Toronto, Canada, March 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Now entering its 18th incarnation, the Cycle Messenger World Championships is an annual event which pits speed and endurance against experienced messenger skill. It is also a celebration of messenger’s lifestyle, culture, and history.
The CMWC has a long tradition of unique events formatted to actively represent the Bicycle Messenger Industry. The main race is a simulation of a real workday with deliveries and pick-ups organized in a mock city core where routing and decision making becomes as important as speed and performance.
First held in 1993, messengers have been making the annual pilgrimage to some of the worlds major metropolis’ who’ve played past CMWC hosts including: Berlin; London; Toronto; San Francisco; Barcelona; Washington D.C.; Zurich; Budapest; Copenhagen; New York; Sydney; Dublin; and most recently in Tokyo last year.
Making its first stop in Central America, one of the goals for this year’s CMWC organizing crew is to have Latin messengers meet, connect and participate with the rest of the world. Bringing this prestigious event to Panajachel, Guatemala has excited both the global Messenger Community and the Guatemalan government. “The municipality of Panajachel will provide its full support, collaboration and assistance to the CMWC in its development.” pledges GERALDO HIGUEROS, Mayor of Panajachel.
The Organizers are making it a priority to give back to this impoverished community, which is still suffering the effects of 2005’s Hurricane Stan. By employing local residents, plus the resulting tourism from the hundreds of visitors to Guatemala, the CMWC hopes to make a lasting social and financial impression in Panajachel, with event proceeds helping fund local community projects, including the rebuilding of the local soccer stadium.
Make plans now to attend the Cycle Messenger World Championships and be in Panajachel, Guatemala from September 3rd to 13th, 2010 to catch all the festivities of this World Class sporting event.
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