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Cranksgiving 11 NYC

Cranksgiving 11
Benefit race
November 21st, 2009
New York City

Since 1998, New York City bike messengers have raised food for their city’s homeless the week before Thanksgiving. Like any other race, Cranksgiving tests your skills and speed navigating chaotic city traffic. However, unlike any other race, it tests the sharpness of your wits as you navigate the aisles of grocery stores searching for specific food items. Once you’ve found them, made your way through the checkout lines and finished the race, all of your food will be donated to a local homeless shelter.

For more info or to donate:

Results: (from Ken off the NYC forums)

119 Racers! That was pretty awesome. In fact, if you count the three tandems, there were more like 122 racers. Thank you to EVERY ONE for coming out and continuing to make this event spectacular.

Congrats to

1ST PLACE: Crihs & Lauren Klien (5th Overall)
2ND PLACE: Doug D & Heather Muller (6th Overall)
3RD PLACE: Kieth Garrison & Janessa Stark (10th Overall)
4TH PLACE: Pavel & Hana (22nd Overall)
5TH PLACE: Will Sherman & Grace (25th Overall)
6TH PLACE: Brantley & Kindall Almond (33rd Overall) (I have a prize for you, if you’re reading this, Kindall)
7TH PLACE: Izumi & Adrienne (35th)
8TH PLACE: Tony Leonardo & Nikki Zerka (36th)
9TH PLACE: Ray Clark & Rachel Rubino (39th)
10TH PLACE: Eli B & Sara Wojcik (40th)

Sasha – MOST GENEROUS – dude bought two turkeys
Eli – First Out of Town
Andras & Andra (Team Budapest – First Tandem or TallBike
Ray Clark – 1st Rookie

This was the first race for at least 39 people, and there were 34 girls & 85 guys.

And of course a HUGE THANKS to all the sponsors:

Seagull Bags
Laek House
Milwaukee Bicycle Co.
Brooklyn Bike & Board
Boneshaker Magazine
Kurt Boone
Four Loko

See you next year!

And lastly, a photo set by gage&desoto

CMWC Tokyo 2009 Bike Polo

cmwc 2009 flier bike polo

CMWC Bike Polo Tournament

The Tokyo Hardcourt Bike Polo crew are hosting a tournament to go with the Cycle Messenger World Championships. Just because the “Worlds” of bike polo split from CMWC this year does not mean CMWC won’t have any polo. (It also does not mean that 2009 is the first World Championships of bike polo) Here is some text from Tokyobikepolo.

Place: Various Locations in Tokyo
Hosted by: Tokyo Hardcourt Bike Polo

Date: 19th Sept. (Saturday)
Registration Time: 10:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: HDPE pipe for mallet’s head or Flanklin SHD Ball (or Mylec & Franklin’s “Glow in the Dark” Hockey Ball) per person. (both are hard to get in Tokyo!) a set of pipe and ball? two or more pipes and balls? fantastic! we don’t forget your support for Tokyo’s scene, never!

Games will begin at 11:30 a.m (pick-up).Tournament will begin at 12:30 a.m.
single elim. tournament.
Only 16 teams can register to play in the tournament. If more than 16 teams register to play, we’ll randomly select 16 teams from the list. (You can register as an individual: Please find your team mate on location before the tournament begins!)
Registry Requirements: All registered CMWC 2009 Tokyo participants

3 on 3
7 min./3 points.
final & 3rd place final is 10 min./5 points.
We abide by the NYC game rule.

some pick-up games.
losers of tournament, some local bike polo teams, and riders from Kyoto.

all games are not serious! it’s fun games for our guest of CMWC & local bike polo players.
We want to provide a hangout for all the bike polo loving messengers of the world.

If you want to register, please email us at the below address with all the necessary information listed below (1~3). We will get back to you with the game location and details.


1. your team name
2. your name/race no. of cmwc (000 to 999)
3. member’s name/race no. of cmwc (000 to 999)

We are also looking for referees.
Contact info:


1st place: “filthy fucks
Marco Creacy / NewYork, USA
Timothy Mason / Portland, USA
Kai Edel / Cologne, Germany

2nd place: “Team Switzerland”
Dominique Candik / Basel, Switzerland
David Beerli / Basel, Switzerland
Mario Rhyner / Geneva, Switzerland

3rd place: “Team Australia”
Lane Dell / Melbourne, Australia
Joe Cavenagh / Sydney, Australia
Safa Cunt / Sydney, Australia

4th place: “416″
Shane Murphy / Toronto, Canada
Maija Eliashevsky / Toronto, Canada
Ian Brosco / Halifax, Canada

and MVP of the tournament.
Kai Edel (filthy fucks / Cologne, Germany)

and some pics are here.

