May 2009 cover of Bicycling
|Frequency||11 issues annually|
Bicycling is a cycling magazine published by Rodale, Inc. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. It features bikes, bike gear, equipment reviews, training plans, bike maintenance how-tos, and more for cyclists of all levels.
Rodale's website claims the magazine was acquired in 1978. Another source claims Robert Rodale purchased Bicycling in 1977.
Bicycling magazine started in 1961 as Northern California Velo-Sport newsletter a 4 page mimeographed newsletter (8 ½ x 14), started by Peter Rich the owner of Velo Sport bicycle shop in Berkley California it covered the local bicycle scene, and was to evolve into Northern California Cycling Association Newsletter in July 1962 as Vol 1 No 6 in a 5 ½ x8 ½ format. The name was changed to American Cycling newsletter with Vol. 3 No 1, March 1964 issue. The name was changed again with the Vol. 5, No 1, March 1965 issue to American Cycling. The size was changed to a larger format with Vol. 5, No 1, March 1966 issue to 8 ½ x 11. Peter Hoffman the owner and editor since July of 1962 sold the magazine to Leete publications in August 1968 ( stayed on as Editor until April 1969), the last American cycling titled magazine was the Nov. 1968 issue,Vol 7 No 8 the name was changed to Bicycling with the Dec 1968 Issue Vol 7 No 9. For several issues after the name change American Cycling was included on the cover in small print under the Bicycling masthead. NCCA newsletter and American cycling were published 10 times a year March though December. In the first year under Leete 1968 there are only 9 issues, Leete skipped the October issue and called it November to make it more current, they were behind in production as they worked on the design change to Bicycling, the Sept issue is Vol 7 No 7, November follows as Vol 7 No 8. After 1968 the magazine went to publishing 12 issues a year. In April 1973 the magazine was acquired by Capitol Management Publications, who sold it to Rodale press in January 1978. In 1980 Bicycling incorporated Bike world magazine into Bicycling. Pricing of the magazine changed over the years as follows July 62 to December 64, 25 cents, March 65 to June 67, 35 cents, July 67 to July 68, 45 cents, In August of 1968 with the Leete purchase the price went up to 50 cents, and the covers were changed to full color, the previous covers had been in red and black. The most authoritative account of the origins of bicycling magazine can be found at this site http://americancycling.homestead.com/ , this site contains both an account of the early history and scans of some of Bicycling magazines predecessors, and a scan of the cover of the first issue to carry the name Bicycling.
Bill McCready (of Santana Cycles) is an associate editor. Frank J. Berto was an engineering editor, Ed Pavelka was a former editor, Arnie Baker has served on the fitness board, Eben Weiss (a.k.a. the "Bike Snob") is a regular contributor, Sheldon Brown contributed, and James C. McCullogh was the president in 1993.
Projects and compilations
BikeTown Africa is a project that started in 2006 as a partnership between Bicycling, Rodale Press, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Kona Bicycle Company. The project donates bicycles to healthcare workers in Africa, particularly those involved in HIV/AIDS related work. Bicycling then documents the impact these bicycles have on the personal and professional lives of the recipients, such as in the May 2010 issue, where Dr. Travis (of the daytime television talk show The Doctors) is interviewed about his involvement in BikeTown (among other things). In the same issue, Bicycling compiled a list of the 50 most bike-friendly cities in the United States, with Minneapolis, Minnesota as number one.
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|"Road Rights"||bicycle law||February 2009||Bob Mionske|
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- Bicycling magazine reviews, MTBR.com (a mountain biking website, so reviews tend to be biased towards mountain bikes, despite Bicycling being geared towards on-road cycling—and Mountain Bike targeted towards mountain biking)