Saturday, February 13, 2010

Video fix.

My best friend Charlie spent some time in Austin, TX and on the road with their polo players. Check out their video from their trip.

Austin Texas Guerrilla Bike Polo Tour 2009 from Robert on Vimeo.

Another amazing video from Clement documenting the GreifMasters in Karlsruhe, Germany.

GreifMasters 2010 Bikepolo from Uolmo on Vimeo.

EHVFXD has videos of some full games on their vimeo site. Check them out here!


A quick apology for lacking on this blog. It started off strong and then, life caught up to me. But as they say, we're baaack, we're baaaack, we're getting Doug baaaaaccck.

Everyone and their dearest polo friends know about the Bike Polo Spring Break 0-Ten (aka SESPI) Tournament, in Pensacola, FL, coming up shortly! This week long event is bound to be a good time, and a fun reunion for polo players from all over North America. There will be a raffle for a Fleet Velo Joust

This past fall, I spent a few weeks in Karlsruhe, Germany. From what I hear, these guys really raised the bar for hosting a tournament. The Greif Masters 2010 were Feb. 5-7, and held inside a convention center. 40 teams played (MANY more wanted to) this well organized format for a tournament. 
Photo credit: Kevin Walsh

I don't think there was much surprise that L'Equipe from Geneva, Switzerland took the win. These guys have been dominating the European Tournaments. You can view all of the results here.

Nick H.
Photo credit: Kevin Walsh

I love and miss all these people. 

Monday, December 14, 2009


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ft. Lauderdale, hitting the front page!

Ft. Lauderdale bike polo, and the All Florida Bike Polo Championships, were featured on the front page of the Lifestyle section of the Sun Sentinel today! The article starts on the front page, and follows up a few pages in.
You can read it here!

Bike polo: How to play the blended sport - South Florida

Bike polo: How to play the blended sport - South Florida

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bike Polo Banned, once again.

This past weekend was the All Florida Bike Polo Championship held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Bike polo players from all over Florida came to have fun, eat food, and play their friends. The Ft. Lauderdale community was complimented hundreds of times over the weekend for having such amazing courts, and beautiful park to play in. The weekend went smoothly with no injuries, no drinking, and no trash whatsoever at the park.

On Tuesday evening, we showed up to Holiday Park only to find that the lights were turned off, and our cones were in the middle of the court. Asking the park ranger why the lights weren't on, his response was "because you're not playing anymore." 

The FTL bike polo players have been playing at Holiday continuously, 2-3 times a week, for over a year now. We've had no complaints other than "open containers" but it is never the bike polo players, only spectators on bicycles. The bike polo players brought this unused court back to life, and now it's been taken away. 

The city has never complained about bike polo in general. Their reason now is "as of November 10th, 2009, it is $20 per hour for the permit for the court, and another $40 per hour for lights." A total of $60 per hour to use, otherwise unused, roller hockey courts. The All Florida tournament was held on December 5th and 6th, just about a month after the permits came into act. 

If you have any references, stories, or legal help for us, please write to me! FTL will not go down without a fight!

Help save our courts!