I know Norfolk isn’t big enough for bike messengers – downtown is just too small, but I’ve thought it would be cool to have an alleycat race here. It’s basically just a scavenger hunt where riders race point to point, checking in and riding on. Not sure how we’d handle the logistics, but could make for a fun weekend afternoon.
Check out the vid on Play in Traffic Production’s site for an example of the racing, this one in the Bronx. Please note, the language is rough in the video and some of the racing tactics questionable.
I was a bike messenger in DC one summer (long ago) and had a blast, and one visit to the hospital. Taxis suck.