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Heather Mackinnon: staying positive in bike messengering from Boston to Seattle

In Interviews, Seattle by Claire

Heather Mackinnon has been a bike messenger for six years in Boston, San Francisco and Seattle, and is now a bike mechanic. She’s about community and creating spaces: from the Trackamania race team, pouring her heart into the Seattle WTF bike polo community, to being active in the * Bike …

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Erin Carolan: ‘Stick with something and your desire to be not-terrible – and maybe the fear – keeps you going’

In Interviews, USA!USA!Tour, Vancouver by Claire

Erin Carolan was born and raised in Vancouver. She first worked as a bike messenger in Australia but found herself unable to leave Vancouver’s mountains and oceans for too long. Erin recently had her last day on the road after five years. I asked her some questions about it during …

ClaireErin Carolan: ‘Stick with something and your desire to be not-terrible – and maybe the fear – keeps you going’
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Kuba Markiewicz: a short history of Polish bike culture in unpronounceable cities

In Copenhagen, Interviews, Szczecin by Claire

Kuba spent four days of the summer hosting the European Cycle Messenger Championships in the ‘Unpronounceable City’*. He was mostly seen not sleeping, shouting into a megaphone, herding cats and their bicycles, and being incredibly happy that the Polish city of Szczecin was filled with hundreds of bike messengers from …

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Trash Bags’ Andy Larson: huge bags, silly memes and trolling All City

In Interviews, Minneapolis, USA!USA!Tour by Claire

Trash Messenger Bags make bags that carry ‘even the most obscenely large cargo’ that help bike messengers worldwide compete in the fine sport of #CarryShitOlympics. Owner Andy Larson bases his life around bikes – first as a Minneapolis bike messenger for 12 years and then a respected bagmaker. He talks …

ClaireTrash Bags’ Andy Larson: huge bags, silly memes and trolling All City