"Usted usa la bicicleta."
Translation:You use the bicycle.
Why is "I ride a bike" not appropriate? Only that I'm "using" a bike? Is it because it's not clear what I'm "using" it for?
How would we say "I cycle to work and for exercise"? I guess what I am asking Is cycle a verb in spanish?
you'd use a verb to go with bicycle -- I've seen andar and montar used with bicycle
No, pero puedes decir: "ir en bici", "pasear en bici", "andar en bici", "montar en bici"
I think that's a good solution since there isn't a word for cycle. I do cycling classes or others call spinning classes. I wondered what spanish speakers call them. I see in Argentina they call them Spinning. Others it is likely 'clase de bicicleta'.
This sentence would never come up in English? Is usar commonly used in Spanish with bicicleta?
I agree, especially if the word bicicleta means a two wheeled object used to ride out of doors. Or a three wheeled object used by children to ride out of doors. We would use the word 'ride'. As in: Go outside and ride your bike. Do you ride this bike? You ride the bicycle and I ride the tricycle. Etc etc.