bik·​er | \ ˈbī-kər How to pronounce biker (audio) \

Definition of biker

1 : bicyclist
2 : motorcyclist especially : one who is a member of an organized club or gang

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The biker exemption is one of many carve-outs under consideration as officials haggle over the final details of a congestion pricing system this weekend. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Motorcyclists May Steer Clear of New Congestion-Pricing Fee," 29 Mar. 2019 Last week, scenes from a 1980s-era London street were playing on a loop, showing a variety of leather-biker-jacket-and-ripped-jeans-wearing punks, of the sort that inspire Leba’s rocker aesthetic for R13. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Chris Leba Opens His First R13 Store—Hopes to Create a “Fashion Piazza” on a Small Soho Street," 8 Apr. 2019 As a beginner mountain biker, the terrain was fairly challenging for me, but thankfully the beauty of the ride helped distract me from my nerves! Annie Daly, SELF, "12 Beautiful Biking Destinations You’ll Want to Add to Your Bucket List," 18 July 2018 Thankfully, a few fellow bikers banded together to step in. Emily Dabau, Good Housekeeping, "Friends Find Late Husband's Lost Wedding Ring for Grieving Widow," 21 July 2015 Just throw on this jacket, with awesome dropped shoulders, biker epaulet detail, and asymmetric zips. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "The Item I Wear to Death: My ASOS Oversized Leather Jacket," 6 Mar. 2019 Two bikers had a close encounter with a bobcat in Buckeye, Arizona, on Monday. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Bobcat sitting on top of tall cactus goes viral after being spotted by 2 bikers," 19 June 2018 Pretty much every avid mountain biker has taken a nasty spill at one point or another, only to have their bike come crashing down on top of them. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "A Weekend With a $16,000 Mountain Bike," 8 Mar. 2017 Group cyclists, for example, covered an average of 30.5 miles per ride compared to the 17.8 miles covered by the average lone biker. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The 2 Things That Will Help Motivate You to Be More Active, According to a New Strava Report," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of biker

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of biker

: a person who rides a motorcycle
chiefly US : a person who rides a bicycle


bik·​er | \ ˈbī-kər How to pronounce biker (audio) \

Kids Definition of biker

: a person who rides a bicycle or motorcycle

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