Two thousand and twelve was a rough year for Bobby Valentine. The manager saw his team decimated by injuries on its way to a 69-93 record that led to his firing, the worst of any Red Sox squad since 1965. Also, while going for a spin in Central Park, the skipper nearly injured himself while trying to read a text message. Here's a gallery of Sports Figures on Bicycles.
2 of 31Al Tielemans/SI
Dylan Bundy, one of baseball's top prospects, shows off for the crowd before a June 2012 minor league game in Frederickburg, Md.
3 of 31Robert Beck/SI
Andrew Luck takes a ride through the campus of Stanford. A year later, the Colts would select him with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.
4 of 31John W. McDonough/SI
Bucks guard takes a young fan for a ride in Gardena, Calif.
5 of 31AP Photo/Morry Gash
Packers punter rides this manly bicycle after a Packers training camp practice in Aug. 2010.
6 of 31AP Photo/Jim Mone
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson waves to two young fans as he rides past them on the way to training camp in July 2010.
7 of 31David Liam Kyle/SI
LeBron James and Chris Paul
LeBron James and Chris Paul ride their bikes at the 2009 LeBron James Bike-a-thon in Akron, Ohio.
8 of 31Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images
Rudy Gay helps a young child shop for a bicycle during a holiday shopping spree at a Memphis Target.
9 of 31Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images
Vince Carter clowns around during a holiday party at Orlando's RDV Sportsplex.
10 of 31Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Packers receiver Donald Driver battles the heat while going for a ride in July 2008.
11 of 31Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Jordy Nelson talks to a young fan before a 2008 practice.
12 of 31Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images
Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas listens to tunes while riding to a 2007 practice.
13 of 31David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images
Jaric, then a Timberwolves forward, tries out a bicycle while holiday shopping with kids from the Minnesota Adoption Network.
14 of 31AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt
Vikings center Matt Birk is framed by Vikings flags as he arrives at training camp in Mankato, Minn.
15 of 31Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images
Henry (front, with French soccer teammate Lilian Thuram) ride near their hotel in Arzen, Germany, during the 2006 World Cup.
16 of 31Walt Disney World
The former Chad Ochocinco rides a BMX bike on a dirt track at the Disney-MGM Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
17 of 31AP
Foulke, then a Red Sox pitcher, takes his 2-year-old son Kade for a ride prior to a spring training game against the Marlins in Fort Myers, Fla.
18 of 31Paul Morse/WireImage.com
Lance Armstrong, President George W. Bush
President Bush and Armstrong take a ride through the president's property in Crawford, Texas.
19 of 31AP
Henri Leconte, John McEnroe, Boris Becker
McEnroe, center, and Becker, right, speak with fellow tennis legend Leconte in Copenhagen, Denmark, before a legends match.
20 of 31AP
Patrick rides a bike down to the pits before a practice session at the Toyota Indy 400 in Fontana, Calif.
21 of 31Peter Read Miller/SI
Leinart, then the USC quarterback, rides a bike across campus.
22 of 31Greg Foster/SI
The Hall of Fame linebacker poses for a portrait in Malibu, Calif., for Sports Illustrated.
23 of 31AP
Woodson, the now retired NFL safety, rides his bike a few blocks between the Cowboys hotel and their training camp practice at San Antonio's Alamodome.
24 of 31Peter Read Miller/SI
Terrell Owens and J.J. Stokes
49ers receivers Terrell Owens and J.J. Stokes bond over a ride on a tandem bike.
25 of 31Walter Iooss Jr./SI
The boxing legend poses for a Sports Illustrated portrait at his home in Berrien Springs, Mich.
26 of 31AP
The legendary Yankees owner hops on a police bike after visiting his team's clubhouse before an ALCS game against the Orioles.
27 of 31Bill Frakes/SI
Cowboys lineman Nate Newton cools off during a hot ride in the Texas sun.
28 of 31John Biever/SI
Brett Favre is all smiles while riding through the Packers training facility in July 1993.
29 of 31
Reggie White was a fan favorite among Packers fans.
30 of 31Corbis
Bill Walton dribbles a basketball while holding his bicycle during a Oct. 1983 photo shoot.
31 of 31AP
Willie Mays, Casey Stengal
Mays and Stengal are seen at New York's Polo Grounds during a tribute to Mays.
You May Like
Sign Up for our Newsletter
Don't get stuck on the sidelines! Sign up to get exclusives, daily highlights, analysis and more—delivered right to your inbox!