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!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

All Florida Bike Polo Championship Re-Cap

This past weekend was the All Florida Bike Polo Championship held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. There were a total of 15 teams from all over Florida competing for the golden mallet. 
The Florida polo community really came together on this one! 

1. Polo Furies (FT Lauderdale)- each won wheelsets from eighthinch
2. Jose Marti (Tampa) - each won wheelsets from Giant & swag
3. Sarasota (Sarasota) - bike parts from Alien bikes & swag
4. Duvalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll (aka Cherri and the Rockettes - Jacksonville) -swag bags
5. Boner Jamz (Ft Lauderdale) - swag bags
6. TampaSoda (Tampa & Sarasota)
7. TallaNasty (Tallahassee-Ft Lauderdale)
8. TallaClassy (Tallahassee)
9. Fists of Beer (Sarasota)
10. Oreo (Ft Lauderdale-Orlando)
11. Stash Infection (Ft Meyer)
12. Bob Saget (Ft Meyer)
13. Jungle Jams (Ft Meyer)
14. Mouths of Velvet (Ft Meyer) - official DFL
15. El Chupacabra (Ft Lauderdale)

MVP: Seth aka Noodlehead, FTL- won a pair of Velocity Chukkers
DFL: Mouths of Velvet, Ft. Meyers- t-shirts from 
knog & Milwaukee Bicycle Co.
Top Losers Bracket: TampaSoda, Tampa/Sarasota- used frame from & shirts from Heart of Gold
Most Valuable Goalie: Kelli, FTL- won a pologaurd from 
Milwaukee Bicycle Co.
Best Co-ed team: Jungle Jamz, Ft. Meyers- hip bags from & Burro Bags
Special recognition Female: Valeri, Sarasota- handmade jacket from Headset Clothing 

City with most teams- Ft. Meyers- won a mallet bag from Pikey Bags
Top Goals Scored, Males: Jared, Pete, Danny, Stu
Top Goals Scored, Females: Amanda, Sam, Kelli, Cherri- won wallets from

All Florida love.

Tallahassee handing over the golden mallet to Ft. Lauderdale.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009