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Michael Cushionbury Joins Mountain Flyer As Editor in Chief

Published September 15, 2021

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Jeffersonville, VT, September 2021: Mountain Flyer, The Mountain Bike Journal welcomes industry media veteran Michael Cushionbury to the team as Editor in Chief. 

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State University, Fullerton, “Cush” has 25 years of experience in the cycling industry with numerous editorial positions for major publications as well as roles in marketing for well-known brands. Most recently he was Editor in Chief at Dirt Rag magazine for five years as well as a founder / Editor in Chief at The Cycling Independent online publication.

“Throughout my career I’ve always loved print, even if it was a brand catalog—the imagery, text and feel of something you can hold in your hands just can’t be replaced,” Cushionbury says. “I’ve been involved with some pretty awesome print publications and I'm very excited about this opportunity to join the Mountain Flyer team and bring my experience to this well-loved brand and help it grow. I’ve always had a great deal of respect for the quality and direction of Mountain Flyer so it feels like a very familiar environment to be associated with, I feel right at home."

“I’m really excited to see how Cush’s experience and talents merge with the look and vibe of Mountain Flyer,” says Tyler Cohen, Height of Land Publications’ editorial director. “He really gets what we do at Height of Land, and he really gets what riding and the bike industry are all about. Put all that together, and I think Mountain Flyer’s quality and reach will only grow and grow under Cush’s leadership.”

Cush is also a long-time mountain bike racer who went from short-course to marathon to gravel, racing in Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Israel, as well as taking part in the Bike Town 2010  project in Afghanistan which benefitted underserved Afghan youth by delivering bikes to an orphanage and the Afghan Cycling Federation. 

“It’s been an amazing journey and I can’t wait to continue this story,” he said.

Cush’s home base is Prescott, Arizona. He can be reached at:

About Mountain Flyer:

Based in Jeffersonville, VT, Mountain Flyer is The Mountain Bike Journal. Our honed storytelling and photography takes you straight into the gritty, salt-stained core of the global mountain bike scene four times a year. No sponsored content. Premium paper. Clean design. Otherwise, pretty dirty. Subscribe online at

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