Every year since 1998, the NACCC has brought together cyclists from across Northern America, and the world, in a test of speed, skill, and smarts to crown the fastest messenger on the continent.
Urban cycling challenges are simulated on a closed course and couriers apply the speed and knowhow they employ daily in a fierce competition.
While the focus is on the competition, the spectacle of the race, and side events—including track and street races, as well as art, culture, and local industry—will draw a vast and varied crowd of cyclists from across the five boroughs.
And couriers from all across the continent and from far flung places on the globe will congregate for the first closed-course, sanctioned courier event in NYC in 10 years.
Over 5,000 couriers call the New York Metro area home, more than anywhere else in the country. Our city is the home of one of the largest messenger communities worldwide.
In addition to the thriving messenger scene, over 200,000 New Yorkers bike the city streets every day as a means of recreation and transportation, according to Transportation Alternatives. In numbers alone, there has never been a national courier event of this magnitude.