Leah Flickinger is editor in chief of Bicycling. Flickinger served as executive editor at Bicycling from 2010 to 2017, during which time she helped to successfully transform Bicycling from a legacy print publication to a dynamic, visually exciting multimedia brand that connects its community of customers and reaches new audiences in innovative and efficient ways. Her work has been recognized with two National Magazine Award nominations as well as inclusion in The Best American Sports Writing.
Prior to Bicycling, Flickinger was at Women’s Health for 5 years, where she served most recently as deputy editor. There, she coauthored The Women’s Health Diet and edited Slim Calm Sexy Yoga by Tara Stiles. Flickinger joined Rodale Inc. in 1997 as a fact checker in the book division and rose through the ranks to senior editor, acquiring and editing more than 25 nonfiction books in the areas of health, fitness, and sports. Notable titles include Get Your Own Damn Beer! I’m Watching the Game by Holly Robinson Peete, Inside the Tour de France: The Pictures, the Legends, and the Untold Stories of the World’s Most Beloved Bicycle Race by Eric Delanzy, and Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon by John Brant.
A longtime cyclist, Flickinger has appeared on local and national television. She is a graduate of Tufts University and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter.