7 Paying Motorbike and Cycling Markets For Writers – by Karoki Githure

7 Paying Motorbike and Cycling Markets For Writers – by Karoki Githure

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Several websites accept articles on motorbikes and cycling from writers. If you are a riding and cycling enthusiast, or are well versed in the niche, here is a list of seven websites that will pay you to write for them.

1. Rider Magazine
Rider Magazine is a motorcycle publication that has delivered all of the latest news and information about motorcycles for years. From product reviews to industry news, Rider is a must-read for any enthusiast. The magazine also has great features on practical motorcycle tech, compelling stories, travel articles, and motorcycle reviews.
To submit a winning post, you need to ensure that what you deliver is above the critique of the readers. You also need to surpass the expectation of their strict editors. Their preferred article length is 700 to 900 words for mini stories and 1,700 words for feature articles. Payment varies and starts at $200 per article.
Guidelines for submission: http://ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Rider_EditGuideMarch2017.pdf

RoadRUNNER magazine provides any rider with an exhaustive resource of national and international tours. It also offers exciting and scenic new places to ride, and gives riders valuable information on new motorcycles and products to enhance their experience. RoadRUNNER accepts submissions for articles about motorcycle tours in the U.S. and Canada, and other countries too. You can send in your favorite stories with accompanying photos, and they’ll consider publishing them in future issues.
Each post should be between 800 to 1000 words. They pay $100.
Guidelines for submission: https://www.roadrunner.travel/blog/about-us/submission-guidelines/

3. Motorcycle Mojo Magazine
Motorcycle Mojo Magazine is a Canadian-based motorcycle magazine that publishes ten times annually. It focuses on all types of motorcycling, from touring, to history, to destinations. And, it’s all about the destination. The articles submitted should highlight the best places to see, the best things to do, and the most remarkable people to meet.
You can share these findings with their readers through articles, photos, and videos. However, your submission should be in the story form. Short stories are 600-800 words while travel features are up to 2,000 words. Payment is either on a per-word basis or on a flat fee for the story depending on the quality of the published piece.
Guidelines for submission: https://motorcyclemojo.com/editorial-guidelines/

4. Souke Sports
Souke Sports is an e-commerce website selling Souke apparel, such as jerseys, shorts, jackets, leggings, gloves and accessories for cyclists. Their website’s blog section covers valuable information for cyclists. They accept articles on cycling experience, tips on how to pick the right bike, cycling tours, products, and more. The submitted article should be a minimum of 500 words. Payment is between $30 and $50 per article, based on the quality and length.
Guidelines for submission: https://www.souke-sports.com/pages/write-for-us

5. Singletracks
Singletracks accepts submissions from mountain bikers. Their articles cover various topics, including product reviews, reported features, and essays and opinions. Their payment rate varies depending on your experience as a writer, the article’s type and length, and other variables. Pay varies based on the writer’s experience, and the length and type of article. 
Guidelines for submission: https://www.singletracks.com/write-for-singletracks-freelance-information/

6. Mountain Bikes Apart
Mountain Bikes Apart is solely owned by Colin Gray, a mountain biker. On the site, he shares his adventures on mountain biking. The website is open for bike geeks, racers, or just individuals crazy about bikes to translate their experiences into words. All that is required of you is that you submit quality articles. Payment varies, depending on the quality, length, and subject matter.
Guidelines for submission: https://www.mountainbikesapart.com/write-for-mountain-bikes-apart/

7. MTB Rides
MTB Rides focuses on giving mountain bike routes and all centers in the United Kingdom. They accept contributions from writers on named routes from renowned centers as well as other identified routes only. Articles should be a minimum of 300 words and accompanied by good photos. Payment per route is £10 and, depending on the content, the fee is negotiable.
Guidelines for submission: https://www.mtb-rider.net/contact/


Karoki Githure is a full-time freelance writer and loves sharing with other writers on ways to earn through writing.


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