Roy Wallack didn’t have the archetypal cyclist body type, but that perfectly suited the prolific health and fitness writer’s outlook on riding. To Roy, it didn’t matter what you looked like or what your background was; he’d tell you that bikes were the avenue to a healthy, adventurous life, and that was how he lived literally until the end.
Wallack died on Saturday, December 19, after a crash while mountain biking near Malibu, California. He was 64.
Wallack was a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of the 2005 book Bike for Life. As a longtime Bicycling contributor, he co-authored with Jacques DeVore one of its best-selling fitness titles, Maximum Overload for Cyclists.
Wallack had a lifelong love affair with bikes, fitness, and outdoor adventures of any