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.


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.