DARRYL KOTYK // A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LOVING THE BIKE
To help us get moving this week, we’ve teamed up with #Bicycling Expert Darryl Kotyk to tell all on two wheels. Not a pedal-enthusiast yet? Read Darryl’s latest post, featuring advice for biking beginners, and get your new hobby in gear.

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Wanna hear more of Darryl’s #Bicycling philosophy? Check out his post on how life is like riding a bike.

DARRYL KOTYK // A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LOVING THE BIKE

To help us get moving this week, we’ve teamed up with #Bicycling Expert Darryl Kotyk to tell all on two wheels. Not a pedal-enthusiast yet? Read Darryl’s latest post, featuring advice for biking beginners, and get your new hobby in gear.

Read the post »

Wanna hear more of Darryl’s #Bicycling philosophy? Check out his post on how life is like riding a bike.

DARRYL KOTYK’S TIPS TO GET YOUR (BIKE) WHEELS TURNING
This week’s #Bicycling expert, Darryl Kotyk, is helping us shed our training wheels, and gear up for some incredible rides with his top ten bike trails. Check out our Foursquare list to discover his tips (and your next route).
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Psssst do you live in Austin? Darryl also created this list of best bike spots right in your hometown.

DARRYL KOTYK’S TIPS TO GET YOUR (BIKE) WHEELS TURNING

This week’s #Bicycling expert, Darryl Kotyk, is helping us shed our training wheels, and gear up for some incredible rides with his top ten bike trails. Check out our Foursquare list to discover his tips (and your next route).

SEE THE LIST »

Psssst do you live in Austin? Darryl also created this list of best bike spots right in your hometown.

Darryl Kotyk’s rides always rock. His family’s favorite mid-ride pit stop. It runs in the family. On the road. A defining moment. Taking his spokes and son seaside.

PEOPLE WHO KNOW // DARRYL KOTYK

Darryk Kotyk is a Canadian-born cycling enthusiast who left our “neighbor to the north” to live in Austin, TX, so he could immerse himself in a city with great bike culture and riding conditions.

He blogs at lovingthebike.com, is a co-host of the Cycling 360 Podcast, and consults on several other cycling related projects. When not busy in the business side of biking – or blogging – this husband, father of three, and avid cyclist can be found taking on the terrain of Texas Hill Country’s back roads. But who knows where he’ll pedal to next!

What are you best known for doing?

#Motivating #Cycling #Rule-Breaking

What’s your favorite part of what you do?

My interactions with people from around the world who fill me with inspiration, teach me things, and continuously make me laugh.

What do you do to get inspired?

This is going to sound cliché coming from a bike dude like me, but I honestly get filled with inspiration when I’m out riding and totally caught up in the moment. It’s out on the road where my mind is open, my thoughts are spinning, and my soul is fulfilled.

Just like Einstein’s famous words, “I thought of that while riding my bicycle,” it’s the place where I feel most inspired.

If you had an extra hour every day, what would you do with it?

This is an easy one: time with my family.I was quoted once as saying “It’s all about Family and Bikes for me….the rest is just stuff,” and I mean that with all my heart.

Spending that extra hour each day having quality time with my family is easily the equivalent of a couple million dollars in value.

What do you want to do next?

I consider myself a person who creates his own lifestyle and one who seeks adventure. My family and I are self-proclaimed gypsies and definitely not going down a traditional family path.

We’ve lived in three different countries over the past eight years, and this fall we are looking to make it four. I’m keeping details a little under wraps for now, but I will say that this professional beach bum wannabe is heading back to the sand. Oh, and yes my bikes are coming along with us.

For more freewheeling #Bicycling fun from Darryl visit Loving the Bike, or find him on Facebook, Twitter, and (as always) on the Bing sidebar.

Push some pedals with these cycle-savvy finds from Bicycling Expert Darryl Kotyk of Loving The Bike. Just remember to wear a helmet.
VIDEO // Live.Love.Bike “If you weren’t loving the bike before, then this video is sure to put you in the spirit.  It’s a short documentary about the people you can meet and the experiences you can have when experiencing the world by bike. It was made by Ryan Van Duzer, and I there just happens to be a little cameo in it by me and my son.”
SHOPPING // Viva la Bicicleta“Recommending a place to buy bike parts and accessories may seem a little boring, so I’m pointing out this site that lets you scream out ‘Viva la Bicicleta’.  Just in case you don’t know Spanish, it means ‘Long Live the Bicycle’.  My favorite is their original t-shirt, but I also have shirts for my kids as well.”
NEWS ARTICLE // Bike for Health“In my opinion, cycling can make anything better…so when I recently saw this story of how the bicycle helped this woman survive leukemia, I smiled.  Then I hugged my bike.”
FRIENDS WHO KNOW // @StevieDexter“I have a lot of great bike loving friends out there, but when I need to lean on someone for information on pro-cycling information (an area that I could use some help with), it’s always Stevie. He’s knowledgeable, funny, and that UK accent of his always makes me smile.”
BLOG // Bicycling.com“The name of the website might be pretty simplified, but it has great information for all levels of riders. This link to their ‘getting started guide’ is the best all-around source of information for new cyclists.”
Keep your 7-speed spinning with more four-star ideas for two wheels from Darryl here! 

Push some pedals with these cycle-savvy finds from Bicycling Expert Darryl Kotyk of Loving The Bike. Just remember to wear a helmet.

VIDEO // Live.Love.Bike
 “If you weren’t loving the bike before, then this video is sure to put you in the spirit.  It’s a short documentary about the people you can meet and the experiences you can have when experiencing the world by bike. It was made by Ryan Van Duzer, and I there just happens to be a little cameo in it by me and my son.”

SHOPPING // Viva la Bicicleta
“Recommending a place to buy bike parts and accessories may seem a little boring, so I’m pointing out this site that lets you scream out ‘Viva la Bicicleta’.  Just in case you don’t know Spanish, it means ‘Long Live the Bicycle’.  My favorite is their original t-shirt, but I also have shirts for my kids as well.”

NEWS ARTICLE // Bike for Health
“In my opinion, cycling can make anything better…so when I recently saw this story of how the bicycle helped this woman survive leukemia, I smiled.  Then I hugged my bike.”

FRIENDS WHO KNOW // @StevieDexter
“I have a lot of great bike loving friends out there, but when I need to lean on someone for information on pro-cycling information (an area that I could use some help with), it’s always Stevie. He’s knowledgeable, funny, and that UK accent of his always makes me smile.”

BLOG // Bicycling.com
“The name of the website might be pretty simplified, but it has great information for all levels of riders. This link to their ‘getting started guide’ is the best all-around source of information for new cyclists.”

Keep your 7-speed spinning with more four-star ideas for two wheels from Darryl here

THIS WEEK // RIDING

Grab your helmet, wax up your board and shine your spokes, because this week Bing is all about getting from point A to point B in style. That’s right, we’re going on a weeklong joy ride with some of summer’s sweetest movers (and shakers), like Bicycling Expert Darryl Kotyk of Loving the Bike, and Kitesurfing pro Gretta Kruesi.

Plus, you’ll have chances every day to win this week’s road-ready grand prize:

Pimp My Bike
Ride on! Five lucky winners will score $1500 to build a sweet special edition bike from Public Bikes and hook it up with special add-ons and accessories.

GET GOING »