Cycle World

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Cycle World
Editor-in-chiefMark Hoyer (Since 2009)
Former editorsDavid Edwards (1988–2009)
Staff writersKevin Cameron, Peter Egan
PhotographerJeff Allen
CategoriesMotorcycling, motorcycle sport
PublisherEric Zinczenko
Total circulation
(December 2012)
FounderJoe Parkhurst
First issueJanuary 1962; 62 years ago (1962-01)
CompanyBonnier Corporation
Based inIrvine, California

Cycle World is a motorcycling magazine in the United States. It was founded in 1962 by Joe Parkhurst, who was inducted to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as "the person responsible for bringing a new era of objective journalism" to the US.[2] As of 2001 Cycle World was the largest motorcycling magazine in the world.[2] The magazine is headquartered in Irvine, California. Regular contributors include Peter Egan and Nick Ienatsch. Previous or occasional contributors have included gonzo journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, journalist and correspondent Henry N. Manney III, and professional riding coach Ken Hill.

Parkhurst sold Cycle World to CBS in 1971.[3] CBS executive Peter G. Diamandis and his associates bought CBS Magazines from CBS in 1987, forming Diamandis Communications, which was acquired by Hachette Magazines the following year, 1988.[3][4][5] In 2011, Hachette sold the magazine to Hearst Corporation, which in turn sold Cycle World to Bonnier Corporation the same year.[4][6] Bonnier also owned Sport Rider, a magazine that had "cover[ed] the sport bike market in the United States"; Bonnier shut it down in 2017 as part of a larger restructuring.[7][8]


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2012. Archived from the original on January 23, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Inductee: Joe Parkhurst". AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. 2001. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  3. ^ a b Fabrikant, Geraldine (July 14, 1987). "CBS Inc. To Sell Magazine Unit To Its Executives". The New York Times. p. A.1.
  4. ^ a b Hoyer, Mark (September 30, 2011). "Cycle World Sold — Bonnier Corporation acquires Cycle World from Hearst; a personal letter from the Editor-in-Chief". Cycle World.
  5. ^ Richter, Paul (July 14, 1987). "CBS Will Sell Magazine Unit to Executive Group for $650 Million in Cash". Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ Bosman, Julie (September 30, 2011). "Hearst Sells Cycle World to Bonnier". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Beeler, Jensen (August 1, 2017). "Bonnier Closes Sport Rider Magazine". Asphalt & Rubber. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  8. ^ "Sport Rider magazine ends publication". Canada Motoguide. August 2, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2022.

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