Midwest Champeenships 7

Hardcourt bike polo midwest champeenships tournament flier

7th Midwest Hardcourt Bike Polo Champeenships
Bike Polo Tournament
November 7th & 8th, 2009
Columbia, MO

1st Place: “Machine Politics” Ben Schultz, Joe Panizzo, Matt Lane from Chicago , IL
2nd Place: “Beaver Boys” Kremin, Joe Burge, Brian Trillman from Milwaukee , WI
3rd place: “Hot Sauce Enema” G-rod, Matt H, Capt. Jake from Milwaukee , WI
4th place: “team treak bikes” Kev, Jonny and Ben Hunter from Madison , WI
5th place: “What Just Happened?” Jason”Mailman-J”Boyd, Michael”MiniMike”Boyd, Troy Hacker from Phoenix , AZ
6th place: “Hymen, I’m Home” ATX

For more info:

Blood n’ Dust 2

Blood and Dust 2

Blood n’ Dust 2
Saturday Sept. 26th, 2009
Dayton Ohio

This is year two for this race and the prize money has gone up 20% to a $600.00 cash payout. Fixed only, no brakes.

More info: Blood n Dust on myspace


Winner: Doug D (NYC)
View Blood n’ Dust 2 in a larger map

I Polo NY

I polo NY flier

I Polo NY
Bike Polo Tournament
June 19th – 21st, 2009
The Pit, New York City

Cecily and Fiona are putting this on and it’ll be the same weekend as the Bicycle Film Festival. Two good reasons to visit New York in the summer.


Winners,  “Tuk Tuk Lady Boyz II Men” Alexis, Paul, Chris (Ottawa/NYC)
2nd, “Das Weiners” Adam, Zach, Robbie (NYC/Ottawa)
3rd, “Bonebreakers” Cecily, Fiona, Amanda, Doug

Sponsors: Bicycle Film Festival, Neighburrito, Fifocycle, Laek House, Sonadei, Outlier and all the great prizes made by the players.

6th Midwest Bike Polo Champeenships Announcement from Dayton

6th mid west bike polo dayton ohio 2009

6th Midwest Bike Polo Champeenships
Bike Polo Tournament
May 24th, 2009
Dayton, Ohio

May 23rd – Gem City Massacre 6 Alleycat & Polo Friendly
May 24th – 6th Midwest Bike Polo Champeenships

dayton ohio map

Being from Dayton and learning about bike polo four years ago on the same court that this tourny will take place on is why I wont miss this one. The court in Dayton is one of the very best and I think many polo players will agree with me. It’s a full size roller hockey rink with well built boards. It’s in a nice park on a hill in the East side of Dayton know as Walnuthills.

This is the same weekend as the West Side Invite but that doesn’t matter much because the West and the Midwest are not that close. Also the Gem City Massacre race is sure to be well worth showing up a day early. This race is in it’s sixth year running, is well organized and Dayton is a fun city to race in.

See you there!

For more info Dayton Ohio Bike Polo


Winners: “Beaver Boys” Kremin, Joe, Brian (Milwaukee)

2nd Place: “Madison A” Ben H., Jonny H., Jon A. (Madison)
3rd Place” “Rampant Corruption” Ben Chicago, Lefty Joe, Matt (Chicago)

27 teams. 2 courts. 1 day. No round robin, straight to double elim.
Full sized street hockey rink with full size hockey nets. great weather.

Some words about my trip

European Bike Polo Championship 2009

European Hardcourt Polo Championships: London 2009
European Hardcourt Polo Championships
Bike Polo Tournament
August 1st – 2nd, 2009

Registration will open on Saturday, April 25 at 12pm GMT. You will be able to register at It will cost £60 per team and the fee is payable upon registering.

