Celebrating over 30 Years of Independent, Mostly Responsible Motorcycle Journalism
The original free motorcycling publication, CityBike was created in 1984 with the idea that the Bay Area motorcycle culture is so vibrant, so ingrained in daily life, so rich in history, characters, stories, racing, riding, and camaraderie that it deserved to be chronicled in large-format, tabloid-sized print.
Our mission today remains the same: to deliver to our readers thoughtful and provocative journalism that while perhaps lacking the production values, gloss and polish of mainstream magazines, more than makes up with enthusiasm, real-deal participation, integrity and loyalty to our readers and our beliefs. Like our readers, we are real riders: moto-commuters, racers, street and dirt riders; sporting and adventure riders; simultaneously advocates and hooligans.
We are fiercely loyal to our local riding scene, our community. CityBike is available at over 200 motorcycle shops, restaurants, bars and other moto-gathering spots throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Our magazine is also read by subscribers across the United States and abroad.
Events, Advertising & Sponsorship
We produce, cover, or participate in high-profile local events such as Ride Friday Give Back, our annual fundraising ride for Alameda County CASA; the Quail Motorcycle Gathering; American Flat Track events like the Sacramento Mile and the Calistoga Half-mile; the Dirtbag Challenge, Moto Melee, the Sheetiron 300, and other “locals only” happenings. We offer an inside line to the many vital variations of motorcycling life here in Northern California.
We are also the program for AFM racing events, meaning that everyone who attends race weekends gets a copy of the mag with a special race program centerspread.
Print Dates & Deadlines
CityBike typically prints on the third Monday of the month, and begins hitting motorcycle shops and other locations the very next day. Ad submission deadlines are usually seven days before print. We can assist with creative for a nominal fee, if needed.