Re: [messengers] Paris candidature CMWC 2016

Date: 18 May 2014 08:43:15 -0000
From: Markus Schüttler <mschuettler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Great word's! Thankx, you have my vote in minds.

Cheers Markus

> Am 18.05.2014 um 09:36 schrieb jboule 75 <jboule75@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> 
> 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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