The tourney will take place over two days on August 1st & 2nd 2009.We are capping the tourney at 40 teams and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions, suggestions or the like for us, please feel free to contact

european bike polo championship 2009 have your say flier

Select image twice to see full size

For more info visit EBPC2009


European Champions – L’equipe (Geneva)
2nd place – Malice International (London)
3rd place – Poloholics Toros (Munich)

4th – Discordia (Paris/LDN)
5th – Cosmic3 (London)
6th – Fabulous French Fuckers (Paris)
7th – BAD (London)
8th – Barlin (Berlin)
9th – Rotten Apples (London)
10th – Zombie United (London)
11th – Fixa Club (Barcelona)
12th – Netto Superstars (Manchester)
13th – The Toffs (Oxford)
14th – Les Debutantes (Paris)
15th – Candy Colored Clowns (Karlsruhe)
16th – (tie)Fen Boy 3 (Cambridge?)
16th – (tie) MoM (Karlsruhe)
18th – No Polo.No Talk (London)
19th – Dreipracht (Karlsruhe & Frankfurt)
20th – DBAA (Rouen)
21st – (tie) Mallet Force (Berlin)
21st – (tie) Skidheadz (Barcelona)
23rd – (tie) Le French Cavalry (Paris)
23rd – (tie) Poloholics Anonymous (Munich)
25th – (tie) Drof Ox Flailer 3 (Oxford)
25th – (tie) Blood, Sweat and Beers (Manchester)
25th – (tie) Rock ‘n’ Rollin Fixe Club (Paris)
28th – (tie) Team Sparton (Lyon)
28th – (tie) Downham Allstars (London)
30th – Broken Legs (Rouen)
31st – (tie) 3 Less Horse (Oxford)
31st – (tie) Cambridge 2 (Cambridge)

And a video and another.

Co-Ed Spring Fling!

Co-Ed Spring Fling
Bike Polo Tournament
April 18th – 19th, 2009
Rush Rink – Washington, DC

A first in bike polo tournaments, (as far as I know) teams required to consist of men and women. I’m in!

More info: Co-Ed Spring Fling!

18 teams from NYC, MAD, RVA, Ottawa, FL, N.O., OH, CHI,

Winners: “Triple Good Corporation” Jill, Chombo, Doug (Mad/NYC/NYC)

2nd place: “Brooklyn Bruisers” Mya, Nick, Ian (RVA)
3rd place: “Toast” Jen, Alexis, Robbie (Ottawa)

2009 Hardcourt Bike Polo World Championships

hardcourt bike polo world championship

2009 Hardcourt Bike Polo World Championships
Hardcourt bike polo tournament
September 5th – 6th, 2009
Philadelphia, PA


2009 World Champions: “Smile” Leon, Dustin, Seabass (Seattle)

2nd Place: “Balls Deep” Rory, Chris, Pieter (East Van)
3rd Place: “Faceless Emotion” Paul, Zach, Doug (NYC)

4th: Wisconsin A (Jon A, Matt H, BriBri)
5th/6th: Ottawa (Coach / Ange / Alexix) and RVA (JT Nick Ian)
7th/8th: Madbikepolo (Jonny Ben Kev) / NYC/Philly (Chris R, Alex, Capriotti)

One court was a hockey rink, and two were made of bales of hay covered in trash bags with coro-plast spray glued on to act as boards. The entry fee was $120 US per team. 48 teams.

Paris BFF Bike Polo Tournament

Bicycle Film Festival in Paris presents


BFF Polo Tournament
Bike Polo Tournament
Oct. 3rd & 4th, 2009
Paris, France

Hey everyone !
Our next Championship is taking place during the 2009 BFF in Paris.
It will last 2 days :
Oct 3rd : Qualifiers
Oct 4th : Quarter / semi and finals
Location to be determined

More info and flier soon…

This info is new and October 2009 is a good amount of lead time so I’ll suggest to rethink calling this event a “championship” because I wouldn’t want to see you have to re-edit and reprint all your fliers, like London did in 2008, to correctly identify this as a “tournament”.

Best of luck to you, and I hope it’s a success.


I originally posted this 10 months before the tournament dates and those dates got set back a couple weeks to the 17th-18th of Oct. Also the flier changed from the original. I never posted the original because it was boasting “Championship” and personally I disagreed and knew the flier would be re-done or at least re-worded. It was, see it here.

36 teams


1st place: “L’equipe” (Mario, Manuel and Lucas) Geneva
2nd place: “Apologies Accepted” (Marc & Louis David, Adam ) Paris/MCR
3rd place: “Poloholics Toros” (Pablo, Eddy, Andreas) Munich