other writing

Current project (ongoing): handling social media for peloton (Move Press) and contributing to the magazine.

Recent big project: handling social media during the 100th Tour de France for peloton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

I am a freelance homepage editor for TIME.com.

Need an editor, writer, or proofreader? Email me at daniel.f.mcmahon [at] gmail dot com.

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I have contributed to VeloNews, one of the world’s leading cycling news websites, since 2009. In the past year I have written feature stories for peloton magazine and articles for OutsideOnline. For most of 2011 and 2012, I was the senior online editor for Bicycling magazine.

I have edited, copy-edited, and proofread a number of novels and short-story collections. I have edited fiction for Douglas Light, whose Girls in Trouble won the 2010 AWP Grace Paley Prize for short fiction and whose novel East Fifth Bliss was made into a movie starring Michael C. Hall.

To see my updated résumé, click here. Or see my LinkedIn profile.

—Daniel McMahon

“Daniel has a keen eye and a thorough understanding of language. He helped polish my work so it was professional and ready to send out.” —Douglas Light

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102-Year-Old Cyclist Robert Marchand Sets World Record

Daniel McMahon writer and contributor for OutsideOnline.com
“10 U.S. Gran Fondos That’ll Get You Rolling


Evans, Wiggins Heading for Tour Showdown



Horner: I Can Win the Giro

Nys and Vos Rule in Louisville

Quotable Chris Horner

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“Daniel is an excellent journalist and I enjoyed working with him.” —Steve Frothingham, editor

Page Q&A: UCI rule banning unsanctioned races ‘very negative’

UCI postpones rule barring riders from unsanctioned races, and USA Cycling follows suit

UCI, USA Cycling clarify rule barring UCI-licensed riders from unsanctioned events

Gallery: A short history of the Red Hook Crit

Pave the Pavé? Mon Dieu!

Tirreno-Adriatico GC still tight entering the final two stages

Cioni Q&A: Sky’s transparency, Wiggins, and winning Tours

Preview: Van Garderen, Gesink, Talansky primed for Paris-Nice showdown

Andreu Q&A: Armstrong took a big step after spiraling out of control

Preview: Gerrans aims to become first three-time Tour Down Under winner

Andreu says Armstrong ‘dropped the ball’ in Oprah interview

Preview: Worlds looms large as Compton, Powers return to Wisconsin to defend titles

For Harlem Cycling Classic promoter John Eustice, a cycling life keeps rolling

A conversation with Swiss cyclocross racer Valentin Scherz

Checking in with a neo pro: Mountain Khakis’ Neil Bezdek

A conversation with Gavi Epstein, a neopro on Slipstream Sports’ continental team

Neil Bezdek has gone from bike messenger to a domestic pro in two seasons

A conversation with current world’s No. 1 female cyclocrosser Laura Van Gilder

A conversation with up-and-comer Lisban Quintero

Johnson and Miller confirm on day two at Gloucester

Powers and Van Gilder shine at Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester

Laura Van Gilder, Jesse Anthony win day 1 of Granogue Cross

Laura Van Gilder and Jesse Anthony take day 2 of Granogue Cross

Christian Grasmann and Laura Van Gilder win Harlem Skyscraper Classic

In Brooklyn, unifying machines and a win for a Russian bike messenger

At Red Hook Criterium, track bikes and brawn required


“Thanks for your careful editing and display. I really appreciate your light editing touch. It was terrific to work with you.” —Samuel Abt, sports journalist who covered 31 Tours de France for leading newspapers, including The New York Times, and wrote 10 books on pro cycling

“I worked with Daniel on providing content for Bicycling magazine online. He provided a well-thought-out vision, helped create an appealing package for the consumers, and worked quickly to make sure the content was online on time.” —Frankie Andreu, cycling announcer and TV commentator

“I have worked with Daniel since he started at Bicycling at the beginning of 2011. He came in at a very difficult moment for the magazine, as virtually the entire editorial team had changed in the months prior. Daniel adapted quickly to the new job and the responsibilities. He is extremely motivated and focused and has continually tries to think out of the box in an effort to take the Bicycling web site into previously uncharted territory. In addition, I can also say that Daniel is one of the best copy editors that I have had in my 12 years working as the European correspondent to Bicycling. He respects the writer’s voice, yet makes choices that truly improve the stories we post. It has been a pleasure working with Daniel.” —James Startt, European correspondent to Bicycling

“Daniel is clear about his assignments and gives me plenty of space to develop the resulting stories. He is adept at shaping stories to fit his audience and at the nuts-and-bolts mechanics of editing for correct grammar and smooth style. He is also realistic in his expectations. It’s always a pleasure to work with him.” —Jen See, freelance writer

“When the opportunity to write for Bicycling magazine presented itself, I was eager to take the position because I knew Daniel would have direct oversight of my work. Daniel’s experience in publishing, masterful linguistic skills, literary sensibilities, and enthusiasm for cycling make him not only an effective editor, but a helpful and enjoyable thought-partner on a personal level as well. Working with Daniel has been a pleasure, and I value his insight and judgment.”
—Neil Bezdek, community coordinator, Bike Share Program, New York City Department of Transportation

Paul Kimmage and the Long Crusade

USADA Report Details Doping Evidence in Armstrong Case as Ex-Teammates Come Forth

Nine Questions With Europe–Bound Ian Boswell and Joe Dombrowski

As He Races to the Top, Van Garderen Finds ‘Perfect Team’ in BMC

Hold That Tweet

Horner ‘Devastated’ Not to Be Riding Tour de France

BikeSnobNYC’s Guide to Cyclocross” [created, edited, produced]

Tom Danielson’s Cervelo R5 CA Tour de France Bike

Adam Myerson’s Ridley X-Fire

Horner Blows Tour of California Apart

Is Jake Keough America’s Next World-Class Sprinter?

American Levi Leipheimer Fired for Doping by His Belgian Omega Pharma–Quick-Step Cycling Team

Summerhill Hitches Ride at USA Pro Challenge With UnitedHealthcare

Dan Chabanov’s Richard Sachs Cyclocross Bike

Despite Disappointing Build-Up to Tour de France, Evans Looks to Defend Title

Taylor Phinney ‘Relieved and Happy’ to Be Selected for 2012 Olympic Games in London

RadioShack Says Bruyneel Will No Longer Manage Team

9 Questions With Alex Howes

Pushing 40, and Getting Faster

Tyler Farrar, Rolling With It

Chris Horner Previews 2011 Tour de France (Video)

A Conversation With Tom Zirbel

In Belgium, a Lone American Rider

This Is Belgian Cyclocross

Eddy Merckx Says Cycling, Boxing Are the Hardest Sports

Schleck Brothers Embrace After Losing the 2011 Tour de France

Jake Keough’s NeilPryde Diablo

The Red Hook Criterium

Hincapie to Retire in August; Last Two Races Will Be Tour de France, USA Pro Challenge

Horner Gives Initial Impressions of Leaked 2012 Tour de France Route

Tour de France 2012: Second Rest Day

Ted King on the Eve of Paris-Roubaix 2012

10 Predictions for Pro Cycling in 2012

Levi Leipheimer Talks Quick-Step and Specialized Bikes

At U.S. Cyclocross Nationals, Katie Compton Wins Easily, and Jeremy Powers Takes His Biggest Victory

Cervelo’s New R5 VWD Road Bike”

The Tour de France, in Translation

Catching Up With Chris Horner a Month After His 2011 Tour de France Crash

At Home With Chris Horner

Amgen Tour of California Notebook: Race Wrap-Up

Video: Tour de France Racer Wrap-Up in Paris