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6411817273_3511d8bb7a_b Urban Bicycle, Urban Bike, Urban Cycling, Cogs, Urban Bike Style, Kasper, Commuter Bike, Vintage Cycles, Courier

Before there were cycling cafes, before fixed gear bikes became the trademark of hipsters, before the word hipster even existed (just imagine it!) being a cycle courier was just another way of making a living, and not some kind of misguided fashion statement. Don’t believe me? Check out these photos of cycle couriers in Toronto that were taken over 20 years ago. Look at them all, relaxing for lunches in summery parks and hammering it across town in the bitter snow. Looks like fun right? And…

Tashil La
Street Portraits of Bike Messengers - Standing by with the Rollei 35 SE - Trevor Hughes - 35mmc Mondays, Crew, Trevor, Bicyclist, Fixie, Street Portrait, Rider, Bike Life, Urban Bike Style

This is a look back at a series I photographed while working as a bike messenger in Toronto in the 1990’s. All the images in the article were taken with a Rollei 35 SE. It occurred to me while working as a messenger that it would be a great idea to combine my love of cycling with my love of photography and to start documenting my fellow messengers. The Bike Messengers 1992-1999 series was shot mainly in downtown Toronto and I started during a time that many messengers themselves think of a…

Bike messemger // japan Comedy, Urban, Cyclists, Alternative, Tokyo, People, Bicycle Messenger, Bike Messenger, Bike Style

By John Greenfield [A version of this article also runs in the current Momentum magazine,] Biking in Tokyo is not as bad as you’d think. Yes, it’s an extremely hectic, densely packed place - the metro area being roughly the population of California squeezed into the area of Hawaii. But when I visited this winter I found the world’s most populous mega-city to be a surprisingly comfortable and friendly place to pedal. The Tokyo transportation mix includes lots of…

Marcelo Campos