Riga Re-cap

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

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

*BMA Inclusive championships.

These are the new guidelines for creating gender inclusive championships. These have been officially adopted by the IFBMA by a vote in Riga and will be implemented at all CMC’s going forward. We, (the members of the *BMA and the IFBMA) will be available to organizers on an ongoing and involved basis to assist in this implementation. Not just for Championship races but for all race events within our global community. a copy of these guidelines are available here to download      

CMWC Websites

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. […]

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 […]

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. ……link  

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

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 […]

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 […]

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!  […]