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)

In memory of Bega

Bega is one of the guys who just always seemed to be there. Always working for the community from organizing races to fighting for rights, to providing space for messengers and the community. He was always forward looking and challenged us to look ahead too. He was brilliant and dedicated. CMWC wouldn’t be what it is today without Shawn. He wanted the IFBMA and CMWC to be truly international and he reached out around the world to make that happen. He was always easy to find at a championships anywhere in the world. You could just go to the registration or results table or one of the checkpoints and you would find him volunteering. I […]

Proposal for CMWC 2022 in NYC

Hey everyone, we (the IFBMA council members) are in contact with Victor, who has come forward on behalf of NYC and proposed a bid for CMWC 2022 to be held early September 22. We are not here to decide whether this event should go ahead or not but we would like to spread this proposal further than a Facebook post on this page so the wider messenger community can be made aware of it and asks questions or voice their concern, like they would at an open forum. It sounds like Victor has already put a great deal of thoughts and efforts in this proposal. It’s great that some of you have attended NYC events […]

Regarding Chicago

Following the confusion from some members of the Chicago messenger community after the announcement of Chicago taking on the organisation of CMWC 2022 and the anger that some expressed at Collin being in a position of leadership, here’s a statement from the members of the IFBMA council. We are deeply sorry for any confusion, frustration and anger that the last few days have caused anyone. It goes without saying that it wasn’t our intention. However we understand the need for further clarity. The IFBMA reached out to the organizers of CMWC Bogotá through their official channels in order to get an update on the situation. This is an update that is generally provided at the […]