VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jimmy "Mac" McIlvain is stepping down as editor of Hi-Torque's Mountain Bike Action magazine, he announced on his Facebook page Friday.
McIlvain said he disagreed with the magazine's publisher over the inclusion of what McIlvain called "motorized mountain bikes" in MBA, referring to electric bikes. Hi-Torque publishes a separate title devoted to e-bikes, called Electric Bike Action.
"The publisher is expanding the magazine's coverage to motorized mountain bikes and I just can't go along with his logic. Mountain biking is a human-powered activity. No hard feelings. It has been a great ride. I'm going out on good terms," McIlvain wrote on his Facebook page.
McIlvain was recently nominated for inclusion in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. He could not immediately be reached Friday for comment.
McIlvain worked for Hi-Torque for 20 years and contributed to MBA all that time. He became editor starting with the March 2001 issue. He will remain with the company through July; the October issue of MBA will be the last one he will edit.