The Road to the 2014 NACCC
Words and Photos by John Daniel Reiss
The Road to NACCCs was not paved in gold. It was mostly laid out with cheap beer and great friends. For the 2014 North American Cycle Courier Championship organizers in Minneapolis and Chicago concocted an elaborate plan that spanned several hundred miles and two weekends. Starting with the Cuttin’ Crew Classic, an annual race that celebrates the local hustle of the Chicago messenger, many out-of-towners showed up for a piece of the action. Still hanging on to summer, we were blessed by the cool water of Lake Michigan and soaked by afternoon showers. My compatriots at TCB Courier and myself found ourselves taking it all in, from the beautiful stone buildings to cutty alleys, the city was a great motivator the challenges ahead.
Here’s a recap from the 2014 NACCC in Minneapolis.
Registration is now open for the 2014 NACCC in Minneapolis. It’s time to start calling dibs on the floors and couches of your midwestern buddies. Get ready for a lot of partying, riding and midnight swimming. Man, I miss that town!
Photos by Christopher Dilts
The All-City cycles team did a great job at the Seattle NACCCs. Racing for a #partybrand ain’t easy but this group of fine young men and women gave it their all. Christina Peck won the event, not just 1st place women but 1st place overall. Check out some more portraits at the All-City Blog.
If you’re in or around Seattle this weekend, try to make it to the NACCCs! Even if you don’t race, the organizers could use your help as a volunteer. See more at the NACCC website.
Photo by Takuya Sakamoto
Victor, bro, you’re #fixiefamous! Loving this photo Tak.
“I’m gonna go drink a beer…” well said man. Solid video from Bill of CX Hairs of the 2012 NACCCs in RVA.
Photos by Sean O’Donnell
I get bummed out when I can’t make it to events like the NACCC but then seeing people’s photos almost makes me feel like I was there, minus all the booze and partying. Well, almost…
Check out the rest of Sean’s photos from the 2012 NACCC here! Seattle has the pleasure of hosting 2013 and congrats to Minneapolis for landing the hosting for the 2014 NACCC!
This photo is from my 2011 coverage of the NACCCs and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend this year’s event in Richmond but I just wanted to congratulate Chas for taking 1st place. Good job dude!
And this is by far the best flier I’ve seen in years. Amazing! If you’re heading to Richmond this weekend for the NACCCs, have fun!