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 […]
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As the new decennia is upon us, the international messenger family will gather in Basel to celebrate the 25th European Cycle Messenger championships. Since the last time the circus visited our fair city, a lot of things have changed in the industry and the world at large. Reflecting these changes, we have decided to dedicate a whole day for cargo racing and cultural activities on Saturday. We will do our utmost to make the event an inclusive, ecstatic celebration of our brothers and sisters on wheels. For Sunday we have the extraordinary opportunity to have the city center accommodating the main race. In the never ending quest to produce the most realistic test of messenger […]
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
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 […]
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 […]