The Cycle Messenger World Championships originated in Berlin in 1993 and is hosted in a different city each year. This year the 17th annual event will be hosted by members in Tokyo.
During the event, held from the 19th to the 23rd of September, some 400 bicycle messengers from around the world will visit Tokyo to participate in a wide range of planned events. The main race, sprints, and track stand competitions etc. will be held in Odaiba and a day of track racing will be held at the Keiokaku Keirin track. A number of social events including the opening party and the Art Rush exhibition will be held in Shibuya.
While the competitors are mostly messengers, the events and competitions are open to anyone interested in competing.
More information can be found at the CMWC 2009 homepage.