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End of the road for Cycle News Newspaper


Posted: Thursday, 2nd September, 2010 : 12:43 PM - - 7,424 Reads


A part of American motorcycle history came to an end today with the announcement that Cycle News Newspaper is closing it's doors.

Cycle News was founded in 1965 in Long Beach, California by future AMA Hall of Fame Inductees Chuck and Sharon Clayton. Cycle news was a staple for any motorcycle enthusiast, be it road, motocross, enduro or street the newspaper covered it all and became one of the highest selling newspapers/magazines in the industry.

The newspaper had fallen on hard times recently with the down turn of the American Motorcycle industry due to the Global Financial crisis and the huge growth in online media all contributing to it's demise.

After 25 years editor Paul Carruthers was let go three weeks ago and many in the industry predicted the end was near, which sadly was an accurate prediction.

Paul Carruthers wrote about cycle News' demise in a personal blog a few days ago: http://paulcarruthers1.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/cycle-news-r-i-p/


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