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About Corey the Courier

Corey started riding as a messenger in 1990, making him one of the old school veterans still working the grind. He got his beginning in Philadelphia and operated Vespid Couriers from 1998 - 2008, organized USA Cycling road races from 1996-2004, and had his hands in CMWC 2000, ESPI 2005 and NACCC 2006. An "accomplished" alleycat racer and fixture in the courier world, Corey currently rides at Elite Couriers in NYC and is sponsored by Bern Helmets, Boombotix, Ergon, Revolights, Abus, Rapha and Sealskinz and Tifosi Optics.

Corey’s Stories – Step Aside When You Hear My Stomach Growl

Corey’s Stories – Step Aside When You Hear My Stomach Growl

This morning I worked out at the gym very early before work. I often get groceries afterward as the stores have fewer customers and the..

June 6, 2014 with 0 Comments
Corey’s Stories — The Cheesesteak

Corey’s Stories — The Cheesesteak

I was born in a hospital a short distance from the original Tastykake bakery in Philadelphia. The varieties of yummy cakes, pies and other..

May 20, 2014 with 1 Comment
ABUS Bordo 6100 Combination Lock Review

ABUS Bordo 6100 Combination Lock Review

There are three important items of equipment necessary to be a bicycle messenger. The first is the bike. Next is the bag, without which..

August 12, 2013 with 2 Comments
Corey’s Stories — All Charges Dropped

Corey’s Stories — All Charges Dropped

A few months ago I was riding my bicycle along 6th Avenue, a busy 6 lane, one-way road, with the flow of traffic on a clear sunny day. I..

May 28, 2013
Corey’s Stories – Having Fun With The Locals

Corey’s Stories – Having Fun With The Locals

Just outside of New York City over the George Washington Bridge lies the Henry Hudson Drive. Most people simply call it River Road because..

May 23, 2013 with 16 Comments
Corey’s Stories – Hump Day

Corey’s Stories – Hump Day

Every morning when I wake before work, the first thing I do is check the window to see what the weather is like. Today I opened my eyes to..

May 15, 2013
Corey’s Stories – My U-lock Weighs A Ton

Corey’s Stories – My U-lock Weighs A Ton

It isn’t easy being a bicycle messenger in NYC. And by that, I am not referring to the bicycle riding part. I was in an upward bound..

April 15, 2013 with 4 Comments
Corey’s Stories – Coming In From The Cold

Corey’s Stories – Coming In From The Cold

Hello. My name is Corey the Courier. I am a bicycle racer and messenger in NYC. In January there was a week of bitter cold weather. The..

March 29, 2013 with 1 Comment