CMWC2017

The 25th Annual Cycle Messenger World Championships


The CMWC is a yearly international event where the best and brightest bike messengers from around the world meet for two days of intense mental and physical competition. This year, it’s Montreal’s turn to host, and we invite you with open arms to come race, party, and above all, fall in love with our wonderful city.

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Call out for Open Forum Agenda items! *ECMC & CMWC*

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HELLO AGAIN MESSFAM!!

ECMC and CMWC are just a couple of weeks away so now is the time to speak up if you’d like an item added to the Open Forum Agenda. If there is something you would like to discuss please send an email message to leahhollinsworth(at)gmail.com

Also it is the time for hopeful cities to raise their hands if they plan on throwing their caps in the ring to host either ECMC 2017 or CMWC 2018. If you intend on putting in a bid please send a message in letting us know! Thanks!

Looking very forward to an amazing month of events!! See you all soon!

Lots of updates!

 

Hey mess family!

It has been ages since we posted anything on here and thats about to change! Going forward I am going to endeavour to post wayyyyy more often on here, everything from upcoming events to issues that affect us as a community.

In order to make this more exciting I would like to reach out to the community as a whole and ask for submissions. If you have a race coming up please shoot me an email with the info you’d like shared along with any artwork and Ill post it straight away! If you attended a race, or event and want to write a few lines about how rad it was please do so and send it along and I’ll make sure to share it. The same goes for any topic that you think needs to be shared or talked about…send it in!

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So much has happened in and to our global mess fam in the past year…. we have sadly lost an unprecedented number of our friends recently and if there is one thing to take away from these terrible losses is the strength of the bond we all share. I have seen a huge outpouring of love and support for those close to the ones we have lost. This is one of the things that makes our family so damn special. Lets continue to be there for each other, in good times and in tough times.
Ride In Peace

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There have been some really amazing developments this year too… like the founding of the WBMA, ~Womens Bike Messenger Association!! The idea was born in Melbourne during  CMWC this year and the WBMA had its first official meeting at Denver NACCC! There was a huge turn out of amazing, strong and empowered women and I am proud to stand beside them!  The WBMA gives us an incredible opportunity to combine our voices and really be heard and to make a difference in our community.

If you’d like to join the WBMA please email:
wbma-international@googlegroups.com

or get in touch through the Facebook Group

In case you were questioning if a group like this is really necessary you just need to check out the tasteless and sexist post made by Chrome Industries yesterday on their Instagram account, and the incredibly well thought out and articulated response from the WBMA.   THIS is one of the many reasons that the WBMA is so welcomed and needed.

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CMWC MELBOURNE

* I am hoping that someone more eloquent than me will step up and do a more in-depth report on CMWC but I can briefly say that it was an amazing time!

The Pre-Event in Sydney was so much fun! We saw all the sites during some super fun alleycats and rides. Team Footdown and Team scavenger hunts saw us divided into “gangs” Yabos, Westies and Bogans, complete with gang shirts,quickly turned into cut off flannels!

The group ride was, for lack of a better word, EPIC!.  We were prepared for “gentle rolling hills along the coast” What we got was intense, pedal grinding climbs and sometimes terrifying descents along the headlands of the east coast of Australia.  The (dead) wildlife was plentiful as were the amazing views. We biked through 5 or 6 national parks and camped in a couple.  The food and beer was free and plentiful for the whole group ride ensuring that many “bonnets were popped” around the campfire each night.

We finally pulled into Melbourne on a chilly morning about 5am and were met by a crew of locals and those out of towners who had already arrived directly to Melbourne.   We all dropped our bags at our respective housing spots and headed to the Brunswick Velodrome for some exciting track racing and my introduction to Track Cross(?).

