Urban Velo


urbanvelo.orgAfter more than seven years, Urban Velo printed its 45th and final regularly scheduled issue. Since 2007, the publication has documented bicycle culture in cities around the world. Urban Velo not only reflected the state of city cycling, it encouraged a global cycling culture. While the mainstream cycling media barely took notice, Urban Velo’s founders not only documented the burgeoning urban scene, they lived it, organizing alleycats, goldsprints, bike polo tournaments and film festivals.

One of Urban Velo’s great successes was spreading bike culture to the far corners of the globe. By distributing the magazine for free online, readers in Indonesia, Chile, Ukraine and countless locales became a part of a community that included New York, London and Tokyo. The magazine’s popular department I Love Riding in the City featured readers from dozens of cities around the globe, proving that despite being oceans apart, all city cyclists share the same passion.

Over the course of seven years, Urban Velo presented a plethora of unique content—from the midwesterner who rides his BMX in the underground sewers, to the street-side bicycle repairmen in Beijing, to the Los Angeles cyclists who raced the marathon course during the wee hours of the morning. Urban Velo also covered the bike industry with a fair and knowledgeable approach.

Despite the magazine and website’s undeniable editorial success, all businesses are subject to the vagaries of the marketplace. In light of the current trends in advertising, as well as the rising cost of doing business, the two man publishing team has decided to ride away with their heads held high. Back issues of the magazine will remain archived at www.urbanvelo.org, and the founders, Brad Quartuccio and Jeff Guerrero, can be reached at brad@urbanvelo.org and jeff@urbanvelo.org respectively.

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  1. NickDecember 1, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I’m in shock. I know I am not alone when I say UV has had a lot of impact on my love for cycling. I’m going to miss it and I’m glad I’ve saved every issue I’ve got my hands on.

  2. JoeDecember 1, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Thank you for all your great work over the years.

  3. JoelDecember 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Pretty fuckin’ bummed. This has been my favorite cycling publication since I found it about 4 years ago.

    In a world of MTBers and roadies this content made me feel connected to a community where cycling wasn’t just a lifestyle but was THE way of life.

    Thank you for all of the superb content over the years. UV will be missed.

  4. JoshuaDecember 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Can’t something be done? Anything?

    Here, take all my money!

  5. Tom HellmannDecember 1, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Hate to see you guys go. Big thanks to both of you. Urban Velo was the first magazine/site to feature my products and I have the article framed on my wall. Best of luck in your new ventures! -Tom

  6. David AndersonDecember 1, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I hate to see Urban Velo go but thanks for all that you’ve done. Urban Velo was one of the first websites I found when I started riding about 7 years ago.

  7. AnnaDecember 2, 2014 at 11:22 am

    This is heartbreaking! I loved receiving Urban Velo at our co-op and looked forward to reading each edition. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the years. Best of luck to you guys.

  8. Tim HDecember 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I’m sad to see you guys go! Best wishes as you move forward!

  9. cgDecember 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks for the ride! I will continue to wear my Urban Velo t-shirt proudly. Best of luck!

  10. Tim RutledgeDecember 2, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Brad & Jeff,
    Sorry to hear this news, but I understand the changes in the world of print media. You two are the best and the publication was/is awesome. Urban cycling will one day rule the land and you will be looked upon prophets that led the way to more people everywhere moving by bikes.
    All the best!

  11. AbbieDecember 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I found you guys about a month ago while researching for a school paper on urban cycling. I was super excited to receive my first issue from Urban Velo as I’m trying to get more into cycling around the city. I’m sad I found you too late, but I will definitely be catching up on precious issues! I wish you both all the best in the future!

  12. James ThomasDecember 4, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Brad and Jeff,

    As a reader since issue #1 (when it was briefly called Urban Cyclist), I am sad to see the magazine and website go. As a long time bike blogger though, I completely understand why you made this decision. I wish you all the best in future endeavors, and I’ll look forward to following your upcoming projects… bike related and otherwise.

    By the way, I hope this means more time on the bikes for both of you. I know how much time you have put into UV over the years, and it is greatly appreciated.

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  14. JAllenDecember 7, 2014 at 2:41 am

    I bought a couple items off your site. Just something to remember you guys by. Thank you so much for creating and running Urban Velo for as long as you did. I hope that you find that your next venture in life be as rewarding if not more so. The cycling community is a close-knit one. Bonded by this thing we all know and love. You guys helped make the culture in this community rich. Peace, love and ride!

  15. TerryDecember 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Wow! I hate to see this one go away. “Urban Velo” was unique and presented a side of cycling and cyclists that almost all others ignore. This was no other magazine I looked forward to like this one.

    Thanks for printing a couple of my stories (The Most Beautiful Bicycle I Have Ever Seen, The Running of the Chickens). I have been reading since issue 1. It was a great magazine focusing on people instead of just “stuff.” I will miss it.


  16. AndreaDecember 9, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Sad news!
    Is the blog going on?

  17. SarahelizabethDecember 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Favorite cycling magazine and two of my favorite guys ever. I hate to hear this but am glad for all the issues and cycling support and enjoyment the magazine brought…You both are awesome and successful in any adventure you chose. Best of luck and ride fast!


  18. Nate WoiwodeDecember 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Sad to see you guys go.

    Is the online blog going as well as the magazine? Or will you keep content updated on the website?

  19. JimizDecember 23, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Bummed to see that you are closing down. What a great magazine and culture you have promoted. I’ve only been with you for about 2 years, but your content has kept me moving on 2 wheels. From commuting to work and keeping family on the road. thanks for all that you have done for the cycle community. Hope you can continue the blog.

  20. TerryDecember 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I heard the rumor there will be a yearly special edition Urban Velo, so all is not lost.

    Wait…I just started that rumor right now, but hey, rumors have to start somewhere–might as well be me doing the rumoring.

  21. MortJanuary 1, 2015 at 11:04 am

    You’ve really done great work and we all thank you for that. Best of luck in your new endeavors and I look forward to finding something that might come close to filling your toe clips.

  22. Kirk TsonosJanuary 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    This is really sad to read.

    It was great working and dealing with you guys over the years, through Burro Bags and Forward Set (formerly 904 Fixed).

    I remember looking forward to new issues coming in to the shop at Burro. Going to miss seeing this magazine around.

    I hope the best for both of you! Thank you for contributing to the cycling scene in the way that you have.

  23. Christian TownsleyJanuary 13, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Really sad to read this! Gutted. Good luck with your future endeavors and thank you for everything you’ve done over the years.

  24. David GardnerFebruary 5, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Wow, just reading this. I’ve not been a zealous adherent. I read occasionally, fits and starts. The magazine’s mission though is one I agree with wholeheartedly.

  25. MarkMarch 22, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I just found out today because my iTunes subscription has run out and is no longer available. Loved the mag and wondered why it had gone quiet.

    Publishing is a perverse occupation, the pressures, the constant needs month in month out but it’s so rewarding when you hold the next issue. I hope you find something equally rewarding in your futures.

    Thanks for all the great mags, word and pictures and love you poured into each issue,

  26. DylanApril 9, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Sorry to learn of this, but I’m sure y’all will find a way to continue spreading the good word and I hope you’re riding lots.

    Thanks for always supporting Deux North!

  27. Jon WJuly 10, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Sad to see UrbanVelo end, I found it when I first fell in love with urban riding in DC. Thanks for all the great reads.

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