Did you know that bicycle couriers have their own Olympics? Yup, they do and Seattle will play host city to the Games in mid-September.
…[I]t’s called the Cycle Messenger World Championships. This is the 11th one; it’s gone on in 10 cities all over the world. It’s a celebration of the messenger lifestyle, because we’re kind of shat on by society. People think of us as those people who cut you off and break the law–we look crazy and we’re punks. But really, bike messengers are just a bunch of loners who have said, “No, I don’t want to sit in a cubicle and type on a computer all day; I want to ride my bike.” I love to ride my bike, feel the rush of traffic, and be on my own time schedule.