Bike Polo in the New York Times

Great article in the New York Times about the current state of polo and where many would like to see it go.

“The sport is also feeling the pressure to evolve, with many of the game’s early innovators now in their thirties or forties. Teams (like bands and other indie group efforts) fall apart when people marry, start families, move away, or just get tired. The challenge is to bring new blood in while honoring the original culture of the game.”

Photo by Christopher Lee for the New York Times.

Open Streets St. Pete 2018

Get ready everyone, we’ll be bringing bike polo to Open streets St. Pete. On Sunday, October 28th from 11am-4pm enjoy a family friendly event with FOOD, MUSIC and FUN IN THE STREET! “Experience car-free roads connecting to the Pinellas Trail and protected bike lanes. Come bike, stroll, and roll! Welcome Area is at Albert Whitted Park!” More details forthcoming. Until then, check out the proposed street closings:

 

Get Pumped

Get pumped by watching the final game from the last World Championships in Timaru, New Zealand. Call Me Daddy (Europe)(Current World Champs) vs Outlawz Birds (Europe).

The Bikery will be having a drink special for our event. Beer in bottles and cans for $3, plus a selection on tap for $6. They’ll also have hot dogs 🌭! PLAY BALL!!

Back at it!

2nd place at the Sweet Tea Regional qualifier
L to R: Danny Wood, Emily Gerrity, Mike Tacket, Peter Dalkner, Bobby Feldman (Photo by Melanie Annis)

It was a sweet sweet weekend in late April. Sweet enough for many of us from Tampa/St. Petersburg Bike polo to come in second place at the Sweet Tea Regional Polo Qualifier in Tallahassee, FL. Emily, Mike, and I teamed up with Danny Wood of Tallahassee Polo and Bobby Feldman of Ft. Meyers Polo to give the all Tallahassee team of “Sea Cowabunga” a run for their money in the final. Along the way we played some really talented teams and made some new pals. Special thanks to the Tallahassee Bike Polo club for running an excellent event!

Sick Daze

Unfortunately I won’t be able to conduct Learn Bike Polo night tonight bc I’ve come down with a nasty fever. Feel free to meet up and play in my honor. Hopefully I’ll be 100% for Sunday’s event in tampa. If so I can probably fit three other ppl I the car. Let me know if you’re interested.

Sarasota->St. Petersburg

FYI everybody,
This Thursday evening (Sept. 24th) a bunch of people from the Sarasota Bike Polo club are going to be stopping by for some pick-up games in St. Petersburg. Things will kick off at 7pm. If anybody is curious about the sport, stop by to see some full games happening throughout the night.
I hope to see you there.