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Dirt Rag winds up after 30 years

On a personal note, Dirt Rag was THE mountain bike magazine for me. The articles were the edgy style that appealed to those who believed themselves a part of the off-road cycling mythos. The photography and illustrations were not the run-of-the-mill corporate photoshoot fodder that we find today in most cycling media. They had real rider writers like our friend, Rebecca Rusch. They lived in and believed in the mountain biking scene for the last 30 years. They will be missed.

US-based MTB magazine, website and festival Dirt Rag is closing its doors after 30 years.

In a post on Instagram, Dirt Rag said the reasons for the closure were many, but focused on the print mag, website and festivals being crucial revenue streams to keep the operation running.

Pittsburgh-set Rotating Mass Media ran Dirt Rag Magazine and the festivals. Back in 2017, the publisher halted the print side of Bicycle Times and last year wound down the online version too.  Parent company Rotating Mass Media wa…

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