CMWC 2026 Call for Bids

It’s that time of the year. CMWC24 in Zurich is just a few months away so time to get the bids in for CMWC 2026. If your city wants to put their bid on the table, let us know and get in touch before July 15: The Milano crew has come forward and announced their bid for the event, find more info in their press pack here.

Yokohama open forum + reminder: call for bids!

CMWC Yokohama has released an updated schedule! Notably, the open forum will take place at 5pm on Friday, September 22nd. Send us a message on our instagram or by email if you would like to add anything to the agenda. We are still looking for cities to put in a bid to host CMWC 2025! If you’ve been thinking you and your city is ready, now’s your chance! Get in touch now if you have any questions about the process. The organizers of CMWC Yokohama would also like to remind everyone that riding a brakeless track bike, as well as riding while drunk are taken seriously by police and the public in Japan. Please take […]

2025 CMWC Call for bids!

Do you think your city has what it takes to host CMWC in 2025? Now is the time to come forward! If you’re interested, please send the council an email at with a pitch, or any questions you might have.Please have your pitch ready in time to present at CMWC Yokohama, where there will be a vote to decide the next host city.

CMWC Yokohama

OFFICIAL DATE! CMWC 2023 Yokohama @cmwc2023 The 29th Cycle Messenger World Championships (CMWC) in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Official date is 20 (Wed) – 25 (Mon) September! Main Race Qualifiers and Finals are 23 (Sat) -24 (Sun) at NISSAN STADIUM and Pre-event @slowburninman is 16 (Sat) -18 (Mon•Holiday) September !!! SAVE THE DATE SAVE THE DATE SAVE THE DATE SAVE THE DATE SAVE THE DATE

2022 Events

While we’re waiting for the interactive calendar  to be up and running, here is a list of upcoming events. Join the forum to add to this list! We will try to update this post weekly. 7 – 10 July German Cycle Messenger Championships (DMFK) – Freiburg August 5 – 7 Italian Cycle Messenger Championships – Milano 12 – 15 August Polish Cycle Messenger Championships – Gdansk 19 – 21 August Nordic Cycle Messenger Championships – Helsinki Follow on Instagram: ncmchelsinki August  26 – 29 Tour de Felvidék 2022 (Slovakia) The fourth annual over-the-top endurance alleycat where the racers have 60 hours to visit the checkpoints of their choice all over Slovakia. FB: […]

CMWC 2024 – Call for bids

The IFBMA has been approached by messengers in Zurich interested in hosting CMWC in 2024. They will be presenting their bid at the Open Forum at CMWC ‘22 NYC. We are asking that any other cities interested in bidding contact us by the end of September, ‘22 so we have time to organise voting (at the Open Forum and online). Any cities interested in placing a bid can contact the IFBMA at With love, Your IFBMA Council Camilo (Bogotá), Cécile (Paris), Fred (Seattle), Joaquin (México), Josef (Stockholm), Kelly (Montréal), Leah (Toronto), Maria (Madrid) and Steph (London)

Sister City Alleycat 2022

As requested by popular demand..EXTENDED REGISTRATION DATE>>> The 7th Annual Sister City Cat <<<Fund raising for CMWC 2022 NEW YORK Sign up your city before June 15, 2022 by sending 10 euros to with note:– City name– Organiser contact person, address, zip code, and mobile number. So we can ship you merch. We will make lottery to pair the registered cities and announce on June 16, 2022 Race period from June 17 to July 31, 2022 Money can be raised from race, merchandise sales, beer sales… basically anything, as long as there’s some kind of race involved. All funds must be submitted by August 12, 2022 to New York. Lets do this! CMWC 2019 […]


Hello Bike messengers of the world. It has now been decided that the official online forum for discussing things, making decisions and helping the community move forward is here on this website.This forum can work as a complement to the open forums held at the messenger events. Please register and LOOK IN YOUR SPAM FOLDER for the confirmation e-mail. We will need people who are willing to take on the responsibility to moderate the discussions. Until everything is in place, please be extra careful to express yourself respectfully. We also are in great need for technical help, if anybody feels inclined – plus funding for the website that has been paid privately by Yogi for […]