Luk Keller has been the mastermind behind an Alleycat that takes place on the same day in dozens of cities all over the world.
This race is Saturday June 20th…known as: Global Gutz, the worldwide bicycle courier race.
Here are some awesome flyers from all over the world:
and here in NYC, Global Gutz will be at 4:00pm at the site of the Bicycle Film Festival Block Party. 2nd and 2nd…rain or shine.
For a history of Globa Gutz, check here.
I had a brief chat with Courier Marli Epp, whos working on Global Gutz Toronto.
Name, Age and where you live (ride)
My name is Marli. I am 25 and live/ride in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What bikes do you own?
I own a nondescript black fixie with red detailing and an ’82 Marinoni road bike
What will be your next bike purchase?
Something red and light and fast.
What’s happening in Toronto for GG?
We’re having a race and having a party.
Is GG for messengers only?
How does it work?
GG is a race that happens in several cities around the world at the same time, it is all the same distance course so essentially you’re racing other messengers from around the world in a time trial. The top male and female racers win a ticket to the CMWC. It’s in Tokyo this year so there’s a large prize up for grabs.
Will you have any connection with the other cities during the race?
Other than the internet? We’ll see what happens. I’m volunteering not organizing so I’m not sure.
What is it like messengering in Toronto?
I get paid to ride my bike all day, what more do you need to know?
Other cities Global Gutz will take place in:
Cebu City, Philippines
New York City, USA
Norfolk, VA. USA
San Diego, USA
Santiago de Chile, Chile
Washington DC, USA