Cycle World

Cycle World
Editor-in-chief Mark Hoyer (Since 2009)
Former editors David Edwards (1988–2009)
Staff writers Kevin Cameron, Peter Egan, Alan Girdler, Steven L. Thompson
Photographer Jeff Allen
Categories Motorcycling, motorcycle sport
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Eric Zinczenko
Total circulation
(December 2012)
Founder Joe Parkhurst
First issue January 1962 (1962-01)
Company Bonnier Corporation
Country US
Based in Newport Beach, California
Language English
ISSN 0011-4286
OCLC number 560580975

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 Newport Beach, California. Regular contributors include Peter Egan and Nick Ienatsch. Occasional contributors have included Hunter S. Thompson 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]


  1. "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  2. 1 2 Inductee: Joe Parkhurst, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, 2001, retrieved 2011-03-02
  3. 1 2 Fabrikant, Geraldine (July 14, 1987), "CBS Inc. To Sell Magazine Unit To Its Executives", The New York Times (ProQuest), p. A.1.
  4. 1 2 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

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