Each year the bike messengers community organizes a few big events around the world. In 2016 the Cycle Messenger World Championship (CMWC) was organized in Paris. Two weeks earlier the European Cycle Messenger Championship (ECMC) stared in Copenhagen. From here they bike down to Paris with a weekend pit stop in Cologne, where the local messengers community organized the PRE-CMWC. With races through the city center, bbq’s under bridges and lap races in the local velodrome all fueled with german beer and bratwurst.
I joined in on the event with my dutch “omafiets”, trying to keep up with the racers and documenting the event through the weekend.