What Happened to Easyriders?
Why did Easyriders Magazine Close? Who Owns Easyriders Now? What is the future of Easyriders Magazine, Motorcycle Rodeos, and Bike Shows? These are some of the many questions revolving around what happened to Easyriders.
But before we go into what is happening with Easyriders, here is a brief company history. First, Joe Teresi and others started the company in 1970. The legal name of the company chosen was Paisano Publications. Then, under Teresi’s leadership, Easyriders Magazine became an iconic American biker name. Then, years later, the Biker Rodeos and Motorcycle Shows began.
The Collapse of Easyriders Magazine
Over the years, magazine sales slowly went down. In addition, attendance at the Easyriders events began to have huge declines. Also, the quality of the attractions at the events started to drop. Then, the number of Bike Shows and Rodeos held each year was reduced. And eventually, the size of the staff shrinks. Additionally, some people with experience left the company, and their replacements do not have a similar experience.
Then, in 2018, Teresi announced that what was left of the iconic brand was up for auction. Especially surprising was that one day, almost everything related to Easyriders online went silent. For instance, the Magazine’s site was shut off, its domain was up for auction, its Facebook activity fell off, etc.
Even worse, there was an announcement that Easyriders would no longer be printed. So, you would not get the Magazine if you had a subscription. And it came as no surprise that there were a lot of loyal subscribers and followers who were unhappy.
Subsequently, we searched for answers to discover what was happening and why Easyriders closed.
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