Whitesnake (along with a host of others) from NYC has been planning something special for a while...I'll let him fill you in on it:
"As some of you know, last summer I put for Brooklyn to host the 2007 European Cycle Messenger Championship. I had a surprising amount of crowd support, right up until the vote that determined that non-European cities could NOT host the European Championship.
I thought it was an unfair bias. Both London and Dublin have hosted the ECMC, both are built on island nation floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Just like Brooklyn, another city built on an island floating in the Atlantic Ocean.
After my bid attempt was shot down, Oslo, Norway won the popular vote to host the 2007 ECMC. I wished them congratulations and informed the crowd that I would be hosting a 2007 ECMC with or without the permission of the IFBMA.
Most of you thought it was the drunken boast of a sleep deprived, intoxicated fool, and you were right, regardless of this fact we are still forging ahead with the 2007 ECMC in Brooklyn, New York.
Welcome to the first ever European Cycle Messenger Challenge, a/k/a the first ever East Coast Messenger Chumpionship.
This will be a different sort of messenger event. Yes, there will be racing, showmanship, and constant one-upsmanship. There will also be singing, dancing, swimming, grilling, getting down with your bad self, and a five day long party that will mostly be a blur in your brain when it's all said and done.
These events have always been as much about getting to know the other messengers on the street as much as determining whose the fastest. We've determined that a million times over now. Maybe this event will determine who is the drunkest. Or the best singer. Or volleyball player. Or party animal. Or maybe it will determine nothing at all. I like that.
So, you, now go tell everyone that a Chumpionship determines nothing at all. It's just a big party, with some bicycle racing involved."
Sounds good to us! Check out more info at the official mess magazine site.