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CMWC XIX-Warsaw Poland, 7/27-31

Saw this nice poster on urbancyclistworldwide.com.

The 19th Cycle Messenger World Championships are this weekend in Warsaw Poland. warsawcarkillers.org

World Bicycle Domination!

CMWC2011-Warsaw Poland

Forget that silly race in France. The really battle of cycling supremacy is the annual Cycle Messenger World Championships. This year it’s being held in Warsaw Poland from July 27th-31st.

Promo video:

Find out more www.warsawcarkillers.org

The site provides a nice list of host cities past:

“1993 Berlin, DE 1994 London, UK [...]

Article in Wired about NYC bike courier tech

Here is a great article from Wired Magazine taking a thoughtful look at NYC bike messengers adapting to the new trends in technology which also threaten their livelihoods. The article features couriers Austin Horse and Wild Bill Meier (on the road since 1982) and Samurai messenger company owner, Josh Weitzner.

Bike Messengers Pedal [...]

NYC messengers new music track.

Get ready to add a new moniker to one of NYC’s most vibrant couriers…Stoned Tone.

Courier, race organizer and now MC. He’s got a new track called Movin’ featuring Toronto’s own courier legend Sunny D the Red Sonia and Angry Drew.

With lyrics dedicated to being a hardcore messenger (I especially like [...]

Congratulations! Austin Horse gets 2nd

Nice work! Our own Austin Horse took a break from filming Premium Rush, the messenger movie, and got 2nd place in the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Panajachel, Guatemala.

Here are some more updates:

Nadir Olivet is the owner of Toronto’s la Carrera Cycles http://www.lacarrera-cycles.com/ and the main organizer and sponsor of [...]

I wish you all safe travels in Guatemala.

Looks like this years Cycle Messenger World Championships is off to a rough start in Guatemala due to flooding. Several messengers from NYC are heading that way. Good Luck to all.

Guatemala mudslides kill at least 38; 2 buses hit

NAHUALA, Guatemala – Torrential rains from a tropical depression caused landslides that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Move over Kevin Bacon-Here comes the Messenger

There was a new narrative messenger movie shot here in NYC. Movement pictures is currently in post production on their movie described here:

About The Film The Messenger is a short film about Kaya, 19, a midwesterner who leaves behind family and friends to follow her passion for cycling to New York City. The [...]

MONSTER TRACK ELEVEN...is on.

(art by Greg Ugalde-of course.)

NYC’s track bike super bowl: Monster Track is on for March 6th.

Check out the website.

Some past coverage by me: an article I did on last years 10th anniversary for Urban Velo Magazine.

Last year I profiled riders and organizers from last years MT10.

the rookie, [...]