It is rumored that MTV is producing a show on Bike Messengers/Alley Cat Racers. If it's anything like Double Rush from the 90's, we're all in for a major let down which may be a good thing. Unfortunately, MTV editors can cut footage of a cat sleeping and make it appear super edgey and extreme so I doubt that's going to be the case.
Excerpts from an email that is going around:
We are casting for a television documentary series about bicycle messengers. It's for a popular youth oriented cable network (we cannot disclose this information at this time, but PROMISE you know the network).
We are searching for the fastest, smartest, coolest, and funniest bicycle messengers in NYC (but other cities are welcome as well) who are 25 years old or younger. We're looking for ALL types of messengers, but especially those who are deep into messenger culture. This is a paid gig if you're chosen. Hell, it's paid even if you're not chosen — we're giving $25 in cash if you come down and do a 15 minute interview on either Friday, March 13th or Saturday, March 14th in Xxxxx Sq. Park.
If you are from outside NYC we will arrange transportation for you.
So, if you are a bike messenger (who is 25 years old or younger and can prove it) and are interested in being involved in this project please send us a picture of yourself and a phone number and we'll schedule a time for you to do a quick and fun interview.
Also, please pass this email on to anyone who you believe would be great for the project!!!!
Compensation: $25 for a 15 minute interview. More to come if you are selected for the project.
The one MTV messenger I will ever accept: