The Cycle Messenger World Championship (CMWC) are the ultimate urban cycling competition. The strongest, smartest and fastest bike messengers from across the planet converge once a year to determine who is the best in a variety of events that test riders’ physical and mental limits. It is a fully insured competition on a closed course that is sanctioned by the International Federation of Bike Messengers Associations (IFBMA). It’s a world championship sporting event but it is also a world festival celebrating messenger culture and its broad influence on modern urban culture.
The championships host a variety of related galas, shows, parties and vendor markets where spectators mingle with messengers to get a jump on the latest bike trends and urban utilitarian fashion. The side events showcase the artistic, photographic, musical and literary talents of the world’s hardest working professional athletes. While most of the competitors are bike messengers, the events are open to everyone with many non-messengers enjoying the challenge of the competition.