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Bicycle is the correct spelling.

If you become confused about the vowels, remember:

  • The word cycle (which is always spelled this way) means a wheel, or something that can be diagrammed as a circle; and
  • The prefix bi- (which always has the letter -i-) means 'two', or 'double'.
Etymological note: both elements come from the classical languages. "Bi-" is a Latin prefix. Κύκλος (kuklos), the original form of cycle, is a Greek word.