As I sit here and reminisce about the whole trip I am slightly amazed at how much it is all one big happy blur! Might have been all the Coopers!!   The Main Race took place in a beautiful part of the city right along the harbour and from all accounts was a great and well run race. There was a large vendor area where bike business shared their products and services. The BMEF/LCEF had a booth and thanks to the support of our large community we raised a couple thousand dollars for the Funds. <3

Another exciting development that came out of discussions at the Open Forum was the desire to create a Pacific Rim Championships in addition to the NACCC, ECMC, and CMWC. This new CMC would include Australia, and NewZealand as well as Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines South Korea, etc…  There are so many countries that are home to many bike messengers that are just not aware of our global mess family and we are trying to change that.

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ECMC Milan

*please send in any pics/words about ECMC!

The ECMC in Milan was preceded by an absolutely mind-blowing pre-event and group ride from Basel, Switzerland. We were treated to 3 days and nights of good food and fun times on our bikes.  The Swiss really know how to organize and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending a Swiss organized messenger event you may have a slight idea of how incredible the pre-event and group ride was!  The ride was fully supported and myself and Mischka along with anyone and everyone we asked to help, ensured that there was enough food each meal to feed 120+ starving messengers.  Highlights of the trip included a fun night in Zurich, being hosted by an amazing family at a farm in the country, camping in the freezing rain in Andermatt, the ride over the Gottard Pass that saw temperatures below freezing before a 60km decent into Locarno where the temperatures were above 30c (90f)  and of course the pilgrimage to see Madona Del Ghisallo the patron Saint of Italian cycling

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After paying our respects we headed downhill into Milano! And what a welcome it was! The Italians showed us lots of love and reuniting with our messfam was, as always, bellissimo!

We were treated to a party at the famous, historical Velodromo Vigorelli! It was built in 1935 and although it no longer hosts track events it is still open and hosts other sporting events. What a beautiful piece of history!

The food was phenomenal as was the espresso.  Everyone suddenly “spoke” italian….basically we all just faked a fun Italian accent and spoke in the only Italian words we knew…. “Espresso! Fussili! Linguini!”  You get the picture!

The Open Forum saw Copenhagen, Prague and Vienna put in exuberant bids to host ECMC 2016 and in the end Copenhagen won!   I will be sure to post more info as it comes in but keep your summer travel calendar wide open as there are plans to have 4-5 weeks of Pre-event->ECMC Copenhagen->Post-event->Pre-event Cologne->CMWC Paris!

 

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DENVER NACCC

*if someone wants to write something up about NACCC this year, that would be fantastic.

The Mile High City certainly showed us a great time! The weather was perfect, the beer and weed were plentiful as was the amazing riding.  There was only a small crew of organizers in Denver but that didn’t stop them from throwing an incredible and well planned out NACCC.  The qualifiers were held in an industrial area that had very little traffic and everything went off without a hitch.  There was some issue with the number of ladies put through to the finals which was rectified when brought to the attention of the organizers.  After the results of who would go through to the finals were announced it was also announced that the Finals would be held in open traffic around the city of Denver.  This created quite a bit of controversy and this topic is one that I think will be discussed more in the near future. (If someone could write something up on this… great!)   After much discussion and a small protest/moment of silence the race got underway. It was a gruelling 4 hours in sweltering heat at a 5,280 ft or 1,610 m elevation.   In the end Kelly Pennington from Montreal and Austin Horse from NYC were crowned the 2015 NACCC Champions! Congrats to you both!

This years Open Forum had Baltimore, LA and Milwaukee all putting in bids to host NACCC 2017. We used the ballot system of voting again this CMC and it went smoothly again. Many people expressed their appreciation for the newer system as it allowed them to vote with their heart and not due to peer pressure.   The system is a simple one and only has 2 requirements of voters..

1) you must be a working or ex messenger to vote 

2) you must have attended a NACCC either this year or last year

The voting is open from the end of the first Open Forum and concludes at the beginning of the Awards Ceremony on Sunday night. You must submit your ballot containing your name, race number and the city you’d like to vote for. If you are attending the event but did not register you must come and see me and Ill simply add your name to the list of voters. You DO NOT need to be registered in order to cast a vote.  I do my best over the weekend to find each and every person and ensure that they have cast a vote but the onus lies with you to find me -not a hard task!- and submit your ballot.  The system is very transparent and accountable. Each vote is cross checked with a master list and in the event of any concern to do with the voting, each vote can be verified.  As always we are open to suggestions and are eager to discuss any improvements.

