Reality TV Show About Bike Messengers Being Filmed in the Mission

Here's the casting video featuring a bunch of riders from TCB Courier:

And another casting video with the owner of Pushbike on 22nd and Shotwell, among others:

We hear that the pilot is for The Weather Channel and they start filming tomorrow in the neighborhood, so be sure to keep a look out for the cameras in Dolores Park, Uptown, Pop's, St. Francis and other such places this weekend.

Comments (4)

I am sorry, but a TV show about bike messengers in 2012 makes as much sense as one about a video rental shop in 2012. Both saw their prime about 1992.

Bike messengers were vital to just about any kind of business in the 1980’s and ‘90’s. In the architecture firm I worked (and still do) for there was a standing order for one to show up every hour or so.

With the advent of high speed internet, FTP sites and other cloud appliances, the digitation of everything, today there might be 1 bike messenger for every 25 that worked full time in the ‘80’s.

Now the main purpose for a bike messenger is to carry legal documents that require original, “wet” signatures and/or Drugs.

Bike messengers seem cool because they don’t give a shit . This pretty much ruins that pretense.

The Weather Channel has reality shows now?!

“Reality” and “bike messenger” is an oxymoron.

Mission/SOMA is becoming a sad little museum to a 1980s & 90’s (cleansed of course with respect to the only innovative people the neighborhood actually ever had – its gay leather men by night and design mavens by day) that itself was a sad museum of New York in the 70’s and 80’s.

Its like watching the cast of Glee break dancing.