Re: [messengers] Paris candidature CMWC 2016

Date: 18 May 2014 08:29:26 -0000
From: Almar Bijlsma <almar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Would love to see the CMWC in Paris! You guys deserve it!

Cheers Almar
Op 18 mei 2014 10:23 schreef "london courier emergency fund" <
londoncourieremergencyfund@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Good work...
>
> On Sunday, 18 May 2014, jboule 75 <jboule75@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > As some of you already know, we've decided to put in a proposal to be a
> > candidate for CMWC 2016.
> > Below is our propsal.
> >
> > Chistole!
> >
> >
> >
> > History:
> >
> >
> >
> > From
> > 1900-1950 all of the newspapers in Paris were delivered by bicycle.
> > Each year there was a "Newspaper delivery criterium"
> > organised. These were the first bike messenger races in the world.
> > Subsequently,
> > there were no bike messengers in Paris until 1997 when we began to
> > see the bike messengers of today appear on the streets. It was in
> > 2005 when we began to group together to form la PAME (the association
> > of Parisian bike messengers) and thereafter the organisation of the
> > first “alleycats” (of which, the legendary Panamalleycat is in
> > its 8th year.)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > In
> > this same era, the Parisian bike messengers discovered the incredible
> > international community of bike messengers through the championships
> > that have been held in Switzerland, throughout Europe, and worldwide.
> > We immediately threw ourselves into this fantastic concept of meeting
> > up, partying, and racing around different cities together. Today in
> > Paris we have around 200 bike messengers working at nearly 15
> > companies - and these numbers are constantly growing. We currently
> > have a generation of older bike messengers who can pass on their
> > experience and motivation to the influx of rookies who are
> > discovering this profession. This gives us a constant cycle of bike
> > messengers who are passionate about what they're doing, and who do it
> > well. Now, finally, we would like to be a real part of the BIG
> > community of bike messengers.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > For
> > us, hosting a championship on this scale is the best way to show the
> > younger messengers the values that we share as a community, thus
> > motivating them to keep alive the spirit of the bike messengers in
> > Paris.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > For
> > nearly 10 years, we have all taken advantage of and participated in
> > numerous championships - worldwide, European, and national.
> > Now
> > we want to give back all of the happiness, joy, emotion, and fun that
> > we have received to you and to this extraordinary community. It's now
> > time for us to show you our gratitude, to welcome you to our city,
> > and allow us all to grow as a family.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > For
> > many years now we have felt a mounting yet friendly pressure upon us
> > to organise a big championship in Paris. You have asked us to do this
> > each year, but we want to be ready, sure of ourselves, of our team
> > and our ability. We would like to prove ourselves once more and show
> > you "When Paris commits, we put in everything we've got, and
> > then some". Basically, we want to thank you all by offering you
> > an insane CMWC 2016.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Why
> > Paris?
> > 1
> > - The Experience
> > Firstly,
> > we have proved that we have the capacity to take on an event of this
> > scale. For 6 years now we have shown that we can welcome you all, get
> > you cycling, dancing and most importantly, get you excited.
> > From
> > 2008, the Parisian bike messengers have been getting involved bit by
> > bit in the community through:
> > -
> > the organisation of the pre-event of the ECMC 2008 in Eindhoven
> > (Panamexperience 1) (150 bike messengers)
> > -
> > the organisation of the Paris championships (CPCV) in 2009 (100 bike
> > messengers)
> > -
> > the organisation of the French and Finnish championships (FFCMC) in
> > 2010 (150 bike messengers)
> > -
> > the organisation of the pre-event of the CMWC 2013 in Lausanne
> > (Panamexperience 2) (200 bike messengers)
> > -
> > the organisation of the Bike messenger Christmas party for the last 4
> > years (150 bike messengers)
> > For
> > nearly 10 years we have travelled back and forth across the world for
> > numerous championships. We have taken the time to speak with the
> > different organisers; we have observed the strong points and the
> > mistakes to avoid. We believe we have seen and understood the finer
> > details required for a successful championship.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 2
> > - The Crew
> > There
> > are now a lot more of us, and we're even more motivated and involved.