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Lastly a quick update on the BMEF..

Each year we receive more and more requests for assistance from the BMEF and this year is no exception. We have paid out over $10,000 this year to messengers who were injured on the job.  Annual fundraisers like MAYDAY, and The MarioKart Krit are crucial to the ongoing ability for the BMEF to help when needed.  Please consider throwing a BMEF fundraiser in your city. Every dollar helps!  It can be a race, a poker night, a movie night, a band show, etc! Get creative!
The BMEF is also selling merchandise to help raise both funds and awareness. We currently have available:
Tshirts -$20

Hoodies-$40

Caps-$15

Jerseys-$80

Koozies-$5

Patches (white or black)-$5

AssSaver Fender $5

If you would like to order any BMEF merchandise please send me an email here or hit me up on Facebook here and Ill get you all set up!  You can also “like” us on Facebook here and check out our website here

 

Thats all for now but please get in touch with me and let me know what you’d like to see more of on here!  Share pics, words, fliers etc.

See you soon!

~Leah

 

 

MPLS NACCC ~a first hand account

A big thanks to Vern Schleyer ~CMWC 2012 Chicago organizer~ for giving us his take on the awesome happenings in Minneapolis during the NACCC’s this year! 

 

Minneapolis 2014–NACCCC

8/28/14- Made it across NE Minneapolis in like nine minutes and found Gabe and Six at Holmes Park. Finally put a name to a face with Altan Gurel. We rode out. And rode and rode. It was a fun ride on a cloudy windless day but I was hurting, hung over and thirsty as fuck.

It was the first all wood track I had ever saw, and it was gorgeous. I met none of the requirements to race, including cardiovascular fitness, so after a very weak gyro and a trip to Office Depot I made my way to the stands. Leah, Stu and Matt were already there, among fifteen or twenty other people. and we yelled foul jokes about and to Erica while seated next to her parents. The racing was beautiful but cut short by the weather. I caught a ride back to the city with Sarah and Jennie and Gabe. Parts of the trip did not consist of wrong turns. I would have gotten naked but that bitch made me throw out my wizard staff- Ralph Stout, 8/31/14. I ran into Kayla on the way to register. She seemed remarkably well rested and sane for an organizer. Every part of this event was well executed. Finally found Joel and Augie in the parking lot of Peace coffee, and ate a kick ass BBQ meal. Joel and Augie and Sam and I rode to start the poker run, but we are old, and funny looking, and lazy. We ended up drinking beer on some huge suspension bridge near the greenway instead. It was a fine night. Zalen and Wallace and Brunnelle and a bunch of others drifted by, and resulted in as fine a buzz as I’ve had in the Twins.

