Bicycle Messenger History:

Wikipedia: Bicycle Messenger history of bicycle messengers
10-9 Day: Messenger Appreciation Day our professional holiday – October 9th!

A Few Messenger Companies Around the World:

HajtasPajtas (Budapest) Budapest hosted CMWC 2001
X-Press (Warsaw) Warsaw hosting CMWC 2011
Messenger (Prague)
Western Europe
Urban Cycle (France)
Imensajeros (Barcelona)
Creative  Courriers (London)
4 Star Courier Collective (Chicago) a solid, experienced team of professional bike messengers
Arrow Messenger (Chicago)
Flash Courier Service (N.Y.)
Snap Delivery (N.Y.)
Cycle Hawk (N.Y.)
Godspeed Courier (S.F.)
Asia / Pacific
Cyclex (Tokyo, mostly in Japanese) Tokyo hosted CMWC 2009
Courier-Tokyo (Tokyo, mostly in Japanese)
Toll Fast (Australia)

Messenger Resources

IFBMA International Federation of Bike Messenger Associations
NYBMA New York Bicycle Messenger Association
BBMA Boston Bike Messenger Association
TOBMA Toronto Bike Messenger Association
SydBMA Sydney Bike Messenger Association
Dublin Messenger Dublin Bike Messenger Association
OBMA Oslo Bike Messenger Association
Critical Mass (Chicago) Promoting bicycle awareness
The Chain Link (Chicago) Chicago bicycle hub

Gear, Parts, Magazines, Reviews:

Timbuk2 the original messenger bag maker out of San Francisco
Park Tool excellent site for bike repair information user reviews on every and any bike part you can think of!
BikeRadar U.K. based bicycle info – news, reviews, routes, etc.
Mountain Bike because it’s good to breath fresh air, not just exhaust from cars
Mountain Bike Action
Single Track based on the print magazine
Single Tracks internet only magazine
IMBA International Mountain Biking Association
COG Magazine cool single speed focused mag, just single speeds aren’t so practical here in Kyiv!

Our Favorite MicroBrews:

Sam Adams (Boston) as American as it gets! rock solid line of beers
New Belgium Brewing Company (Colorado) quality beer and commitment to community and environment
Goose Island Brewery (Chicago) Chicago’s finest (but to be fair, just one of the better known quality brands)
First Private Brewery (Ukraine) solid lagers
Weissbier Etalon (Ukraine) outstanding wheat beer

Our Favorite Reggae Sites:

BigUpRadio every flavor of streaming reggae you can imagine
Rastamusic 24/7 Reggae Radio

Our Favorite Webcams:

Wrigley Field Cam (Chicago) Chicago Cubs (-8 hours Kyiv time)
Maui Webcams (Hawii) even a live HD chanel if you have the bandwith (-10 hours Kyiv time)
BrekLiveCam (Colorado) no doubt the biggest webcam out there & high quality! (-9 hours Kyiv time)
Kyiv Traffic Cams (Ukraine) chaos first hand!
Split, Riva (Croatia)

Other Sports We Like:

Powder Magazine (skiing) when we’re not pedeling over the snow, we’re in search of powder
Sailing Anarchy (sailing) alternative sailing information site from sailors who know their ship
LaserPerformance (sailing) small but fast boats
Chicago Bears (NFL football) Da Bears! (NFL football) you can also follow Da Bears here!

Ukraine/Kyiv News:

Kyiv Post English language newspaper
Interfax Ukraine

Kyiv Weather

Wunderground 5 day forecast, hourly
Accuweather 15 day Kyiv forecast

Club Listings in Kyiv:

What’s On Kiev
Afisha (Russian language only)

Open Source for the People:

Ubuntu well supported Linux operating system
WordPress amazingly easy web design


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