Archive for August, 2008
Burlington Free Press
Saddle up for bike polo
By Lauren Ober
August 27, 2008
… There have been many incarnations of bike polo in Burlington, but this summer’s Wednesday night pickup league is unique for its longevity and the fact that it’s being played on a hard court rather than grass.
Although the game has its roots in the New York City bike messenger scene, everyone is welcome to play in Burlington, regardless of type of bike or riding experience. The three-on-three games are free-for-alls for anyone with a bike and a willingness to learn. …
See it HERE
WBEZ 91.5FM did a radio news spot about Chicago Bike Polo.
This weekend Chicago Bike Polo is holding its North American championships. The event will take place in Chicago’s Garfield Park on the tennis courts just south of the field house. According to Chicago Public Radio’s Gianofer Fields if you see them from a distance it looks like the players are floating through the air.
Go to Chicago Public Radio to give it a listen, or they have it transcribed if you just want to read it.
PANIZZO: …To brag a little, I’m probably the best lefty in the world. I can say that with confidence, too, and all the other teams will agree. I hope they all listen to this…they better. The world needs to know.
A bike polo photo book by Robert Griffin was published yesterday. It’s titled Wheeled Horses – Chicago Bike Polo. Apparently it’s 7″x7″ and 42 pages. A pre-view is available online at blurb.com or just click the image below.
Bicycle Film Festival Polo Tournament
Bike Polo Tournament
October 5th, 2008
Second Annual event to support the London edition of Bicycle Film Festival. Free to enter. Email info on flier. Tricks, BMX, competions and more. Afterparty and prizes.
London Bike Polo for more info
Winners: Fabulous French F*ckers
2nd place: Zombie RMY
As of August 3rd, 2008.
All Photos © Doug D 2008
Legit – North End Knockout – Boston Bike Polo Tournament
Boston’s North End Knockout bike polo tournament from December, 2007. Footage from the final match between Virgin Slayers and Everybody Dies.