> > We
> > have created a team that possesses the varied skills required to
> > organise a great CMWC: graphic artists, web-masters, musicians, HR
> > and logistics managers, champion chistolers, and the managers of bike
> > messenger companies. Our bike messengers and committee members are
> > from such varied professions that they fill all the skills needed to
> > organise such an event.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 3
> > - The Sponsors
> > We
> > have already proved our ability to find sponsors (financial,
> > logistical and material) for medium scale events; there is no doubt
> > that for a championship of worldwide scale we could get together all
> > of the necessary partners and sponsors. We have received financial
> > support for each event we have organised for the last 6 years from
> > all the bike messenger companies in Paris: Urban Cycle, Dropit,
> > Cycl'air, Paris Vélopostale, Coursier.fr, Top-Chrono, La Compagnie,
> > LNC, Novea, etc.
> > They
> > are all involved and motivated for Paris 2016. We are not excluding
> > the other newer companies: Coursier.org, Excell Courses, Vit Courses,
> > Dragonet, etc.
> > Many
> > brands (Le Coq Sportif, HPA, Shimano, Knog ...) have been following
> > us and supporting us for years now with medium scale events
> > (pre-events/local championships) and also with smaller events
> > (alleycats...) There are some who ask us to do a major event to
> > promote their brands and services. Equally, we know that we can count
> > on the recurring sponsors of the previous bike messenger
> > championships. We also have the support of many bike shops in Paris.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 4
> > - The Location of the Main Race
> > We
> > would like to have the main race take place in the heart of Paris,
> > and are already in contact with the new team of the Paris town hall,
> > who have been recently elected. Our number one objective is to give
> > you the opportunity to have this race on the Ile Saint Louis: the
> > heart of central Paris. We also have two more modern areas in mind,
> > the 12th and 13th arrondissements.
> > Whatever
> > happens, we already have a space which is open, asphalted, accessible
> > and in Paris. For this place we know we can have authorisation as the
> > 2013 Paris Cargo Bike Meeting took place there -  "Les Pelouses
> > de Reuilly." We are already in discussions to have a
> > Head-Quarters in the centre of Paris: la Maison du Vélo at Place de
> > la Bastille. Our other project (crazy?) is to recreate the newspaper
> > delivery bike races - the first bike messenger races in the world.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 5-
> > Accommodation
> > For
> > accommodation we are negotiating with the Cité Universitaire, which
> > is available in the summer as the students are away; this campus is
> > also a possible location for the main race. There are many gyms and
> > other halls in Paris which could serve as accommodation; there is
> > also a very affordable camp site, and many bike messengers that can
> > accommodate you.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 6
> > - General Information
> > For
> > the last 10 years or so, Paris has had to put up with many changes to
> > the roads, and a lot of cycle lanes have been added. For 15 years
> > now, the City of Paris has been committed to a policy of sustainable
> > mobility and environmentally friendly travel. The rise of bike
> > messengers and holding a championship are very much in line with
> > these values and changes. This event is an opportunity for the city
> > to show its commitment to a greener environment.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 7-
> > Chistole
> > Working
> > and pedalling is not everything. The Chistole is a very important
> > part of the bike messenger championships. We promise to give you the
> > best of the best!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 8
> > - The Organising Committee
> > –
> > Nicolas (Dragonet)
> > –
> > Houssine (Urban Cycle)
> > –
> > Fuego (Drop-it)
> > –
> > Orféo (La Compagnie)
> > –
> > Basile (Urban Cycle)
> > –
> > Samos (ex-Urban Cycle)
> > –
> > Gab (Drop-it)
> > –
> > Félix (Urban Cycle)
> > –
> > Jboule (Urban Cycle)
> > –
> > Pat (Urban Cycle)
> > For
> > all of these reasons, we can only see one choice:
> > VOTEZ
> > PARIS 2016!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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