Magazine Bonus: Another Free Issue

Issue 00

Shared yesterday that we created a new Sampler issue from our first 20 issues. It’s bundled as the base issue (free with the download) in our updated-to-iOS 8, iTunes Newsstand app. While the update to the app is being approved by Apple (about two weeks), you can download the previous base issue for free too.

So that’s two free issues for a limited time – after Apple approves our update app, Issue 00 changes from free with our app to the per issue price of $4.00.

To read the free issues, download our app from iTunes, tap “back issues” from the main menu, grab the Sampler issue, and then scroll down to get Issue 00 too.

And I hope you enjoy all that content. Considering subscribing too on iTunes or the Web: annual subscriptions are $16; individual issues are $4.

Here’s what’s in Issue 00….

  • From Lance to Rapha, Cycling Moves to the People — David Schloss
  • Mark V’s Opinion on Carbon Clinchers at Levi’s Gran Fondo — Mark V
  • Garmin Edge 810: GPS Computer Wins Battle-Loses War — David Schloss
  • Reluctant to Change, Grow, and Become Safer — Byron
  • SRAM Hydro: Tested, Approved, Recommended — Byron
  • Lance Can’t Bully the Truth — Byron
  • Old School — Bike Hugger
  • Waiting for Tubeless Cyclocross Options — Mark V

Magazine: Enjoy the Free Samples

samples

Back in the day, when blogging emerged to disrupt traditional media, David Jacobs and I published blogs together with Movable Type. That was an era that helped change how business was done. Working together to publish a magazine last year, David and I changed it up again with a strongly independent, bike-centered focus. The spirit is the same as that early blog work on mobile devices, and ad-free. Compare us to an indie label that doesn’t want to sell out, but still reach a larger audience. David’s company, 29th Street Publishing, runs the platform that publishes our content for the iTunes Newsstand and mobile devices. Bike Hugger contributors supply it, and today we published a new sampler that includes our best writing from the first 20 issues. The samples are bundled with the free newsstand app that’s just been updated to iOS 8 (as soon as Apple approves it, update notifications will go out) and available on the web.

I hope you enjoy our magazine as much as we did creating it. For us, it’s like a fast new bike, taking us to even more interesting places.

To read the samples, sign in on the web or download the app from iTunes and then grab the Sampler issue.

That Cover

In those few moments when I spin down from the latest tangent that I’m on…talking and thinking a mile a minute, about the next big thing in bikes, a designer and friend Michael Pfaltzgraff articulates in colors and style what I was trying to say.

Genius!

And when he shared the cover for the samples issue, I replied, “I wanna be draped in that and see women on catwalks wearing it this spring with strappy sandals.”

Beautiful.

Michael makes my ideas and our contributor’s content look so good, just like he does bikes in the industry.

The Content

Paywall

Yep we expect you to pay for our magazine content; well, not the free samples, but the rest of it! Please subscribe on iTunes or the Web: annual subscriptions are $16; individual issues are $4.

Your money directly supports the authors, photographers, designers (like Michael), and editors who contribute to Bike Hugger.

Issue 21 drops this week too.

NOW OPEN: Davidson & Kullaway Custom Bicycles

Grand Opening Party for DKCBikes on Friday night, February 20th!

Last week the brown paper obscuring the windows came down at an address in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, and in its place a small lighted sign made its modest yet glowing declaration for the new Davidson & Kullaway Custom Bicycles: “OPEN”

Forklift Day at DKCBikes

BMW i3 Drive to Ride

Tern and a BMW

Last week, Wired ran my feature story on the BMW i3

Yes, I know mass-market EVs have been around for four or five years, and there are several that are cheaper than the BMW. But the i3 is unlike anything else and it’s made of carbon fiber and it’s made specifically for an urban environment and …. and… Well, let’s just say it was the first EV that really grabbed me.

It did grab me and before that, I shared my initial drive reactions and a ride in the Medium Biycles Collection….

BMW i3 Drive to Ride

Back at Sea Level

Seattle Storm

Back in Seattle, riding at sea level, and wondering where @bokanev and @chrisriekert are climbing in Santa Cruz this weekend. Last Sunday, it was with me, and the bike media.

somewhere hazy in Santa Cruz

I’ll have more to tell you about that shortly, including the ride I did on an S-Works McLaren Tarmac. Vinde’d it, and a before that a few seconds in the Redwoods.

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