Past Races and Other Events

Polo Classic on Governors Island, NY

Seen this in a wine shop window the last day I was messengering in the city. I hear prince William is playing again so the crowds will be nuts. Free to the public, and there is the private party for the snotty sort. Take a bike and you get a jump to the front of the ferry line, just a tip. But I know not many bike polo players will hit this up because ESPI5 is going on at the same time. Otherwise watching horse polo is really fun. It puts our version into a new perspective. Check it out if you have the chance.


Polo in Governors Island

Manhattan Polo Classic

Tenth Anniversary New York BFF

Tenth Anniversary Bicycle Film Festival
June 16th – 20th, 2010
New York City

Always a good time!

More info:

Hip 2 Be Square III

Hip 2 Be Square 3
April 24, 2010
4:20pm Tompkins Sq. Park, NYC

fun race!! but Tone, I want my spokecard!!

1. Raph
2. Austin
3. Doug D
4. The king
5. JT
6. Crihs

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Escape From New York fun ride

Escape from New York
Fun Ride
July 3rd, 2010
New York City

Great flier Chombo, is that your new logo in the lower right? I hear this race, er fun ride is teams of four and will have a bike polo challenge included. Also my friend K-tel already made a mix tape, check it HERE.

Lots more info:

Cranksgiving 11 NYC

Cranksgiving 11
Benefit race
November 21st, 2009
New York City

Since 1998, New York City bike messengers have raised food for their city’s homeless the week before Thanksgiving. Like any other race, Cranksgiving tests your skills and speed navigating chaotic city traffic. However, unlike any other race, it tests the sharpness of your wits as you navigate the aisles of grocery stores searching for specific food items. Once you’ve found them, made your way through the checkout lines and finished the race, all of your food will be donated to a local homeless shelter.

For more info or to donate:

Results: (from Ken off the NYC forums)

119 Racers! That was pretty awesome. In fact, if you count the three tandems, there were more like 122 racers. Thank you to EVERY ONE for coming out and continuing to make this event spectacular.

Congrats to

1ST PLACE: Crihs & Lauren Klien (5th Overall)
2ND PLACE: Doug D & Heather Muller (6th Overall)
3RD PLACE: Kieth Garrison & Janessa Stark (10th Overall)
4TH PLACE: Pavel & Hana (22nd Overall)
5TH PLACE: Will Sherman & Grace (25th Overall)
6TH PLACE: Brantley & Kindall Almond (33rd Overall) (I have a prize for you, if you’re reading this, Kindall)
7TH PLACE: Izumi & Adrienne (35th)
8TH PLACE: Tony Leonardo & Nikki Zerka (36th)
9TH PLACE: Ray Clark & Rachel Rubino (39th)
10TH PLACE: Eli B & Sara Wojcik (40th)

Sasha – MOST GENEROUS – dude bought two turkeys
Eli – First Out of Town
Andras & Andra (Team Budapest – First Tandem or TallBike
Ray Clark – 1st Rookie

This was the first race for at least 39 people, and there were 34 girls & 85 guys.

And of course a HUGE THANKS to all the sponsors:

Seagull Bags
Laek House
Milwaukee Bicycle Co.
Brooklyn Bike & Board
Boneshaker Magazine
Kurt Boone
Four Loko

See you next year!

And lastly, a photo set by gage&desoto

2010 North American Cycle Courier Championships

2010 naccc flyer atlanta

2010 North American Cycle Courier Championships
Championship race
October 9th – 11th, 2010
Atlanta, Georgia

For more info:

WNW Opening at TrackstarNYC

WNW is a pop-up installation within Trackstar that works as a companion to the STAGES show. Open Weds – Saturday, 10/22-11/22, WNW is all dedicated to cycling and art in New York. It’s a place for the community to get a sense of what LIVESTRONG and the Lance Armstrong Foundation are about and to connect with people who are stoked on cycling and art.
They will be serving free coffee and donuts every morning for riders headed to work, offering free flat fixes and teaching classes on bike stuff like wheel building and headset installation. There will be weekly rides visiting all five boroughs of the city that will leave from WNW. The London to Paris film will also be screened here.

Los Idiot Kat

Los Idiot Kat
alleycat race
Oct. 10th, 2009
The Pit, NYC

Five doll hairs.

Bike Shorts Sept. 27th NYC

For more info:

Blood n’ Dust 2

Blood and Dust 2

Blood n’ Dust 2
Saturday Sept. 26th, 2009
Dayton Ohio

This is year two for this race and the prize money has gone up 20% to a $600.00 cash payout. Fixed only, no brakes.

More info: Blood n Dust on myspace


Winner: Doug D (NYC)
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