Dirt Rag Magazine announced yesterday that they are shutting down operations. Gone. The Pittsburgh-based mountain biking magazine that’s been around for 30 years is dead.
Growing up in PA, I remember seeing it in bike shops when I first started mountain biking 25 years ago. I had subscriptions here and there over the years. Many years later, I was able to get several articles in the print pages and online. For me, seeing my writing in Dirt Rag was a bit mind boggling. Need to say: The editors were always easy to work with … and they paid me in a reasonable time (!), unlike other media outlets.
Dirt Rag was different, kind of like the punk rock of mountain biking magazines. I’m really bummed to see it go.