CMC 1993 Berlin article
6.06.08 by Buffalo Bill
The first messenger championships were held in Berlin in 1993. Here is an eye-witness account:
Two NY guys thought we should skip the formalities and hand the prize to them. They rolled in on tricked out race bikes, and it was obvious they weren’t riding their “work bikes” as the rules specified, but nobody really gave a shit about things like that. They ripped on my fellow Bostonians for staying out ‘til 6 am in East Berlin the night before the race. (Uh, it’s a MESSENGER race, in BERLIN! What, are you gonna come home telling everyone you were tucked in bed the night before?) I remember being very happy to beat both of them.
From Avi Neurohr, an American at Berlin. Check out the whole article here.