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Momentum bumps up Portland distribution

Posted by on January 30th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Momentum is based in
Portland’s sister cycling city,
Vancouver BC.

Vancouver, BC-based Momentum Magazine, has expanded their distribution in Portland.

Editor Amy Walker says she wants to get the magazine in front of more Portland faces and to do it, they’ve contracted with the same distribution service used by the Portland Mercury.

In addition to Portland, Momentum has also expanded into New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Seattle.

Walker says the move was made into “cities with a healthy bike culture” and she hopes the move will expand the magazine’s advertising base. “To survive we need to get more ads,” she said from her office in Vancouver today, “and to get more ads we need more distrubution.”

Mult. County Bike Fair!

Momentum’s Amy Walker at the
2006 Multnomah County Bike Fair.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

The magazine, which began in 2001 and regularly features stories on Portland bike news and culture, is also distributed throughout Canada. This month a total of 15,000 copies have been mailed out, but they hope to “bump that up next issue.”

Check out the full list of distribution locations.

In other Portland bike magazine news, a new bike news publication (yet to be named) will launch in March. Stay tuned for that story…

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    Todd Boulanger January 30, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Momentum,

    I love your magazine…I have been informally handing it out to Vancouver WA bicyclists and business types up here (and in Long Beach CA – for the Bikestations).

    I was just talking to a BikeGallery staffer today about carrying your magazine – she had not seen it yet and could not put it down yesterday until finishing it. So they are interested.

    Please have your distributor add the City of Vancouver WA to your distribution list.

    (The Mercury already drops its newspaper up here in our downtown.) Email me for the info: todd.boulanger@ci.vancouver.wa.us

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    Mmann January 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Jonathan,

    This is the same magazine that recently did the profile on you and bikeportland, as well as the interview with Grant Peterson in the same issue? If so, yes, a good read and I\’d love for it to be more accessible.

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    Jonathan Maus (Editor) January 30, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    \”This is the same magazine that recently did the profile on you and bikeportland, as well as the interview with Grant Peterson in the same issue?\”

    Yep.. same magazine. And yes, it is a good read!

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    BillD January 30, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    There are a couple of good articles about recumbents in issue #31.

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    Options Guy January 30, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I guess you could say Portland is gaining Momentum? O.k., maybe you wouldn\’t say that.
    But if you want to hear more about the new Portland magazine that\’s debuting in March, come to the monthly Bicycle Brown Bag on March 20th. Read more (and sign up for our e-mail notification of topics) here: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=34816&a=144945

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    Amy Walker February 1, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks for the mention Jonathan.

    In response to Todd\’s distribution request:

    Since our distribution is still quite small and concentrated and we may not be able to reach all the locations we\’d like to right now, please check out our bulk subscription online:

    http://www.momentumplanet.com/subscribe

    Also – Momentum will have a table at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show – come say hello Feb 8 -10 at the Oregon Convention Centre.

    At NAHBS we\’ll be hosting a panel discussion Sunday Feb 10 at noon with
    Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org
    Jay Townley of Townley Gluskin
    Mike Flannigan of ANT
    (Alternative Needs Transportation) and
    Natalie Ramsland of Sweetpea Bicycles.

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