The top cycling video games from over the years

Whether you’re looking to become a professional BMX rider or you simply enjoy a casual bike ride on the weekend to aid some weight loss, cycling is a fantastic activity to partake in. You can take in the sights, explore new places, build up a sweat, and have a great deal of fun in the process. For some, though, to accompany their cycling adventures, gaming has been a go-to option over the years.

When assessing the overall state of cycling games, we have been blessed with a range of bike-related releases over the years. Not all titles have been worth sampling, but the sheer amount of releases in this space has been mightily impressive. Sports games are popular on the whole, especially when assessing the offering from certain slots companies, with the likes of horse racing, golf, tennis, football, and rugby all catered for at SlotsHeaven with a collection of sports-themed slots. Those titles accompany games like FIFA, PGA Tour 2K21, and EA Sports UFC 4, which are hugely popular with fans of those specific sports too. For cyclists, the options in this space have been comprehensive over the years also. The style of cycling games does vary, though, with extreme BMX releases proving popular, alongside more casual racers involving bikes.

Here is a look at some of the best of them from over the years.

1. Tour De France 2020

The Tour De France is one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar, but now you can experience it for yourself in the virtual world. Tour De France 2020 is the official game of the competition and allows you to take the same risks that the riders take in real-life, while also making sure you attack and sprint at the right times. A game where race tactics certainly pay off, Tour De France 2020 is well worth playing.

2. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX

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 A legendary BMX rider from America, Dave Mirra is essentially the Tony Hawk of BMX riding. It should come as no surprise to see Mirra, like Hawk, have a game bearing his name. Released in 2000, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is a true classic. Originally released on PlayStation, the game won over non-cyclists thanks to its solid graphics, easy controls, and all-round fun it provided.

3. Pro Cycling Manager 2018

In terms of road racing games, they don’t get much better than Pro Cycling Manager. Released in 2018, the game gives fans of the sport a real insight into what it’s like to manage a professional racing team. Players are tasked with managing both individual riders and teams in what is a detailed realize featuring over 200 races. A favorite with diehard cycling fans, in particular, Pro Cycling Manager is definitely worth checking out.

4. Cycling Evolution

A 2009 game which was based on older versions of the aforementioned Pro Cycling Manager, Cycling Evolution tasks players with managing a cycling team and various aspects of the role, be it the financial side of things or making sure your riders are clued up with regards to game tactics. You can choose to race just one stage or take part over the course of an entire season, too.

5. Pro-Biker 2

Released in 2007, Pro-Biker 2 is an iconic cross bike riding title where players can test their riding skills and show off their credentials. Available on PC and PS2, the game comes with two modes, the graphics are of a good standard given the time of its release, and the controls are easy to grasp. Riders also have to avoid an array of obstacles as they attempt to reign supreme and dominate the track.