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2005

Messengers Lost 2005 - Mess Media, December 31, 2005

For 4 cyclists, life's ride ended in a flash - Portland Tribune, December 30, 2005

Chop shop mentality - New York Press, December 28, 2005

Accidental courier - Now Magazine, December 15, 2005

In Case of Strike, A Few Tips for a Chilly Commute - New York Sun, December 15, 2005

Being streetwise in the saddle - Budapest Sun, December 15, 2005

Cold comfort for bicycle couriers - Copenhagen Post, December 10, 2005

Delivery Companies Pressured - Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2005

Joe Bike pedals for a living - Wisconsin State Journal, December 05, 2005

To tangle with this alley cat, you better ride fast - Villager, November 30, 2005

He Figured That Business Is So Good, Who Needs a Store -  New York Times, November 16, 2005

Capital bike couriers ride hard, drink hard, crash hard - Knight Ridder Newspapers, November 7, 2005

Messengers with Mallets - Dragonfire, November 7, 2005

Man on a mission - Mess Media, November 5, 2005

Bike Messengers: Beta Still Rules on the Street  - Brooklyn Rail, November 2005

Jean Andre Vallery wins national bike messenger award - Sarasota Herald Tribune,  October 26, 2005

Ready, Set, Race - Boise Weekly, October 26, 2005

Collision Course - Philadelphia Inquirer, October 21, 2005

2005 Markus Cook Award goes to Jean Vallery
- Moving Target, October 18, 2005

Bike messengers’ ranks shrinking - San Francisco Examiner, October 10, 2005

Cycle Courier - Australian Cyclist, October 2005

Bob Byers, 58: Bike courier, outlaw - Toronto Star, September 26, 2005

Illegal Bicycle Race Draws Large Crowds - The Golden Gate [X]Press, September 19, 2005

Solidariity Forever? - Globe & Mail, September 17, 2005

Courier unions go wheel to wheel - Montreal Gazette, September 7, 2005

Opponents suspect Canada Post’s hand behind unionization drive - Montreal Gazette, September 7, 2005

The fight is on: bike vs. Internet - Montreal Gazette, September 06, 2005

Sweatshop on wheels - Now Magazine, August 25, 2005

Pedaling prom is a ride on wild side - Chicago Tribune, August 23, 2005

Cycling puts healthy Londoners on road to early heart disease - Sunday Times, August 22, 2005

Bicycle couriers bring unique service to Boise - Idaho Statesman, August 18, 2005

Why was I stopped - Socialist Worker, August 13, 2005

Gritty Outlaw Bike Race Mellows - Bremerton Sun, August 12, 2005

Police officer vs. bike messenger - San Francisco Chronicle, August 11, 2005

There Goes the Neighborhood - Minneapolis City Pages, August 10, 2005

Blood, Sweat, and One Gear - Baltimore City Paper, July 27, 2005

To her, adventure was bike ride away - The Oregonian, July 26, 2005

No Yellow Jerseys Here - The Morning News, July 26, 2005

FedEx Ground Faces Labor Challenge From Contract Drivers - Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2005

This job could kill - NOW Magazine, July 21, 2005

Two wheels good - The Daily Camera, July 21, 2005

Ten years on, company's bags dangle from broader market of shoulders - Portsmouth Herald, July 19, 2005


Bike Messenger Traversed City, Strove to Improve the World - Washington Post , July 10, 2005

Bike messenger ‘Olympics’ spins in Queens - Metro, July 5, 2005

Couriers skid across Jersey - Christian Science Monitor, July 5, 2005

Sheba Farrin - bike messenger, Washington -Washington Post, July 3, 2005

Hometown Hero Award - Earth Day Canada, July 2005

Bike Messenger Dies After Collision With Semi Truck - KOIN, June 30, 2005

Living life in the fast lane - Houston Chronicle, June 23, 2005

It's like a video game - Houston Chronicle, June 23, 2005

NYC messengers bike for the gold - City Limits Monthly - July/August 2005

Don't shoot the messengers - they're just racing - The Hudson Reporter, June 19, 2005

Couriers honour mentor - Toronto Star, June 18, 2005

Bike Messengers Take the Street to the Track - New York Times, June 10, 2005

Coors Lite Joins Lincoln Using Bike Messenger Motif - Adrants, June 8,2005

An interview with [Not] the winner of the 2005 NACCC - Boston's Weekly Dig, June 8, 2005

Bike messengers lose business, not hope - Colombia Chronicle, May 31, 2005

Lincoln Goes For Bike Messenger Street Cred Without Permission - Adrants, May 25, 2005

The Wheel World - New York Post, May 25, 2005

A phone recycling network - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 23, 2005

Independent Contracting: One Size Does Not Fit All - MCW, Spring 2005

Fabled bike messengers seem to have hit the wall - San Francisco Chronicle, May 19, 2005

Urban cowboys - Boston Pheonix, May 19, 2005

Battle of wheels - New York Daily News, May 18, 2005

Messengers with message - Winnipeg Sun, May 16, 2005

The Hard Math of Two Wheels and One Pedal - New York Times, May 14, 2005

The End of Messengers - Mess Media, May 6, 2005

The Decline of the Messenger Industry - Mess Media, May 6, 2005

Chicago Messenger Services Hanging On Despite E-Mail Competition - WBBM Newsradio 780, May 04, 2005

Berkeley Cancels Pedal Express Contract Despite Protests - Berkeley Daily Planet, May 3, 2005

E-mail causes bumps for bicycle messengers - Mainetoday.com, May 1, 2005

Couriers peddling a solution to traffic - Western Mail, icWales, April 27 2005

Hurt Cyclist Squeezed Out of Biz - New York Post, April 24, 2005

Bike Messenger Wedged into 8-inch gap - & Lives - New York Post, April 22, 2005

Jeremy Hinzman Leads Way for US War Resisters in Canada - AxisofLogic.com,  April 20, 2005

Vicious Twist Takes a Wild Ride - by Viscious Twist,  Mess Media, April 2005

Strike could help bike couriers as it hinders - Toronto Star, April 9, 2005

Fixed-Gear Bikes an Urban Fixture - Wired Magazine, April 7, 2005

Public sector still spinning its wheels - Toronto Star, March 27, 2005

Big wheel peddles his mettle - Toronto Star, March 20, 2005

Ideals on Wheels - Toronto Star, March 20, 2005

Couriers get tax cut - Montreal Mirror, March 17, 2005

Back Seat - The Oregonian, March 14, 2005

Back Seat - The Oregonian, March 7, 2005

Rider found in Hudson after race - New York Daily News, February 21, 2005

Chelsea Pier Tragedy - New York Post, February 21, 2005

Ice riders saddle up for a Tour de Chance - Globe and Mail, February 12, 2005

Courier bosses charged - Motorcyclenews.com, February 9 2005

Bike messengers not squeegees on wheels - The Link, February 08, 2005

Couriers de glace -  Montreal Gazette, February 06, 2005

Bike safety - Newsday, January 21, 2005

Too Cold to Courier - January 14, 2005, KARE 11 News

Rogues race under radar - Chicago Tribune,  January 10, 2005

Drivers Deliver Trouble to FedEx By Seeking Employee Benefits - Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2005

Dumbest Moments in Business - Business 2.0, January 2005


 


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