Cyclocross Magazine – About Us
Cyclocross Magazine is a print and digital magazine and website for the cyclocross community by the cyclocross community. We’re based on community-contributed content, which means we welcome content submissions from anyone and prioritize representing all aspects of the sport of cyclocross, from the most grass-roots scene to the highest professional level of the sport. We’re also dedicated to giving the cyclocross community a voice, through a comprehensive social network and dedicated forums.
Cyclocross Magazine was started in the fall of 2007 and is the brainchild of Andrew Yee. Yee got his first taste of cyclocross riding little road bikes on the dirt roads and through the farm fields of rural Pennsylvania (he wanted a BMX bike but never got one so had to make do). He started racing bikes as a little kid in 1980, racing kid’s races and then USCF “midget” races on the road and on the track, and then later road and mountain bike races in Hawaii. His first official cyclocross race wasn’t until 1991 in New England, but ever since that race, he has longed for more media attention on his favorite sport. After years of unfulfilled longing, with the help of his friend Michael Holzer, he started the magazine in the summer 2007 to address these needs and help grow the sport. The first edition, a humble 72-page black-and-white magazine was released that fall.
The organization, due to the efforts of many passionate-contributors, has grown in reach and influence. The magazine is now the authoritative print and online source for all things cyclocross, from race reports, product reviews, racer interviews, “Mythbusters”-like equipment research and editorial perspectives. It was an early Twitter adopter, the first to offer live cyclocross race coverage, and offers the only dedicated cyclocross-specific social network and forums.
Yet the company still is a very un-corporate tiny organization powered by a home office and many all-nighters. There’s no receptionist, no CEO, no influence by non-cyclocross loving corporate ownership. The founder still tries his best to answer the phone and shuttle magazines by bike to the post office, and many regular helpers are volunteers who believe in the cause.
Want to support the effort? Read the different ways you can help.
Our pit crew is filled with dozens of passionate, cyclocross-loving volunteers and interns who believe in goal to celebrate and spread the sport of cyclocross. Just pick up any copy of the print magazine and check out the masthead – each issue features dozens of contributors. Without their help, we would not exist.
We’re always looking for folks who want to contribute content, a skill or a few hours to help spread the love of ‘cross. See our open jobs and internships here but if you’re motivated to contribute, just send us a note!
Looking to send us race reports, photos or press releases? Check out guidelines here.
Every contributor deserves recognition, but here are a few of our regular contributors along with their profile on our Cowbell cyclocross community:
- Andrew Yee
- Molly Hurford
- Kenton Berg
- John Proppe
- John Kodin
- Joe Sales
- Christine Vardaros
- Dan Seaton
- Bart Hazen
- Robbie Carver
- Joey Mullan
- Annalee Peck