Photos by Chris Lee
Over at the New York Times, there’s a great write-up from the 2016 North American Cycle Courier Championship, featuring photos by Chris Lee. Nico and Christina took home first place from this year’s event, which landed in New York City. Head to the New York Times to see the full piece and check out a few more photos below. (more…)
Chances are, you’ve never heard of Fast Eddie. He didn’t win any pro race, or invent a bicycle component, or write any tech articles. In the modern world, there wasn’t really a way to connect with Fast Eddie except in person, on the streets of New York City.
Fast Eddie was as much a bicycle messenger as he was a modern anthropologist. He’d document his world with either a video camera, or a 35mm film camera. Eddie was a tall man, but he had a way of falling into the crowd and capturing intimate moments with his lens.
I knew Eddie when I lived in NYC and he would always give me pointers on photography, or we’d talk about buildings. Eddie was always around and was always smiling.
If you’re unfamiliar with Eddie’s work, check out his book ‘Bike Messengers Life: New York City‘ – most shops in NYC probably have this in store. Here’s an older video project he made, showcasing the messenger scene in NYC during the 90’s.
Being an UberRush bike messenger seems like a great way to pick up some extra cash, doesn’t it? Find out if this rookie makes bank or pedals home broke.
Hey NYC, this weekend is the Bicycle Film Festival and the events have already been kicking off all week. Don’t miss out on the party tonight, or this weekend’s screenings and check out all the information at BFF!
A few notable gents go for a leisurely roll through New York City on Brooklyn Machine Works bikes!
Mike is a NY firefighter who rides his track bike to work every day and was recently featured for the Streets of Chrome series.