EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling editor-in-chief Peter Flax has announced several key hires and promotions to the magazine’s editorial team, designed to enhance Bicycling’s print and online content, preparing the magazine for a comprehensive redesign in spring 2011 and enlarging the brand’s vision to speak to all cyclis
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
SAN CLEMENTE, CA—Industry publishers are debunking the idea that print is passé in today’s digital world with a new round of investments in the traditional medium.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has reported record traffic across its cycling Web sites.
Emmaus, PA (BRAIN)—Rodale, Inc. said on Wednesday that it would fold Mountain Bike magazine’s content into Bicycling Magazine, ending the off-road magazine’s 25-year run as its own publication.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired veteran ProTour mechanic Nick Legan as VeloNews' technical editor for the magazine and Web site.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Many new electric bike retailers are seeing flat or modest gains, according to the LA Times.
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PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Times launched last year as a quarterly focusing on pavement bike culture. The popularity of the magazine with readers and advertisers lead publisher Maurice Tierney to up its frequency to six issues for 2011.
MCLEAN, VA (BRAIN)—USA Today sportswriter and member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Sal Ruibal, has been relieved from his sports writing duties at the newspaper.
SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Newly launched cycling media company Move Press has inked a distribution deal that will place the first issue of its flagship title, Peloton, in Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Richard Cunningham, one of the most tenured and well-known writers at Mountain Bike Action, has stepped down from his editor-at-large role at the magazine.
ASPEN, CO (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong took part in a 50-mile charity bike ride Sunday to benefit Wapiyapi, a nonprofit organization that provides camps, retreats and support to families affected by childhood cancer.
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SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—Move Press has inked a distribution deal with Little Rock, Arkansas-based online retailer Competitive Cyclist, giving the magazine a base of high quality enthusiast readers as the company's first print title, Peloton magazine, comes to market.
SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—New cycling media company Move Press has acquired Testrider.com, a cycling Web site for video product reviews and information.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—H3 Publications, Inc is starting the 2011 publishing year with the announcement of a few organizational changes at Decline magazine.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Pinkbike has hired Julian Coffey as its new publisher.
LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Future, the special-interest media group, and world’s leading provider of cycling content, has launched TriRadar.com (click on link)—the brand-new triathlon Web site from the teams behind Triathlon Plus magazine and the popular BikeRadar.com and Cyclingnews.com Web sites.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—The publisher of Bike magazine is launching a sister publication directed at the road cycling market. Paved hit newsstands today and is planned as a quarterly, said Joe Parkin, the magazine’s editor.
SOUTH PASADENA, CA (BRAIN)—A cadre of bicycle and publishing industry veterans has launched Move Press. The first media property to come from Move Press will be Peloton whose Web site will launch on September 21 and will be followed by a bi-monthly print edition on newsstands November 8.
BY JASON NORMAN
SAN DIEGO, CA—The most severe recession since The Great Depression has ushered in a new era of media where counting on one publication and one medium as a primary source of revenue have vanished.