Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  25 responses

LeBron James Bike Rides to Miami Heat Games to Stay in Shape

It started last season, prior to a nationally-televised game. LeBron James has grown accustomed to riding his bike around Miami so much that he now uses it to stay in game shape. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “LeBron James at some point lost count. Actually, he never started keeping track. At some point this season, he occasionally began riding his bicycle to practice instead of driving. Then it turned into riding to morning shootarounds. And then games. Suddenly, James was spending more time on the bike than driving around in expensive cars. The added conditioning is why he seems to have no problem logging 42 minutes in the most routine of games. That was James’ stat line in the Heat’s 103-92 comeback victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. [...] ‘I felt great,’ James said. ‘I didn’t get tired. I don’t think I got tired (Tuesday) night. I felt great. I could have played again if we had to. Yeah, I’ve been biking a little more than usual. It’s fun. It’s also conditioning, it’s cardio.’ [...] James has made the bike ride from his Coconut Grove home three times this season. Each trek takes from about 30 to 45 minutes, depending if James is ‘pushing it.’ Last Saturday he made the trip four times in one day, riding to shootaround and back in the morning. A few hours later, he rode back and forth for the game against Washington Wizards. The last trip occurred about an hour after the Heat’s 30-point victory. ‘I got lights on my bike,’ James said. ‘I’m serious. This isn’t a joke. Of course, safety first.’ James risks the chance of being noticed during one of his many rides. His solution is simple: ‘People try to stop me but I’m in a zone.’”

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  • roscoe

    right on bron bron.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    do your thing I guess

  • Ten Speed Everywhere Guy

    I like riding the ten speed because it’s fun, gives me energy and it’s a great way to stay in shape!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    I think this is awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    same here. hopefully it inspires Kids to pick up physical exercise.

  • thesage

    “People try to stop me but I’m in a zone” haha kind of like him driving to the hoop.

  • pposse

    does he have bodyguard bike riders accompanying him on his rides?

  • JM

    Who says NBA players for prepare for life after basketball. Sounds like Lebron has plans to become a bicycle messenger

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    He must bunny-hop over anything and everything!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lou Amundson used to do this.

  • Seth


  • s2k

    this literally made me lol

  • Fat Lever

    But Michael Beasley has been Going Green for years! Where are his props?!?!

  • Allenp

    He is going to get kidnapped, watch.

  • Call me King

    this is the most awesome comment ever lol


    They’re Guerillas in the Midst ! YOU can’t see them.

  • F

    Old news.

  • Davey

    wowsers, u win

  • edselm


  • edselm

    his entourage should bike along with him too

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    fan boy

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    i always ride my bike around the hood. aint nada new

  • Mike From Spain

    watch out, pro cyclists are routinely run over on the road. The most likely is that Lebron rides in bike lanes only. On the other hand, I guess only a truck or a Hummer can really hurt the Bron

  • Tom

    No doubt. I also ride my bike to do errands although I have a Jeep. They should do a story on you. But I think stories like this will encourage more people to ride bikes.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    one thing i wont do again… is ride a bike up a hiking trail. my legs were hurting BAD! lol. ill just stick to a flat surface