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 […]

Important Announcement Regarding CMWC 2022

STATEMENT FROM THE IFBMA After several conversations with the organizers of CMWC Bogotá, it has been decided that it will be impossible to hold the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Bogotá for the foreseeable future. The messenger community in Chicago has volunteered to throw an event in 2022. The team had already been working towards a bid and feel prepared to host the world with only one year’s lead time. Given the logistical challenges of holding a bidding and voting process online, as well as the urgency of choosing a suitable host city, the IFBMA sees fit to grant Chicago the bid. Yokohama has assured us that they will host the 2023 CMWC, which had […]