8/29/14– I tried to sleep in but the city was cutting down a massive tree outside of the house and it was more than a bit distracting. Rode to a diner in the rain. Extraordinarily wet. Went to Weismann Museum of Art, on the University of Minnesota campus. It was pretty good, but was featuring a student curated exhibit, which wasn’t great, because kids are dumb. Left there and crossed the slowly-getting-mighty Mississippi, and went to the Minneapolis Museum of Art. It was fucking outrageous. Similar in approach to the Met in Mew York, I was greatly disappointed that I didn’t have more time to explore it. Rolled over to Alley Cat Cycles, they threw a great party out back in the alley. Ate more, drank more, got rained on more. Spent time with Lucas and Bega, which is an awful lot like getting to meet Waldorf and Statler in person. We were stuck under tents and eaves for quite a while as the rain was no fucking joke, though the Industry Forum seemed like a success. Rode out to a lake with Sticks, one of the organizers focus’ was to make swimming available every single day. It was a fine idea.
8/30/14 – Qualifier – Went to course and it’s gorgeous. Flat. Limited gravel. Closed. Nice. Racers were set loose in groups of five, every five minutes. Unofficial total is around 200 paid riders. Free coffee at the course for those up early enough. It was a very good thing. Day passed slowly. I had most of my shit spread out of the blacktop to dry, eager to ride but not in a rush to race. I finally got moving, and rode the qualifier around maybe two p.m. Felt great, flew around the course, hit thirteen tags, mostly of decent value, and was thrilled with the course and the race overall. Remarkably fun. Possibly the greatest development in racing history came with the advent of the Blazer buck, which were ground scores with Jakes face that actually counted towards your final score. I got one, after someone pointed it out, but I figured I’d rather have the keepsake than qualify, so it’s still on my desk at this very moment.  It’s hard to imagine what’s lonelier- Ralph’s intervention, or his funeral – Vern, 8/31/14. After the race ended Raul and Brian from Chicago finally showed up, and it was good to see their sloppy asses. I tried to roll out to the beach again but followed Chas and Cris instead, until they got mad that a fairly good sized group of us were incorrectly following them to a drug store or something, then drifted back to NE and went to Luce with Kenny and Will from Chicago, ran into Anna and Robert and the pizza was really good. Next up was the alley party behind One on One Bicycle, where organizers had recreated Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, It was fun to watch Amanda and Cooper knock the living shit out of each other for a few hours, You would think they hadn’t invented violence in New York yet. The free beer and tacos were fantastic too. Dan and Dave from Chicago asked me for life advice, which is a little like trying to take a sip from a fire hydrant. I doubt they will do this again.

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8/31/14- Main Race – I felt so great in the qualifier that its difficult to believe that I came in 123rd out of 160 or something, so i assume the race must have been rigged, probably. Main race looked awesome. I showed up later in the day, just rolling around town enjoying the upper upper midwest for a minute before I fell back into the insanity. Race ended, took group pic, got to see Lane yell at everyone because he lost his manifest. May not win most politest courier this year, but what do i know. Open forum was super fun, NYC made a really strong bid, and ultimately surprised the shit out of a lot of people by getting the bid, thereby ruining the long standing tradition of denying New York the bid. Bega and I finished last remaining moments of daylight shooting the shit in a pair of pink lawn chairs, and I’m just sentimental enough to admit it was a peak moment for me, I went to meet an old friend for dinner, and the rain became so fierce that I was stuck at her place and missed the closing ceremony. Austin took first overall, and Teeners snapped up first place woman.

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9/1/14 – There was a dead bird in the alley as I left Ginnys this morning, so I texted a picture to Joel as birds make him uncomfortable. And I wished him a nice flight. I was running tight on time but risked a stop at Taco Bell for breakfast, and it was worth it as I made it just in time for the 9 AM bus that left around ten. The parking lot was nuts. Shotgunned beers, bagged wine, and mimosas. No sign of Corey yet, his bus was to arrive from NYC at 6:30 this very same morning. 122 tubers divided between two very crowded buses. People hanging from windows, eating aerosol cheese. Departed. Rode lots of little roads with lots of odd turns all the way to the Cannon River. Well, it’s all over for me, I just puked up blood and a whole pickle. – Ralph Stout, 8/31/14. The Saskatchewan Screamer was there, cheerful as ever but not looking thrilled. He said the water on a good day isn’t very warm, and today is not among the good days. We got there and he was right. The water was like runny ice. It was awful. Lucky as shit, once we got out of the tributary the main section of the river was much much better. Nearly perfect, really.

Drifting and drinking all day is not a bad way to live, and everyone was pretty goddamn thrilled to float in the sun.

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9/2/14– Said goodbye to the 20 or 30 people staying at Drews. There’s Corey, asleep on the hardwood. Ouch. Departed, Bostwick in shotgun, running a couple bikes back to Chicago as favors. Somehow lucky enough to make it a really short trip, despite having to go past O’hare at rush hour. It felt weird to be alone, but then Ralph showed up by my house an hour or so later, then alone seemed like a pretty good alternative.

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 A million thanks to the organizers, and all the locals and volunteers- Minneapolis was fantastic and the whole week was perfectly executed.

