Or, are those who ride a bicycle for the sake of riding a cycle the only "real" cyclists?
A child teeters off a curb on a 10 inch 2-wheeler and the media calls him or her a young "Cyclist."
Aren't there many people on a bike who are simply riding a bike, rather than being "cyclists?"
One rents a cruiser on vacation at the beach once every year or so. Are they "Cyclists?"
A kid rides after dark, in dark clothes on a black BMX bike, without lights and against traffic. Is that kid a cyclist?
Every once in a while, one can read a story about a toddler moving a motor vehicle. The media generally doesn't refer to the toddler as "the driver."
I someone who rents a Vespa scooter in the Bahamas once in a lifetime a motorcyclist?
Maybe sometimes we should say, I saw someone on a bike..... Rather than I saw a cyclist.......