Editor John Ulrich is just about always running wide open, so I doubt if he even realized this, but this month is the 20th anniversary of the launch of Roadracing World. The paper quickly grew to become the paper of record for motorcycle road racing in America.
I’ve had a number of bylines in RRW over the years and at one time I was proud to be the only writer/photographer who was contributing to Roadracing World, American Roadracing and Cycle News all at the same time.
Ulrich began at Cycle magazine before moving to Cycle World and then becoming editor at Cycle News. He then took American Roadracing, a publication at the time that was WERA’s newletter, and turned that into a national publication. He lost control of American Roadracing when that publication was sold.
He was still editor for a while, but a major blowup took place between Ulrich, the publisher and advertising department. Ulrich was forced out at AR. He won a settlement in a lawsuit that followed and started Roadracing World in October of 1990.
You can check out the online version of RRW at www.roadracingworld.com.
Happy birthday RRW.