Leah Flickinger leaves Bicycling following Hearst cuts

By Stephen Frothingham

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Leah Flickinger has left Bicycling magazine, where she had been editor in chief since last April, following a long career with Rodale.

On social media, Flickinger said her last day at the title, now owned by Hearst, was Friday.

My position was eliminated after Hearst bought Rodale earlier this year, and though I could have stayed on in a different capacity, after 21 years at the same company, it feels like the right time to explore something new,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

Flickinger joined Rodale in its book publishing division, where she rose to senior editor. From 2007-2010 she served as deputy editor at Women’s Health. She became Bicycling’s executive editor in 2010 and took over as editor-in-chief when Bill Strickland, who previously held that role, was promoted to editorial director.

Her work has been recognized with two National Magazine Award nominations, as well as inclusion in The Best American Sports Writing.

I’m feel fortunate to have worked with so many incredible writers, photographers, and other content creators over the years who share my geeky love for storytelling in all its forms, and to have met so many fantastic people in the cycling industry who share my …read more

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