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Momentum Magazine and Robert Cherry

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Robert Cherry

A short while back my friend Robert Cherry told me that a magazine was going to publish his comments in an upcoming issue and asked if I’d take a photo or two that they could use.  Well of course.  So we met in Deep Ellum where I took a handful  of shots of him with his bike and some of his family.  I asked him to send me a note when the magazine came out.  Well he did and I think this could be the best cycling magazine I’ve ever read.  I just bought a subscription.

I'm now a subscriber...

So meet Momentum Magazine – smart living by bike.   Here’s their own description:

Momentum Mag is an independent media company that promotes, encourages & inspires Smart Living by Bike.

Our goal is to influence a shift in the transportation culture in North America from car-centricity to a balance of public transportation, appropriate car use, walking and bicycling, by showcasing riding a bike as a fun, smart, stylish way to get around.

Published five times a year, Momentum Magazine focuses on transportation cycling and bike culture in North America. Momentum’s positive and solutions-based editorial coverage includes arts & culture, city and people profiles, style, food, current events and gear.

June 2012 issue

I don’t know how much more I can add to that other than to say if you’re into leisure cycling, if bikes represent a part of your life and lifestyle, chances are you’ll enjoy the great articles and assorted tidbits on their site.

Finally, what put Robert on the map was he wrote the editor to compliment them on including people of color in their magazine.  He also pointed out that at least one cycle related publication has not included a person of color in at least two years, which mistakenly suggests, as Robert pointed out, that they don’t ride bikes.  The timing was perfect, or possibly it’s no coincidence that Momentum included a feature in the same issue titled “Barriers Facing Minority Groups, Diversity and Cycling” where they drill down into the theme of diversity and minority cyclists.

It’s a worthwhile magazine, check it out. And if you do don’t thank me, thank Robert.

– Chris

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Chris started riding a bike again when he noticed the Preston Ridge Trail being constructed across the street from his house. Since then he co-founded Biking in Dallas, has gone through countless Craigslist bike projects (some better than others) and can be found pedaling around town on a Electra Ticino with a camera in tow.

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