The bicycle is a simple, affordable invention that changed the way people get around. Wherever you go in the world, you'll find men, women and children riding bicycles for transportation or recreation.
Bikes help commuters speed through congested cities, they bring families together for sunny afternoons in parks, and they let great athletes test the limits of human-powered speed.
Since bikes are made up of beautifully balanced geometric shapes, it's no wonder they appear frequently in art. The bike has inspired artists as diverse as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marcel Duchamp and Pee-Wee Herman.
On Shutterstock, we have a sweeping collection of bicycle photos, illustrations and vectors. Search our site, view a selection of great bicycle images below, and see more in our new Bicycles Lightbox.
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