careful who you allow into your head because a lot of the ideas of toxic people end up corroding you from the inside out.
What Does It Mean to Dream About an Indoor Bike?
If you are focusing on a spinning bike in an interior space of your home, your subconscious is telling you that before you go out and try something new — let’s say investing in crypto — put it in a sandbox first.
In other words, play around with the idea in a controlled environment.
This will save you a tremendous amount of headaches and usually a lot of heartbreaks as well.
Please understand that you work for your money, but your time is more precious.
Guard both closely.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Fixing a Bike?
This is a very positive dream.
Basically, your subconscious is communicating with you that you realize that there are imbalances in certain parts of your life.
When you see yourself fixing a bike, you are essentially emotionally ready to get the professional help you need to get back on the road.
Please understand that getting psychiatric or personality disorder assistance is no different than going to the doctor because your arm is broken.
In fact, I would argue that seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist or licensed social worker is more important because they’re helping you with a key part of your whole being that gives meaning to your world.
A broken arm is a bad thing, but bones heal.
But if you are operating with the wrong mental operating system and you see the world in a warped way, your relationships become toxic.
You become less effective and all sorts of counterproductive things may happen.
That’s how important taking proper care of your mind and your emotions are.
What Does It Mean to Dream About a Bike Having a Flat Tire?
If you’re not riding a flat tire and you’re just looking at the bike with a flat tire, you’re feeling stumped.
You are under the impression that you had this imbalance in your life, and the moment you acknowledge it, it seems like things ground to a halt.
What this really is just telling you is that you need to just get used to taking breaks.
Take a careful look at what’s going on in many areas of your life.
Don’t rush things.
But set a solid plan.
Once you have a plan down, execute.
This will take your life to a whole other level.
Oftentimes, people who have a flat tire metaphorically are very lucky.
Because if they had kept going, they would’ve just blown up and wasted all their resources, and at the end of the process, end up completely clueless as to what happened.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Falling From a Bike?
This is your fear of the imbalances in your life just overtaking you.
The problem is that you already know that imbalances are a bad thing and should be avoided.
Unfortunately, you’re so focused on many different areas of your life that you’re all but blind to such imbalances.
It’s as if other people can spot you a mile away, but you’re the last to know.
Do yourself a big favor.
Pay close attention to what your dreams are telling you and act on getting your mental and emotional house together.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Learning How to Ride a Bike?
If you are focusing on the process of learning to ride, your subconscious is telling you that you’re feeling a tremendous amount of insecurity.
You’re saying to yourself:
“Well, I’m already old or I’m a grown person.
Do I really have to revisit learning how to live a balanced life?
I already know this.”
Well, let me tell you.
The sooner you get rid of “I already know this,” the faster your recovery.
Once you ditch that mindset, you will be on your way to reaching the highest heights of your life.
You can take that to the bank because the problem is not other people.
The problem is not your past.
The problem is you.
You’re always tripping yourself up with these types of mindsets.
Remember, your attitude determines your life’s altitude.
What Does It Mean to Dream of a Mountain Bike?
If you’re dreaming of a mountain bike and you’re actually using it to climb up mountains, this indicates a reconnection with your personal sense of adventure.
On the other hand, if you’re just looking at a mountain bike and admiring it and imagining all sorts of things that you would do on it, your subconscious is telling you to get off the fence.
It’s one thing to get the resources you so you can take care of your problems.
It’s another thing to actually do them.
Get off the fence!
Pull the trigger on your decision!
Just do it!
What Does It Mean to Dream That You Rode a Bike While It’s Raining?
If you see yourself riding a bike in the middle of the rain, pay attention to your speed.
If you are casually biking and it’s raining, it means that you have a new and profound respect and appreciation for life as it unfolds.
This is a very positive sign.
Maybe you’re the type of person who just likes to zip from Point A to Point B and rarely if ever enjoys the journey.
On the other hand, if you’re biking really fast in the rain on your bike, this is your subconscious basically pleading with you that you’re going to crash.
You know you shouldn’t speed while there are hazards out, but you don’t care.
Consider this as a warning sign.
The challenges up ahead will never match the challenges inside you, and the number one challenge is to know yourself better.
Understand your proper pace.
Stop comparing yourself to others.
There is no race.
There’s nothing left to prove.
Just be yourself.
What Does It Mean to Ride a New Bike Inside of a Tunnel?
If your dream involves you excitedly riding a new bike inside a tunnel, your subconscious is telling you that you are in an experimental stage of your life.
