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Verb, Interjection

A phrase used to invite someone to join a unicycle ride.

Example usage: Hop aboard and join us for a unicycle ride!

Most used in: Areas where unicycling is popular, such as parks and trails.

Most used by: Unicycle cyclists and their friends.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Climb on, Mount up, Saddle up, Pedal up,


What Does It Mean to “Hop Aboard”?

When cyclists talk about 'hop aboard,' they are referring to the act of getting on a bike and beginning to ride. This phrase is often used when a cyclist is about to join a group of other riders for a ride. It is also used when someone is about to join a race or other cycling event.

In the United States, cycling has become increasingly popular over the past decade. According to the National Bicycle Dealers Association, cycling has grown from a $6 billion industry in 2008 to a $17 billion industry in 2018. This is due in large part to the growing number of people who are taking up cycling as a recreational activity or for commuting.

Whether you are joining a group of friends for a leisurely ride or competing in a race, “hop aboard” is an easy way to jumpstart your cycling journey. So, the next time you hear someone say “hop aboard,” don’t be afraid to get on your bike and join in on the fun!


The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Hop Aboard'

The phrase 'hop aboard' is a term used by cyclists to refer to getting onto a bike and starting to ride. It has been around since at least the late 19th century and is believed to have originated in the United States. It is most commonly used in reference to bicycle riding, although it can also be used for motorcycles and other forms of motorized transportation.

The earliest known reference to the phrase dates back to 1891, when it was used in a newspaper article in the New York Tribune. The article described a bicycle race in which the riders shouted out 'Hop aboard!' as they began their race. Since then, the phrase has been used by cyclists around the world to refer to getting on a bike and starting to ride.

Today, 'hop aboard' is still a popular term among cyclists. It is used to refer to getting on a bike and starting to ride, whether it be for transportation, recreation, racing, or any other purpose. The phrase has been passed down from generation to generation, and is still used by cyclists today.

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