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 […]

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 […]

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 leah@bicyclemessenger.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 […]

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!  […]

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 […]

Git yer BMEF swag now!

Its just what you’ve all been waiting for! Now you can sport your very own BMEF hoodie, cycling cap and tshirt! Patches, pins and stickers also available.  Better pics coming soon but for now you can see some here. Hoodies $45 Tshirts $20 Caps $15 Patches $10 Stickers $2 Pins $1 Email leah@bicyclemessenger.org to place your order. **Cycling jerseys coming soon!!**

MAYDAY 5

The first weekend in May 2014 marks the 5th anniversary of MAYDAY in Toronto. This event began as a small fundraiser for the BMEF (Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund) and quickly grew into the largest single supporter of the BMEF.  As a direct result of the money raised at MAYDAY, the BMEF was able to raise the amount of assistance paid out to an injured messenger from $300 to $500. To date MAYDAY has raised over $14,000 for the fund and hopes to surpass the $20,000 mark this year! The organizers have gathered together thousands of dollars in prizes from some really amazing sponsors (AllCity, Abus, Bern, Bikurious, Cogswell Bicycles, Coupe Bizzare, Cycle Solutions, Detroit Bikes, […]

Markus Cook Memorial Award

The International Federation of Bike Messenger Associations (IFBMA) is pleased to announce that Toronto bike messenger Leah Hollinsworth has been awarded the 2013 “Markus Cook Memorial Award” (MCA) for Services to the International Messenger Community. The IFBMA has awarded the Markus Cook Award (MCA) since 1998 to the person who has inspired and empowered the wider messenger community, and who puts all messengers before themselves. Leah is the fifth Toronto messenger to receive the Markus Cook Award. Leah has been an important member of the messenger community for almost fifteen years. She is a community builder, race organizer and dedicated fundraiser. She works with a team of Toronto couriers to organize holiday Christmas dinners and […]