‘Momentum’ Still Building as Bicycle Lifestyle Magazine Marks 50th Issue

A look back on 10 years of publishing as Vancouver-based Momentum Magazine pops the champagne on its 50th issue.

This spring, with its March/April 2011 issue, Vancouver-based Momentum Magazine marks a major milestone: The first magazine to focus on urban transportation cycling in North America is celebrating its 50th issue.

Momentum 50th Issue Launch Party

Monday, March 14, 2011

5–7 p.m.

Revel Room

238 Abbott St, Vancouver

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The North America-wide magazine has come a long way since its launch in 2001 by a team of dedicated ladies with a few thousand dollars and a desire to see bike culture grow in Vancouver and other parts of BC.

The 50th issue also unveils Momentum’s new look, logo and tagline: “smart living by bike.”

Multi-national magazine remains rooted in Vancouver

Momentum, a bimonthly lifestyle cycling magazine, speaks to a North American audience today, but its Vancouver roots remain strong. No wonder, considering the magazine’s headquarters are still in the Old Electric Building on Pender Street, where it was first launched as a non-profit organization by co-publishers Carmen Mills, Amy Walker and Joelle Paton. Today, the outfit is skillfully managed by publishers Mia Kohout and Tania Lo; same building, different office.

I started my journey with Momentum as the BC editor back in February 2009 and, let me tell you, I was on cloud nine when I accepted the position of editor, starting in January 2010.

Momentum a labour of love, through the years

Momentum is a labour of love run by a small core group, several part-time contributors and many wonderfully generous volunteers. And it owes a lot of its success to the supportive Vancouver cycling community, as you will see…

Click through the slideshow for a selection of pivotal magazine covers and historical snap-shots as we take you on a ride through Momentum’s journey—from small local-interest newsprint magazine to growing North American print and online publication with readers around the globe.

Launch party for 50th issue

And don’t forget to attend the Momentum 50th Issue launch party, co-sponsored by our friends Granville Online, on Monday, March 14, 2011, 5–7 p.m. at the Revel Room (238 Abbott St) in Gastown. Expect beer and wine specials and prizes!

View the complete slideshow originally published in BC Living here.

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