The sweaty cyclists here at Silvergames.com have taken it upon themselves to race across the countryside on their Cannondales and Meridas to bring you the very best Bike Games that no money can buy. Whether it's exciting 3D racing games for boys & girls or insane motocross and dirt bike games. If it has pedals and supports rapid movement, chances are you'll find a game about it here.
Traditionally bicycles are often associated with China, presumably because according to Katie Melua there are 9 million bicycles in Beijing. (Not a fact, more of an estimate.) There are also variations like the unicycle, tricycle or a penny-farthing. Today the most common types come either in purely mechanical terms like BMX or mountain bike. Or in mechanized forms like a Yamaha motorcycle, a motocross bike or even a dirt bike. Riders usually favour one or the other, with the environment-friendly cycling bikes having a slight edge, due to them not requiring gasoline to be useful. Bike games tend to focus on racing and stunts, where keeping your balance, a regular speed or even transporting things from one place to another takes a backseat to the adrenaline rush of either fighting for first place, or fighting gravity. There's a reason why most people insist that you need to wear a helmet while you're on a bike. Without it, the risk of permanent injuries is simply too high. While some bike games do delight in showing how your character smashes into the asphalt in the most gut-churning and butt-clenching way, most of these exciting bike riding adventures have other things on their mind. Namely to get you into the mood for racing. Maybe you want to take part in the Tour de France, win the yellow jersey and become a famous athlete like Lance Armstrong. Although maybe with fewer doping scandals.
So leap onto that saddle, uncomfortable though it may be, and put some effort into those pedals. These races aren't going to win themselves, you know? There are trials and challenges awaiting you in these amazing bike games, and if you're not willing to give it your best shot, why do you even bother? You are going to face some fierce competition racing uphill, trying to break away from the pack and push yourself as hard as you can to get to the coveted flamme rouge. Will exhaustion overpower you, or will you stand tall on top of the podium? Clutching the medal and declaring yourself the winner of vertical movement? The simulator games will give you a first taste, for sure, but it's up to you to ride to victory. Don't let these oppportunities pass you by! Where else will you be able to indulge some of the most exhausting athletic competition known to man, without leaving your comfy chair?
Or you can start comfortably, with a motorbike to hurtle you across the track, catapult you high up in the air for you to make the craziest and most insane stunts known to man, before hopefull coming back down to earth with all of your bones - or at least most of them - still in tact. The sky's the limit (although gravity might impose some stiff tarrifs on reentry).