In other words, you are willing to change your attitude and put them to task by putting yourself in trying situations.
For example, if you have been reading a lot of Robert Greene’s books, the best way to truly understand them is to apply them in real-life social situations.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Riding an Old Bike Uphill?
Your subconscious is using this analogy to let you know that your old attitudes regarding certain key areas of your life are no longer cutting it.
Maybe the attitude that you had worked well for you in the early part of your career.
Well, things have changed.
The company that you’re working for has changed quite a bit, and there’s a lot of new people in the mix.
You have to change your attitude because the old patterns are not working out.
In fact, if you’re not careful, they might actually work against you.
On the other hand, if you are focused on just how difficult the uphill climb is, your subconscious is telling you that maybe you’re emphasizing the wrong part of your old attitude.
It’s not telling you to throw your complete mindset because that’s impossible.
That’s who you are.
But there are parts of you that need to be recalibrated so your uphill climb won’t be as much of an ordeal as it is now.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Riding a Bike Without Breaks?
This is probably one of the worst dreams you could ever have.
This indicates a total lack of control, masquerading ironically as control and maturity.
I’ve seen many people go through this.
They think that they have everything under control and they have everything figured out.
But the problem is that their mindset is based on the faulty assumption that everything will remain the same.
You and I know that the only constant in life is change.
But if your attitude is built on the fundamental premise or assumption that things won’t change, you’re in trouble because things will change.
And a lot of what you think you’ve figured out about yourself and how to deal with other people and make things happen out in the world will be faulty at best.
In many cases, it can even be counterproductive and work against you.
Do yourself a big favor.
Don’t assume that things will not change.
Instead, assume that change is always happening and that you have to be mentally and emotionally prepared.
Otherwise, if you just zip through every situation based on the assumptions you’ve made in the past, it’s like riding a bike downhill without breaks.
All people with any common sense will tell you that’s a bad idea.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Crashing a Bike?
There are two ways you could read this.
The first is the most obvious.
Due to circumstances beyond your control, things got out of hand and you crashed.
You made a mistake.
Welcome to the club!
Everybody is flawed.
Nobody is perfect.
On the other hand, there is a part of you that wish that it would crash.
It wishes that things will change dramatically.
It has a misplaced and outsized ego.
It’s operating under the assumption that it can reconstitute or remake everything based on its own priorities and agenda.
I know that sounds a bit crazy.
Who would want disasters in their lives?
But you’d be surprised to realize that there’s always this aspect of human nature.
Its arrogance is based on faulty assumptions.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Riding a Bike With a Broken Chain?
Your subconscious is telling you that you spend a lot of your time chasing your tail.
You put in a tremendous amount of time, effort, and sweat into certain things in your life, but at the end of the day, because you neglected something else, all that effort and time are just wasted.
At the very least, you’re getting cents out of every dollar you’re investing.
At the very worst, you’re getting nothing at all.
It just all seems to make sense in your head, but it doesn’t make sense for anybody else.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Falling off a Cliff While Riding a Bike?
In the real world, this is one of the scariest things to see or experience.
But in the dream world, this is your wish fulfillment.
I know you’re asking yourself: “Why would I wish that I would fall off a cliff?”
We’re talking metaphorically here because there’s a part of your life that you are uncomfortable with.
It’s not killing you.
It’s not an ordeal.
It doesn’t seem like torture.
But you’re uncomfortable with it.
And you’re hoping and wishing that something big and dramatic would happen so that it would be out of your life or at least you can see it in relation to something else or possibly a new option.
Well, your subconscious is using this analogy of falling off a cliff while riding a bike to let you know that you shouldn’t wish certain things to disappear from your life.
Instead, focus on recasting them.
There’s a difference.
Your subconscious is telling you to be mature.
If you’re uncomfortable with certain things that you’re thinking or doing, start analyzing them.
“Why do I feel this way?
What are the effects that I’m detecting that I’m not happy with?”
Start with these two questions.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Riding a Bike and Not Moving?
If you encounter this dream, your subconscious is telling you that you are in a relationship, and it’s not going anywhere.
Sure, you say you love each other and the sex may be great and you feel comfortable with each other.
But there’s more to relationships than that.
Even if you have children together, there’s more to it than that.
So you have to ask yourself some tough questions:
“Am I growing in this relationship?
How can I help this other person?”
Remember, leaving is not an option unless there’s abuse involved.
But as much as possible, try to work it out.
And the best way to do it is to first work on yourself.
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Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.