Vernon Schleyer

Voting Process for CMWC Mexico 2014

We are trying out a new system this year at CMWC in Mexico City. There has been discussion online and this seems to be the format that everyone likes so when better to test it out then in a couple of weeks. We will be taking all feedback and using it to determine if this was a successful test run of a potentially new voting system being used going forward.

Looking forward to testing out this system. If you have any questions please contact myself, Leah H or Stephanie “Papillon”.  Or come with your questions and concerns to the first Open Forum being held from 11am-1pm at Headquarters on Friday May 29th.

See you there! 

Voting At Mexico CMWC 2014

– Bidding host cities will present their bids at the first open 
forum on Friday.
– Bidding cities may distribute informational material 
through the CMWC HQ, in registration packs, or directly to 
participants.
– Shortly after final registration closes on Saturday at the 
main race qualifying voting will open. Voting will take 
place on Saturday and Sunday at the main race and closes 
once the main race finals are over.
– To vote you must approach the polling station, located in 
the vendors market, with either your race number or other 
proof of registration.
– The volunteer at the polling station will instruct you on 
how to cast your vote. Each registered racer gets one vote 
and once it is cast you will be unable to change or modify 
it.
– The CMWC host city for 2016 will be announced at the 
prize giving on Sunday night.

Votación en México CMWC 2014

– La ciudades aspirantes a sede presentarán su propuesta en 
el primer foro abierto el Viernes.
– Las ciudades aspirantes a sede pueden distribuir material 
informativo en el CMWC HQ, en los paquetes de 
inscripción, o directamente a los participantes.
– Pronto después de cerrar la inscripción final el Sábado en 
las clasificatorias de la carrera principal, se abrirá la 
votación. La votación tendrá lugar el Sábado y Domingo 
en la carrera principal y se cerrará cuando termine la final 
de la carrera principal.
– Para votar deben ir a la caseta de votación, situada en el 
mercadillo de vendedores, con su número de corredor u 
otra prueba de inscripción.
– Los voluntarios en la caseta de votación les explicarán 
como presentar su voto. Cada corredor inscrito dispone 
de un voto y una vez presentado no podrán cambiarlo o 
modificarlo.
– La ciudad sede del CMWC para el 2016 será anunciada en 
la ceremonia de premiación del Domingo noche.

Call out for topics of discussion at the Open Forums in Mexico City CMWC

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Hey everyone,

CMWC is just around the corner so this is a call out for any and all topics that you’d like to discuss at the open forums in Mexico City. I want to get a solid idea of what should be on the agenda this year.  This discussion is also taking place on the messenger mailing list as well as on Facebook here at the IFBMA fb group.

As points get listed and talked about on Facebook and on the mailing list I will also post them here.

TOPICS SUBMITTED SO FAR:

Steph from London has submitted this:

OPEN FORUM AGENDA CMWC MEXICO
PROPOSAL FOR A CHANGE TO THE VOTING SYSTEM OF CMWCs

I have spoken to quite a few people who feel the system is not as good as it could be.

From what i know, the issue has been brought up before and apparently, nothing has been done about it because no one was bothered to do something about it but i could be wrong and there could be other reasons.

Having the 1st open forum at the beginning of the event is fine..people just arrive, they are fresh and ready to listen..so once the agenda has been brought up and discussed, get the bidding cities to do their thing..bidding cities should have some materials that people can look at through the event so whoever wasn’t at the 1st open forum can catch up and people can look through the materials over the weekend.
The 2nd forum should ideally be on Sunday. On Monday,most people are either gone or too fucked to attend so it doesn’t make sense to vote then.
It could be argued that people who are serious about voting should arrange their trip to stay until then but the reality is that people don’t/can’t stay on Monday (especially if the CMWC is in Europe, countries are closer, people head back Sunday night/Monday morning) so we should accommodate that and have the second open forum on Sunday…
The time when the main race finals are done and before the prize giving, when people are chilling and before the big party, would be ideal to get the bidding cities on stage again and remind people it’s time to vote and give them a deadline to do so.

