It's just like a messenger's typical workday. Racers will need to pickup and drop-off packages efficiently, in order to compete in speed and accuracy.
This year's CMWC will be the first of its kind in history because racers will be using ORDER FORMS, similar to those typically used by Japanese messengers. ORDER FORMS state order instructions and will be handed to the racers at the beginning of the race. Each ORDER FORM has a different price written on it. The person who has made the most earnings, and has finished the race the fastest will be the winner. The race course is a one-way. Therefore, the race requires not just speed, but also good judgment. Efficient course planning is the key to winning.
[CMWC 2009 TOKYO Special Rule]
Each order has a time limit. The time limit will begin at the time of pickup.
The time limit will be either 5min, 15min, or 30min for each delivery.
Time limits will already be written and marked on the ORDER FORMS when they are handed to racers at the beginning. When racers arrive to pick up a package, checkpoint staff will write down the time of pickup and the deadline for the delivery on the ORDER FORM.
Racers must ensure that they deliver each package before its deadline. Once the deadline has passed, staff will mark the second carbon copy of the ORDER FORM with an "INVALID" stamp. This undelivered order will not be added to the racer's earnings, but racers will still need to turn in any and all ORDER RORMS including
the ones with "INVALID" stamps at the finish, as well.
At the goal, racers must hand in all of the ORDER FORMS(delivered/non-delivered) in a clear folder. The racers' copy (2nd carbon copy) is the only copy that will be counted for the points. Racers must make sure that all their ORDER FORMS have their Name and Entry Number written on them. Also, the loss of any ORDER FORM will result in disqualification.
Racers can pickup packages in any order. Racers must park their bikes in designated parking area before rushing to the checkpoint on foot. Racers should tell the staff, "I am here to pickup a package going to XXXX (place of delivery)" and hand over the ORDER FORM.
Staff will then write the time of pickup and the time of its deadline on the ORDER FORM before handing it back to the racer along with the package(s).
The first carbon copy of order forms will be kept by the staff as a proof of pickup. There will be some checkpoints where racers can receive multiple packages at one time.
Racers can drop off packages in any order, as well. Racers should make sure that they plan their delivery routes efficiently, so that packages can be delivered within their time limits.
At drop-off checkpoints, racers should tell the staff "I have a package from XXXX
(place of pickup)" and hand over the package and the 2nd and 3rd carbon copies of the ORDER FORM. If a racer has not exceeded the time limit, staff will enter the time the package was received and the 2nd carbon copy of the ORDER FORM (racers copy) will be handed back to the racer. If the package has not been delivered by the deadline, staff will put an "INVALID" stamp on it before returning
the 2nd carbon copy. Whether racers complete the delivery or not, they need to make sure that they hand in all of the ORDER FORMS they have received during the race at the goal. Also, as with daily messenger work, all packages that racers pick up must be delivered.
If racers come to the goal with any undelivered packages, they will be disqualified.
* Wearing helmets is mandatory.
* Please park bikes in designated parking areas.
* If racers are planning to retire, they must tell the staff located at the headquarters.
* Going against the one-way flow of traffic at any point and/or taking any
shortcut outside the course.
* Losing any package or ORDER FORM and/or finishing the race with any
* Not coming to the goal within the time limit. (Time limit is 2 hrs for the Qualification Race and 2 and half hrs for the Final Race)
* An order is INVALID if the delivery is late, the ORDER FORM has not
been used, or if the ORDER FORM or package is damaged and/or unreadable.
Mistake can be recovered, if the racer has not come to the finish.
Racers will be handed a set of 12 ORDER FORMS and a clear plastic folder at the start. Racers must complete these 12 orders accurately and efficiently. Racers can start the race at any time they are ready. The race has a 2 hour time limit, and racers must turn in all 12 ORDER FORMS (only racers' carbon copies) in the clear folder at the goal. If racers do not come to the goal within 2hrs they will be
disqualified. The race will be judged by 1) Sales profit 2) Time. If the amount of total sales is the same between some racers, then the person who has finished the race most quickly will come out ahead.
The racer who has made the most money from sales (completing deliveries) and has finished most quickly will be the champion. If the amount of total sales are the same among the racers, then the finishing order will takes place for judgement. The Final Race will start in Le Mans style; the starting grid will be chosen by the order of results from the qualification (i.e. The racers who did best in the Qualification Race get to stand in the front at the start of the Final Race).
At the start, racers will be given a set of 15 ORDER FORMS. Once all 15 have been completed, racers should go to the headquarters to show the staff their completed ORDER FORMS, at which point they will receive a set of additional 15 ORDER FORMS to complete. If racers complete the second set of 15 ORDER FORMS, they can then receive a final set of 20 ORDER FORMS. The racers may end up challenging 50 orders in total, divided into 3 sets. Racers must hand in all ORDER FORMS (either 15, 30, or 50 in total) they have received, both complete and incomplete, in a clear folder at the finish. The Final Race has a time limit of 2hrs and 30mins. Racers must make sure to finish within this limit or they will be
DQ’ed. Racers can come to the finish without finishing all their orders, but they must come to the finish line without any undelivered packages left. If racers come to the finish with any undelivered packages, they will be disqualified. There will be no time limit for each individual set of ORDER FORMS during the Final
Race, but if racers lose any of their ORDER FORMS during the race,
they will be DQ’ed.
Be respectful to each other. RIDE SAFE!!
※All types of bicycle welcome
It’s an integration of Art and Messenger culture.
It’s a new style of art exhibition where messenger will be running as a piece of artwork.
The Media that we are calling for is a T-shirt.
Please send us your original work.
Print, hand drawn, stitched, re-make, the format does not matter.
Use a T-shirt as your canvas; entries are open, as long as the image is related to messenger.
T-shirts submitted from all around the world will be exhibited at CMWC with artist profiles. If you are a racer competing at CMWC, pick your favorite T-shirt from the exhibition and wear it to compete in the race!
This way, the submitted T-shirts will be exhibited as a moving exhibition.
Something new and different.
CMWC will be filled with racers with exhibited T-shirts.
Please send us your work!!!
*22nd SEP LIVE PAINT by boggy @ ODAIBA
When thinking about Japan.
You think about Keirin right?
We will be hosting races in Real Keirin banks.
1000M TT、Keirin、8000M Scratch・・・
Keioukaku Oval is a sacred bank for professional racers.
Like shrine or temple.
Please follow the rules and manners to make sure that the
bank will not be damaged.
You will need to attend the lecture course, before riding
in the bank.
Some rules beforehand:
* Make sure you have you helmets, and end caps for your bars.
* Globes and binding pedals preferred.
* No Skids, no walking in the banks with your binding shoes.
* Your bike will need to pass small inspection.
Make sure your bike is maintained.
* No drinking