New York

Millimeters & Mind Over Matter

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The bike messenger industry in NYC is more than 40 years old. Several-hundred-thousand people—mostly young men, many black or Hispanic—have found employment as cycle couriers in that time. Once, the calling had cachet and glamor; now, it’s a marginal means of subsistence for city living.

Paris

The New French Workman

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We caught up with Kevin Reza in Paris, just before he competed in his first Giro d’Italia. The native of Puteaux in the suburbs of Paris spoke to us about family, being part of France’s next generation decades after its last triumphs, and how to navigate the complexities of leg shaving with the fairer sex.

Brooklyn

Ask Becca: Where the messengers at?

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It's the Red Hook Crit today. It used to be chock full of real life bike messengers, vying for the podium. Where are they now? Becca has the answers, Izzy Cohan has the photos.

Medellín

Rubbing Elbows with Rubén Murillo

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For decades, Colombia’s climbers have excelled in the world’s great bicycle races. Less well known is the fact that the country now turns out top track sprinting talent as well. Colombia’s national team is currently anchored by the likes of Fabian Puerta, a 2014 Worlds silver-medalist in the Keirin, and Rubén Murillo, who along with two teammates, rode to a Top 10 finish in the Team Sprint competition at the 2014 Worlds in Cali, Colombia.

Santa Barbara, CA

Stealing Moments with Emily Maye

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We can’t get enough of Emily Maye, so it was a real pleasure to meet over beer and falafel in the Lower East Side and chat about following professional cyclists across the globe.

France

Colombia Is Burning

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Watch how, in the span of just 1,000 meters, Nairo drops the best riders in the world, and helps distance Colombia even further away from years of stigma and prejudice.

Brooklyn

Ask Becca: The Red Hook Crit

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Red Hook Crit is this Saturday. People are schvitzing about crashing. Becca has the answers, paired with the weird and wonderful photography of Izzy Cohan.