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Is it 自転車に乗る or 自転車を走る? I know I've read the latter somewhere before. But I just came across the former today and didn't know if there was a difference.

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I'm not sure if this suits your needs, but 自転車を[漕]{こ}ぐ, to pedal a bicycle, is frequently used. –  Dave M G Feb 7 '13 at 10:02

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自転車を走る sound ungrammatical, you could say 自転車で道を走る or something like that, but I don't think 自転車を走る is correct Japanese. 自転車に乗る is very common and means "ride a bicycle", as 乗る can also mean the action of "moving".

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