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The life of a bike messenger is almost always on the verge of ending. As a pedestrian, it’s easy to forget how visceral the weaving and dodging through traffic really is. The video embedded above will remind you. Using first person footage of bike messengers flying through the streets of cities around the world, Road […]

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Today is the first day of enforcement for a new, strict set of rules for New York City’s many commercial cyclists. Passed in October of last year, the law is intended to bring the “days of the Wild, Wild West” to an end, according to City Council Transportation Committee chair James Vacca. Here’s what’s in store for […]

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“If you want to see what it’s like to play a live game of ‘frogger’, on a bike, with only one life…” then watch this fresh trailer for Line Of Sight, a rare POV into the world of underground bike messenger racing through the streets of New York and beyond. […]

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After just two episodes, the Travel Channel has confirmed that bike messenger reality show Triple Rush is “temporarily not on air,” which sounds a lot like a euphemism for it was canceled. We contacted them and are awaiting an official statement, but for now feel free to speculate wildly on Twitter where the backlash and […]

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Since the advent of the fax machine, every few years, someone postulates about the kind of technology that will render bike messengers obsolete… to no avail. Like an endangered species that refuses to die, nothing can really kill them off and ironically, certain human advancements are ensuring their survival. Take video data for example. It’s […]

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Last week, we took a look at the trailer for Triple Rush, a reality show of sorts about NYC bike messengers and now here’s actual footage from the series that’s set to debut on the Travel Channel tomorrow night. Watch Quik Trak courier Nick pander to the camera and take an awfully long time to […]

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Late last year, ANIMAL exclusively reported on the Travel Channel filming a bike messenger TV series and we can now give you a first look at Triple Rush, which premiers April 14th at 10PM. […]

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Today we learned that New York City’s fast paced, traffic weaving bike messengers will be the subject of a new “docu-reality” on the Travel Channel. Premium Rush stunt double and bike messenger Austin Horse tells us he is consulting for the show which took a very “egalitarian” approach to choosing couriers, so don’t expect to […]

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I’m not not sure why the New York Times or Gothamist calls these NYC couriers who appeared on Judge Judy as “hipster bike messengers,” but since they’re relatively young, have tattoos, and a fixed gear bike is involved, it must have been too hard to resist. […]

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While out brunching in the East Village, a few bike messengers caught a thief trying to steal one of their rides. After batting him around a bit, one of the messengers began videotaping as they beat him over and over with the message, “Don’t steal bikes, bro!” The camera man’s footage and firsthand account of […]

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