Hello everybody,

Is there any difference betwen "ride on a bike" and "ride a bike"?

I have heard someone (non-English native) saying that "ride on a bike" is to get on a bike drived by someone else, and that "ride a bike" is to drive a bike on one's own. Is this correct?

If this opinion is right, we can say "my hobby is riding a bike," but "my hobby is riding on a bike" is a little bit wierd..

Thank you in advance,
They can be used synonymously; 'on' is optional but usually omitted.

Mister Micawber, thank you for the comment.

Your answer is very helpful!