Depending on logistics, there could be a couple of volunteers manning a ballot box for a few hours at the end of the day so participants have plenty of time to vote. Make it simple, give your rider’s name/number, one ballot paper, write the city you’re voting for and cast your vote.
We need to make sure this is done thoroughly so have a list of all registered participants and once they have voted, cross their names.
During the prize giving, someone would be counting the votes..IFBMA council members maybe, as organisers will be fairly busy and the winning city would be announced once the prize giving is over and before the party start.

People would be told in advance (ie on the website of the next CMWC organiser if this proposal goes through) that the voting system has changed and what it involves.

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Scooter (Scott Vercoe) from Melbourne, Australia  posted the following on fb:

CMWC Voting System.

It was 10 years ago I put in a bid for Sydney and took the Worlds out of the traditional Europe/North America cycle and was on the IFBMA council. I still think the way we did it back then can’t be beat.

2 years out from the year you plan to host CMWC you put in a proposal to host the worlds. Everyone can put in a proposal. This is done at the 2nd open forum of that years CMWC.

1 year out, intending host cities’ bids are voted on. This is done at the first open forum of that year. Cities can only present a bid if they had put in a proposal the year before.

The biggest advantage of this way is that you can vote for the hosting city in the first open forum.

The first thing that happens at any committee meeting is urgent business. And if voting for host cities isn’t the urgent business of an open forum at a CMWC, I don’t what is.

This also allows for everyone to celebrate the winning city throughout the event.

Trying to vote for host cities at the 2nd open forum where everyone is bent out of shape after racing and partying doesn’t make any sense to me. In my experience, only the keen ones attend the 2nd open forum. And with this system you can have it on a Monday.

I don’t think the IFBMA can start telling host cities when they need to hold an open forum. It’s dangerous ground in mandating a schedule for a CMWC.

That’s my thoughts. I’m gonna go check that the lids on my bottles of back in my day rants haven’t shaken loose.

Keep it real, kids. 
Scooter

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 From Matteo in Milan: 

It would be interesting if we allowed the cities that wish to apply for the CMWC to send via email 1 month before the start of their event a detailed presentation of the event, enablaling those who wish to read the presentation the possibility to download it.

It would also be useful to assign a point system to the presentations, thus facilitating those who vote.

Obviously these presentations will be used during the open forum.

Matteo

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From Andy Zalen in DC 

My idea:

 Keep the initial Open Forum, but forget the 2nd one altogether.

 Instead, at the start of the Awards Ceremony, all bidding cities get up and
 make one last, brief presentation to win over undecided voters. All
 registered participants get a numbered ballot slip (same as their race
 number) in their registration packet. A ballot box is made available
 beginning at the end of the initial Open Forum until the end of the Awards
 Ceremony – people have until then to cast their vote. Or more specifically,
 make it say, 15 minutes after the final presentations, so that the votes
 can be tallied and announced by the end of the Awards Ceremony (votes may
 be tallied as they are cast during the weekend, so that it doesn’t all have
 to get counted at the Awards Ceremony). No proxy votes, just one available
 vote per attendee that they have to personally submit.

 To take that idea even further, the ballots could be accompanied with the
 Open Forum agenda items which need to be decided on. This addendum could be
 created at or after the Open Forum and distributed later that evening
 and/or during the course of the rest of the event. Again – only one ballot
 per racer. So often the Open Forums get bogged down in heated debate. If we
 eliminated the need to come up with “the answers” – voting on the issues,
 voting on if we should vote, etc. – the Open Forums would just be about
 raising the questions and concerns, and offering possible solutions.
 Perhaps this would make the Open Forum run smoother and more efficiently,
 and we could be more satisfied we gave all attendees a fair and equal
 chance to exercise their opinions.

 I’m pretty sure we abandoned the consensus method soon after Buffalo Bill
 stopped attending, but I don’t know if the by-laws were ever amended to
 reflect this. It’s been a straight majority rules vote for many years now.

