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.

Polo Demo

Exciting news!!!

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The St. Pete Bicycle Co-Op asked us to give a bike polo demonstration to follow their “Let HER Show You” event. This upcoming Saturday (September 26th) at 2pm the Co-Op will be conducting a women’s bicycle repair workshop. Check out the event on Facebook here. Space is limited, so RSVP and arrive early to hold your spot!

Immediately following the event at 3pm will be an introductory hands on bike polo demo. Make sure to bring a helmet and a bike, we’ll take care of the rest. Click on the image of the map for directions.

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Back On!

Hi Everybody!

***UPDATE***

Seems like some weather is happening and will continue happening through the evening. Stay home and relax. I’m sure there’s a good episode of CSI on or something. 

Bike polo in St. Pete is a go for this Thursday evening (9/17) at the Northwest Rec. center. We’ll start off the night with some beginner friendly play and follow up with some pick-up. Hope to see you there.

Learn How to Play Bike Polo

learn-bike-polo-posterThis upcoming Thursday, August 6th, will kick off our Learn Bike Polo night. Things will start at 7pm at the multi-use court at J W Cate Recreation Center in St. Petersburg (22 Ave N and 58th St). Bring a bike and a helmet and we’ll provide the rest. We’ll be going over the basic rules, gear, and fundamentals of bike polo. If you’re somebody that’s played before, come on out and lend a hand. After practicing some of the basics we’ll probably wind up playing some pick-up games. The goal of the night is to introduce people to bike polo and provide a less intimidating environment than a regular evening of pick-up. Feel free to print out the flier image above and post it at your local bike shop or places of interest.

Hope to see you there.

 

Professional Hardcourt Bike Polo (a bunch of videos!!!!)

Earlier this year Fixcraft drummed up a bunch of sponsorship and organized the first ever Professional Hardcourt Bike Polo tournament. This was totally unique and a wonderfull experiment(?) into the development of the sport. It’s definitely sparked a lot of debate since competitive polo has been happening organically without much corporate sponsorship and exists as an open and public sport. I suppose the subject is too involved to discuss right now since I’d much rather share the footage of the matches. Enjoy!

PHBP 2015 Game One from PHBP Pro Bike Polo on Vimeo.

Corgoyles VS Split Shots in Game one of the PHBP Pro Bike Polo Tournament.

PHBP 2015 Game Two from PHBP Pro Bike Polo on Vimeo.

The Means VS Guardians in Game two of the PHBP Pro Bike Polo Tournament.

PHBP 2015 Game Three: CORGOYLES vs. BEAVERS from PHBP Pro Bike Polo on Vimeo.

The Beavers go head to head against the Corgoyles in an action packed game!

PHBP 2015 Game Four: Guardians Vs Northwest Pioneers from PHBP Pro Bike Polo on Vimeo.

The Seattle Guardians go head to head with Portland’s very own Northwest Pioneers in one of the most technical games in the series.

PHBP 2015 Game Five: Guardians Vs Corgoyles from PHBP Pro Bike Polo on Vimeo.

Final game in the 2015 PHBP series. Seattle Vs Seattle, Guardians Vs Corgoyles. This game is one of the top 5 games we’ve ever seen since our involvement in the sport.