SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—Bike Magazine was awarded its third Maggie in two years at the Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) 59th Annual Maggie Awards, in recognition of the outstanding photography sequence in the December 2009 feature story, “Enter the Thaw.”
The feature, written by Mitchell Scott and photographed by longtime Bike contributor Sterling Lorence, explores the untrammeled trails and raw wilderness of Iceland.
“It’s an honor to collaborate with the world’s best action sports photographers,” said Dave Reddick, Bike’s photo editor, in a press release. “We are pleased to have that talent recognized through our title; especially that of Sterling Lorence. He is one of mountain biking’s finest visionaries.”
Bike was also a finalist in other categories of this year’s Maggie Awards. Its September/October 2009 issue, dedicated to mountain biking’s most influential women, was nominated for best overall publication design, while its July 2009 “All-American” issue was a finalist in the special interest category. The magazine’s March 2009 “Trails” issue was nominated for best cover design, and its June 2009 “D.I.Y.” issue was a finalist in the special theme issue category. Overall, Bike was one of 77 winners at the 2010 Maggie Awards, chosen from more than 400 finalists.
The WPA has recognized the hard work, dedication and creative talents working in the publishing industry for over 59 years, awarding Maggies to those whose work is deemed “The Best in the West” in a wide variety of publishing categories.
“All of us—staff and contributors alike—work tirelessly to create a magazine that helps to define our sport and inspires readers to get out and ride their bikes,” said Brice Minnigh, Bike’s managing editor. “But getting another Maggie Award is a strong indication that we also have a more universal appeal.”