 I am also pretty sure that the by-laws were amended to allow for the IFBMA
 council to take decisions amongst themselves on certain matters during the  year, outside of an actual CMWC. If not, there must be a provision for
 this, in the case that some timely issue comes up that needs to be
 addressed before the next Championships.

 I have some other ideas but that’s all for now.

 AZ

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 From Bega in DC

On several occasions, the 2nd open forum has been scheduled for sunday
but on at least some of those occasions hasn’t successfully happened
for various reasons such as lack of organization or lack of interest
or people being already drunk or the finals ran late and the forum was
scheduled for a time when the bunny hop was still going on and thats
not really fair. and thus the forum has been suddenly moved to some
other unplanned time and location. it is my belief that if it is
scheduled for sunday, it should happen for real on sunday.

its not really supposed to be a “vote”. its supposed to be a consensus
(which is not the same thing as a unanimous decision – consensus means
that no one wishes to block the decision which means everyone accepts
the “vote” not necessarily agrees with it – it rarely happens after
only one vote). at least as recently as chicago, a motion was made to
change it from consensus to a straight vote but that proposal was
tabled and has been tabled at at least 3 open forums that i remember.
i would suggest that it has gained more headway recently, and at least
a couple of times, the vote has been taken this way as a single vote,
not necessarily for the worse at those forums. truthfully if at least
most people walk away thinking it was at least somewhat fair, youve
done at least somewhat of a good job.

proxies should be eliminated. whenever you have the forum, people who
want to participate should show up. at different forums, proxies have
been treated differently with little if any consistency.  proxies dont
function in a consensus format. they barely work in a voting format.
they cause controversy and breed uninformed and uncaring voters.

im really excited to see people having these sorts of conversations.
ive always personally believed that having the conversation is more
important than the final decisions.


Shawn “bega” Blumenfeld

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Please discuss! and if you have anything you’d like to have talked about at the Open Forums please post on fb, on the messenger mailing list, or send me an email to leah@bicyclemessenger.org and I’ll get it up for everyone to see. 🙂

Only 3 1/2 weeks until the pre-event in Guadalajara, and the big ride to CMWC 2014 cmwcmexicologo

Hope to see everyone there!

Leah

 

 

 

 

CMWC 2013

CMWC 2013, messenger, world, championshipsLausanne is situated on the shore of the Geneva Lake in the Vaud state, Switzerland.
The city of Lausanne is well known for its hills that makes some streets legendary. Streets such as Petit-Chêne, Valentin, and Grey scare all cycling enthusiasts.

The city is built on three hills above the lake. Three bridges and a tunnel makes the ups and downs a little easier: Pont Bessière and its subway, Grand-Pont and its arches, Pont Chauderon and its view to the Jura mountains and finally the Tunnel’s unique architecture that earn its name a capital letter.

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Register here
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Trailer CMWC13

Chicago cmwcSo CMWC Chicago results
For more information go to their site here
http://www.chicagocmwc.com/results.php

this is the way the worlds end

Final Results

Overall Speed (Messenger):
Craig Etheridge and Josephine Reitzel

International Speed Champion:Kosuke Shimosaka (Tokyo)

Track King: Crihs Thormann
Track Queen: Sarah Murder

Top Non-Messengers: Hans Fogh and Kym Perfetto

Cargo: Hans Fogh

Trackstands: Anita Dilles and Mike Cobb
Sprints: Jack Linquist and Jenna Makgill
Skids: Alex Faroletti and Sarah Murder
Footdown: Scott Free

Raddest Dude/ette: Kayla Dotson and Nick G
Raddest Dude/ette Internationally: Josephine/Raf
Biggest Wiener: SK
Most Professional: Lane Dell
DFL: Joshua Whitesnake

CMWC 2011 WARSAW POLAND

Warsaw Car Killers Foundation of Couriers has been set up in order to organise the CMWC 2011. It is a non-profit organisation of messengers supported by bicycle and urban culture enthusiasts. Many of us who are involved in the realisation of the event took part in organising the ECMC 2004, which was also held in Warsaw.

www.warsawcarkillers.com