Portlanders make strong showing at Cycle Messenger World Championships

Some serious loads for the Cargo Race.(Photos: Mike Cobb) Five Portlanders just returned from Chicago where they competed in the 20th annual Cycle Messenger World Championships. The event featured the 250 best professional cargo couriers and messengers from around the world who put their skills to the test with a race around Soldier Field, a … Read more


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Mayor says today is Bicycle Messenger Appreciation Day

“Whereas, bicycle messengers provide a value-added service that businesses seek out as a means to reduce costs and improve efficiency, crucial to the movement of important information…” — Mayor Sam Adams, in a proclamation of 10-9 Day Professional bike messengers around the country will recognize today as 10-9 Day, a.k.a. Messenger Appreciation Day. October 9th … Read more


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Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Three)

More on this series:– Read Part One – Read Part Two– Author Bio [Note from Publisher: Welcome to the final installment of our three-part series on bike messengers in Portland. This series is written by BikePortland contributing writer Erin Greeson (bio). In Part One, Greeson laid out the tough working conditions faced by Portland’s messengers. … Read more


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Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Two)

More on this series: Read Part One Author Bio [Welcome to Part Two of our three-part series on bike messengers in Portland. This series is written by BikePortland contributing writer Erin Greeson (bio). In Part One, Greeson laid out the tough working conditions faced by Portland’s messengers. In the article below, she shares finding health … Read more


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Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry

Erin Greeson [Publisher’s note: This is the first in a three-part story on Portland’s bike messengers by new contributor Erin Greeson. When her friend Zak Kovalcik crashed and broke his collarbone last fall, Greeson came face-to-face with the tough reality faced by Portland’s bike delivery professionals. In this in-depth, three-part series, Greeson shares how the … Read more