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. And 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 cut back. And eventually, the size of the staff shrinks. Additionally, some of the people with experience that 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, pretty much 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. So it came as no surprise that there were a lot of loyal subscribers and followers who were not happy, to say the least.
Subsequently, we began searching for answers to discover what was happening and why Easyriders closed.
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