The spraying of sparkling wine from the hands of the newly crowned double-champions Jimmi “Jumbo” Bargisen and Clara “Orca” Felis from the top of the podium marked the official end of the 26th Cycle Messenger World Championships that took place in R?ga, the capital of Latvia, on August 22-26, and the beginning of a lasting set of memories. The friends gained and bonds built during this annual reunification of the messfam, as the messenger community calls itself, are born of a special, Latvian flavour. In total there were 421 registered participants from 45 countries. By DWI
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Register for JAKARTA CMWC 2019
Each year the Cycle Messenger World Championships celebrates the love of our profession and lifestyle. An international event where bike messengers from around the world come together for an intense mental and physical competitions. This year, bike messengers from across the globe will shred the streets of Jakarta! Come and join us in the 27th edition of the championships! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN REGISTER NOW
Over the years we see websites come and go. This includes CMWC sites also. As they are a reference and history of messengers. A few years ago it was brought up at open forum and on the IFBMA Facebook wall that sites should be backed up and kept as reference and a call for previous sites was made… no sites were submitted. messengers.org is where the various main events can and should be backed up including CMWC, NACCC and ECMC and other top level area events. The CMWC selection process tells us that at open forum one year out an approved city needs to provide a website and TWO years out must pay a deposit. […]
ECMC 2018 Szczecin
Thanks to the support and trust of the international bike messenger community, we have the pleasure of hosting ECMC 2018 – the 23rd European Cycle Messenger Championships. For four days, the streets of Szczecin will be taken over by urban cyclists celebrating and promoting their lifestyle. A variety of races, competitions, parties and events will be held all across the city. The main goal of the ECMC is to determine the fastest, smartest, toughest contestant of the Main Race to be crowned the new European Champion. It’s not all about the competition, though. Just as important is the sense of camaraderie that comes with meeting fellow messengers from all over the world. The shared experience is […]
CMWC Riga 2018
The 26th Cycle Messenger World Championship is organized by the association The Cycle Messenger World Championship 2018. 22.-26.AUGUST.2018 The organization of the event is supported by the Velokurjers Ltd. and the association The Latvian Cyclist Union. The Velokurjers Ltd. is the leader in the same day delivery in Riga and the most modern in the Baltic states. To see more visit www.velokurjers.lv/eng/ The association The Latvian Cyclist Union is the largest cycling organization in Latvia the goal of which is to promote cycling. See more www.divritenis.lv Riga is the city having been granted the honor of organizing the 26th Cycle Messenger World Championship in a very special year for all Latvians. On 18 November 2018 we will celebrate […]
ECMC Copenhagen Registration is OPEN!!!
Copenhagen, the City of Cyclists, is proud to host the 21st annual European Cycle Messenger Championships. Messengers from around the world will converge on Copenhagen for a celebration of the vibrant global courier community and wider urban cycling culture. 40€ early-bird registration is now OPEN: ecmc2016.com/registration Social Media: instagram.com/ecmc2016 facebook.com/copenhagenecmc2016 twitter.com/ecmc2016
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 […]
Viking Quest~ECMC Stockholm~ As told by Simon Busk
Below is a firsthand account of ECMC in Stockholm, the pre-event in Copenhagen and the Viking Quest in between. A big thanks to Simon Busk for writing this for us as well as for the pics. As always if anyone has a story they’d like to share about an event please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Ill be sure to get it up on here! Viking Quest My name is Simon, they call me Snus or Busken on the streets. I’ve been a messenger in Copenhagen for the last 6-7 years. I’ve been going to championships since 09 and i frequently hashtag my Instagram pictures with #messlife and I believe in keeping […]
MAYDAY 5 Was a HUGE Success!!
The last cheques have come in, the coin has been rolled and counted and the grand total is finally in! This year was the 5th annual MAYDAY race to benefit the BMEF . We were hoping to raise the most money to date and we did! We raised $7065!!! This brings our 5 year total funds donated to the BMEF to $20,906.84!! A huge thank you to everyone that has made the trip to Toronto to support MAYDAY!! Another big thanks goes to all the awesome locals that race, party, drink, provide floor space, dj equipment, food, party spaces, and anything else that our guests might need to make their weekend awesome. A third heartfelt thanks goes to […]
Call out for topics of discussion at the Open Forums in Mexico City CMWC
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 […]