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Nadir will be Here

(Nadir Olivet, on the right) So Nadir Olivet, former messenger superstar, owner of La Carrera Cycles in Toronto, and one of the organizers of the next Cycle Messenger World Championships will be here in NYC for a week. Back on the road for Squid at Cycle Hawk Couriers.

I don’t think he’ll be [...]

the King is back

Known for his death-deifying skitches, long distance wheelies, alleycat victories and messenger skills…Felipe is back in NYC. The KING, THE KING! (photo by: smashenger.blogspot.com)

Video from Diablo:

Felipe King of NYC is Back from URBAN CYCLIST WORLDWIDE on [...]

Messengers in the News

Here are some bike messenger related stories…

Joe Hendry of Mess Media posted a story about Couriers in Toronto.

Couriers the latest free-enterprizers on two wheels By Reuben Sokol Toronto Observer, April 7, 2010

(about photo: Andrew Parker, Amy Dyer, Steve Beiko and Marli Epp (left to right) huddle on Mar. 25 [...]

Bike Theft in the age of Twitter

found from Joe Hendry from messmedia.org

A Bike Theft in the Time of Twitter By J. DAVID GOODMAN New York Times, March 9, 2010

Austin Horse thought he was just leaving his bike for a second when he ran into the lobby of an office building at 28th Street and Madison Avenue last [...]

Ten Nine Radio-New episode

(photo by dublinmessenger)

Ten Nine Radio is a podcast about messengers. Check out their new episode (#3). Extended Program with Messenger of the Moment Shawn Bega.

“Episode Three February 1st: In this special exteneded broadcast we share a bunch of time with Shawn Bega as our Messenger of the Moment who was able [...]

What the Huck? London magazine has courier fashion spread

Fashion magazine from London Huck has a photo piece on bike messengers who are always ahead of the trends.

Check out more from issue #14: Rules of the road, here.

Bike Messenger Radio

Bike messenger radio now at TenNine Radio.com. They’ve got two shows already posted about bike messenger culture, Check it out.

Event in 2010, alleycat in Mexico City

For those who don’t know, this year’s 2010 Cycle Messenger World Championships will be held in Guatemala, making new connections and bring the world’s couriers to this amazing South American country which makes for a unique travel destination. This event is being held from September 3rd-13th with lots of time to see sights, meet [...]

Amsterdam maybe for 2011, CMWC

Not to think too far ahead but if the world is going to end in 2012, Maybe Amsterdam isn’t a bad place to go out with a bang.

Looks like their working on a bid:

www.cmwc2011amsterdam.blogspot.com/

Sad News, Toronto Messenger killed.

This happened a few weeks ago but I thought it was worth a mention. On August, 31st, 2009–Toronto Courier, Darcy Allan Sheppard was killed by former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant in a bizarre escapade of road-rage.

(picture of Darcy Allan Sheppard)

There was this article in the New York Times.

Canadian Politician Charged [...]