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Couriers in the snow

Another article from messenger media watch dog, Joe Hendry. Taken from the Greek, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” In Ames Iowa, bike courier Jim Gregory knows a thing or two about riding in bad weather.

Blizzard doesn’t [...]

News from Texas

Here are few reports from that big state featured in one of my favorite bike movies…

That’s right Texas. Maybe I’m just longing for warmer climates.

Joe Hendry, every vigilant about messenger related articles on his site Mess Media, found this feature story from the Houston Press.

Reporter John Nova Lomax spent [...]

Article on the upcoming NACCC

This year the NACCC which is pronounced like that 80′s one hitters, The Knack, is short for the North American Cycle Courier Championships.

This year it’s being held in Atlanta, yes they have bike messengers there, this weekend.

Here is an article found on the messenger news source: messmedia.org, dutifully maintained by Joe [...]

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 [...]

Article about German couriers dealing with bad weather.

From Joe Hendry of messmedia.org   Bike couriers grappling with enduring snow and ice The Local, January 8, 2010   While most workers can retreat to the warmth of their offices or cars during the harsh winter weather, bike messengers across Germany have been braving the cold – but not without a few extra [...]

10-9-09 Messenger Apreciation Day

October 9th is official messenger apreciation day, according to messmedia.org.

It started in San Francisco and was officially adopted in Toronto in 1997. Now it is celebrated in cities such as: Calgary, Chicago, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver , Houston and Washington DC.

It has come of specific importance this year in the healing process, [...]

pictures from Tokyo

Prolly’s put up some pictures from the 2009 Cycle Messenger World Championships:

Including one of our own Champ in NYC, Austin: More pictures on flickr. (got this randomly off twitter)

Article on New Zealander going to worlds:

My life in sport: Ezra Phillips New Zealand Herald, ‎September 17, 2009‎

Twenty seven-year-old [...]