This class is taught by:

Ian Marion

Name: Ian Marion

Hometown: Dorset, VT

Why BYKlyn? BYKlyn sets itself apart from other cycling studios with their emphasis on balancing community and individual growth with challenging and diverse "real ride" classes.

What’s your class really like: I am a passionate rhythm rider who strives to channel that empowering connection between mind, body, music, and bike. My rides are dramatic and challenging, yet accessible and fun. I've always been a bit of a sucker for controlled and weighted speed drills - Ready, set, GO!

What’s your music vibe: My ride experience is 100% dependent on finding the most inspiring, fun and diverse music for every challenge. Maybe Missy Elliot/Rihanna for a fast flat drill and Tiesto/Armin van Buuren with those beat drops/climaxes for hills and sprints. The majority of my playlists are comprised of remixes from every genre. However, I tend to find the most inspiration from trap, hip hop, trance, and deep house(beat driven).

Life beyond the BYKbox: When I'm not lifting or cycling, you'll find me using a brush to push oil paints around on a canvas. I'm a full-time representational fine artist working out of my apartment in Park Slope, BK. I'm fortunate enough to be able to spend every day of my week doing two of the things I love most - besides eating and ogling other people’s dogs.

Anything else you want us to know:
I am a perfectionist by nature. Hence, I have perfected the art of eating ice cream by the pint. Also, I am captivated by world history, especially ancient history.

Social Media info:
FB: Ian Marion

Sara Hogrefe

Name: Sara Hogrefe
Hometown:River Edge, NJ


Why Byklyn? BYKlyn has the vibe of the dance studios I knew as a kid. Ferocity, fun, and family. It’s a non-judgmental place where you can breathe and sweat it out with friends and just completely let go of the outside world. You walk out high-fiving each other and feeling on top of the world.


What's your class really like? You will ride to your edge in every class and then finish wondering where the time went. I want you to see results with pumping music that takes you on a journey. At the end of the day though, I'm a goofball, not a drill sergeant, so we'll laugh a little, groove a lot, and sweat like crazy.


What's your music vibe? Anything with a beat that drives you forward: electronic, classic rock and roll, hip hop, indie, disco, UK drum and bass and African drums. You can count on fresh tracks, exciting synchronized drills and new adventures.


Life beyond the BYK box: Working actor/comedy writer and lover of mountains, lakes, and all types of pie. My boyfriend Mike and I live on the border of Gowanus/Park Slope and love to explore Brooklyn as much as possible. Favorite spots: Sunny's Bar (oldest in the city! sailor bar), Four and Twenty Blackbirds (pie, duh), and Pizza Moto (more pie).

Anything else you want us to know? You can check out some of my many zany characters on my YouTube channel- Franny and Sam. Think I Love Lucy meets Key and Peele.

Social Media info:
FB: Sara Hogrefe
IG: sarahogrefe
Spotify: Sara Hogrefe


Kat Piola

Name: Kat Piola

Hometown: Waterbury, CT

Why BYKlyn? The diversity within the BYKlyn community is a beautiful thing and it's a big part of why I love this studio. People of all races, cultures, fitness levels, ages, sexes, etc can come together for 45min to just sweat it out, and it truly connects us. You can feel that positive energy, that "spread love" vibe, that Brooklyn spirit... it's unlike anywhere else I've taught and it's quite inspiring.

What’s your class really like: I coach a dynamic, high intensity ride. Music is important to me so I create beat driven rides that also have purpose and result-oriented programming built into them. I encourage you to feel an array of both physical and emotional ups and downs as we move through the workout. It's a journey... clip in and enjoy the ride!

What’s your music vibe: Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Electronic... some of my fav artists are Imagine Dragons, Galantis, Demi Lovato, Beyonce, Major Lazer, Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers


Life beyond the BYKbox: With a background in fashion & fitness, I am developing my own fit-leisure brand...coming 2018! Socially, I enjoy eating out with friends, exploring NYC, and I'm all about spontaneous dance parties... no shame in my dance party game! I also enjoy doing hot yoga & strength training. Can't live without Coffee and PB. I love to travel and I'm always down for a road trip in my red car, which I've named Esmeralda because she's a little gypsy, hippie soul like me. :)

Anything else you want us to know:
I spent most of last year living on an island... from Ometepe, Nicaragua to St Croix, USVI... yes, it was amazing and no, I will never take a hot shower for granted again!

FB: Kathryn Piola
IG: katdp925
Spotify: Kathryn Piola

Discounted PureBYK classes for riders on a budget. $18 (plus tax and shoes) for anyone who can get here a little early—teachers, students and everyone really. Same great class, same results, just a little cheaper so more people can join us!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Ian Marion
  • Tue Oct 24 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Sara Hogrefe
  • Thu Oct 26 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Kat Piola
  • Mon Oct 30 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Ian Marion
  • Thu Nov 02 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Kat Piola
  • Mon Nov 06 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Ian Marion
  • Tue Nov 07 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Sara Hogrefe
  • Thu Nov 09 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Kat Piola
  • Mon Nov 13 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Ian Marion
  • Tue Nov 14 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Sara Hogrefe
  • Thu Nov 16 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Kat Piola
  • Mon Nov 20 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Ian Marion
  • Tue Nov 21 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Sara Hogrefe
  • Mon Nov 27 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Ian Marion
  • Tue Nov 28 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Sara Hogrefe
  • Thu Nov 30 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Kat Piola
  • Mon Dec 04 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Ian Marion
  • Tue Dec 05 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Sara Hogrefe
  • Thu Dec 07 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Kat Piola