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East Coast Messenger Stage Race

I’d heard rumor about this from the organizer of the wolfpack hustle race in LA during the closure of the 405, where they challenged Jet Blue Airlines.

Our own messenger super star Austin Horse got back from racing in Europe and wanted to organize a multiple stage race involving cities along the Eastern seaboard. [...]

Wrenched NYC-chrome party 8/18

Chrome has been throwing some killer parties in their stores the third Thursday’s of the month.

This Thursday is the launch of Wrenched NYC.

Here is a press release:

“We are super stoked to tell you about the release of Chrome’s WRENCHED NYC — the second installment of our free bi-annual alternative [...]

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 [...]

a quote in the NY Times

J. David Goodman of the NY Times, quoted me in his latest bicycle related story. We spoke briefly about the recent filming of Premium Rush, a new Hollywood movie about NYC messenger life. I hadn’t really wrote much on this film, even though I work in that industry, mostly because the reports I got [...]

Halloween bike events

The Halloween bike events are starting to pour in.

Here are a few so far:

In Washington DC: (from the organizers) So here’s the nitty-gritty on the race: WHAT: Dead City Halloween: Halloween alleycat through Washington DC WHEN: Sat 30 Oct 2010 WHERE: 3:30PM @ Thomas Circle (14th & Mass & M & VT)

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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 [...]

Tons of events this weekend

It’s National Bike Month. Here in NYC there are so many things to do this weekend.

Friday, May 14th:

Time’s Up- Green Apple Ride

6:00 pm Temperance Monument, Tompkins Sq. Park.

also Brooklyn Critical Mass

Then Saturday, May 15th: 9:00am, Green Markets Tour. Check the Bike Month Calender for more details. Meet [...]

NYBMA Dinner for Carmen

Carmen Burkart is leaving us. She’s one of only a handful of New York City’s full time female couriers. She’s heading back to her home country of Germany and the New York Bike Messenger Association along with her friends are hosting a farewell diner. Come by, say goodbye to Carmen and meet some [...]

Chill and Go, Mexico City

In preparation for the upcoming Cycle Messenger World Championships in Guatemala, Nadir Olivet former Toronto messenger and owner of La Carrera Cycles, along with Mexicofixed.com hosted the Chill and Go alleycat on January 30th.

Some local faces came out, including NYC’s Austin Horse:

and helmet camera pro, Lucas Brunelle, rocking the [...]