RoadBike is a uniquely positioned magazine that provides street-motorcycle enthusiasts all the news they need to stay informed. Our pages offer the entertainment and enthusiasm that defines your lifestyle. Catering to real-world riders of all brands, every issue of RoadBike features reviews of new bikes and products, tech and how-to articles, breaking news, useful information, personality profiles, tours, and event coverage. We also feature stories on riding clubs, motorcycle-based organizations, and custom bikes from mild to wild.
Our diverse staff of riders and writers provides a wide range of perspective and experience presented in a practical, user-friendly package featuring top-notch photography and state-of-the-art graphics with sensible copy. This is a real-world magazine for the real-world motorcyclist.
Editor Steve Lita
Starting in an entry-level position as assistant editor for TAM Communications’ publications RoadBike and American Iron Magazine, Steve Lita worked his way up the editorial ladder to finally become editor of RoadBike magazine in 2007. “I have an almost complete family tree of TAM business cards,” quips Steve. He served as managing editor of a TAM newsstand special edition, and associate, managing, and technical editor of RoadBike before accepting the challenge of the editor’s role.
Steve, who has been with RoadBike since early 2004, and has previously worked for the Skip Barber Racing School, Holley Performance Products, and Accel Ignition, is an avid motorcycle enthusiast whose technical know-how has been and will continue to be invaluable to the RoadBike staff, and to the magazine.
“It’s a thrill to take the lead as we forge ahead to make RoadBike magazine a leader on the newsstand,” Steve said. “I’m looking forward to working with the RoadBike staff of artists and editors to continue making our magazine the sourcebook for real-world motorcycle enthusiasts.” A resident of New Haven, Connecticut, Steve is an MSF-trained Ridercoach for the CT Riders Education Program. When he’s not riding or teaching new riders, he can be found wrenching on his muscle car or his collection of 10 bikes.
Art Director/Staff Writer Tricia Szulewski
When she landed her job in 1999, she had been riding for only a few years, and had just purchased the ’99 Honda Shadow ACE 750 that many of you have seen several times in RoadBike. Trish admits, “I’m extremely lucky. I get to spend my days combining two of my favorite things: art and motorcycles.”
Trish grew up with a love for motorcycles. When she was 16, her dad got the Honda CB750 that he always wanted. “I’d sit on the bike in the garage and fantasize about one day riding it myself,” she says. At age 24, Trish graduated from FIT in New York, with a degree in graphic design, and moved from Manhattan to Danbury, Connecticut, home of a well-known motorcycle meeting place, Marcus Dairy. She signed up for the MSF Beginning Riders Course right away. “It came naturally to me, and I ran out and bought my first bike, a 1984 Honda Shadow 500. I’ve been a diehard ever since, taking every opportunity to get out and ride.” Trish recently became an MSF instructor so that she can share her passion while passing on some of the important tools necessary to keep riders safe.
Here at the office, she spends most of her time in front of the Mac, opening, checking, converting, and retouching all the images you see in the mag, “I get to play with type, colors, and layouts. I bounce ideas for photo shoots off my cohorts, and spend most of my time thinking up new creative ideas — some are good, and some are not-so-good.” She’s faced many challenges, such as impossible deadlines, numerous staff changes, industry lows and highs, editorial meetings, redesigns, and the change from Motorcycle Tour & Cruiser to RoadBike. Through it all, she says “Every time a new issue lands on my desk, it’s my new favorite.”
Since she is both passionate about motorcycling and a writer, Trish gets plenty of opportunities to write for RoadBike. “The perks to this job are amazing, and I certainly don’t take them for granted” she adds.
When she’s not working, Trish enjoys riding with her wife, Mary, who pilots the Suzuki Bandit that’s been upgraded in the magazine over the years. When she’s not riding, Trish loves spending all her free time with her daughter, Kaia. If you look really closely, you may even see traces of her in the pages of RoadBike.