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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

autumn polo

for now, good people, polo is wednesdays and sundays from ~6:30 until dark. we'll probably try to start sooner as the days get shorter. same place.

thanks to mary helen for her awesome piece on wutc.
thanks to the sketchy ice cream van man for always appearing, almost preternaturally, just when we most need ice cream.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

spring polo

polo is sundays. afternoons. 5ish. also sometimes midweek? same place. we haven't moved but we may have to move and if we do move you'll hear about it here about two months after the fact.

we still have mallets and sometimes bikes but hey maybe bring your own if you got them? that would be delightful.

Monday, December 12, 2011

fall polo

for now, we're playing on tuesdays, 6:30 until dark, at the old tennis courts at union and kelly (a block from the bike co-op.)

we have mallets, bring a bike.

Monday, July 11, 2011

redactions

dear the internets,

polo on wednesdays at like 6:30. union and kelly.we got mallets and sometimes extra bikes. bring a bike that can maybe get banged up a little. it is fun i promise.

love,

kit

ps we are semi local internet famous http://www.nooga.com/9067_hardcourt-bike-polo-players-in-search-of-a-home-court/

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hot Polo Action!

A great afternoon of warm weather and bike polo!
 We got new players showing up, killer passing and one timers!
 Goal scoring!
 Oh the epicness!
See ya next week.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ladies Army


The all ladies tournament is in Austin this year, and here's a video of some of the local badasses who will be tearing up the courts!

Ladies Army Promo from Mr.Do on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

kknowledge yourself with ham poster!!!!


As when then people need knowing about howcome there's my polo, like when and where my stick when ball goes unto net, i spray urban wisdom with tis flyer and samwich. see says flyer
how you can play as one love, one team.



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Location

All that press was enough to get us kicked out of the First TN Pavilion. Hurray!

Quite typical of a new polo scene. Most clubs have to move a few times before they find a good spot. 

We (the players) are not bitter. We understand that the incorporated people of this world have something to lose and that these types of people find it really hard to trust anyone at their word. So this will not be a tirade of insults being thrown at those responsible for our banishment, even though that would be a lot of fun.
No, we must look forward and envision a fun world where bike polo can exist freely and without hassle. In East Vancouver they have created the first bike polo specific court! Check it out:

http://www.straight.com/article-370053/vancouver/east-van-bikepolo-court-world-first

As the article points out, bike polo can generate tourism (which means $) to a city. So we'll have to remember to not rent the TN Pavilion for our tournament. 

The new location is at the tennis courts at Kelly St. and Union Ave, Chattanooga, TN. And our weekly games will now be subject to weather. If it's raining at 5pm on Monday, don't show up to polo.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"We made the papes!"

That's right gang! We made the papes!

So start getting down to our Monday matches early, because there is gonna be a ton of people foaming at the mouth to play. Chattanooga Hardcourt Bike Polo made the paper. Check it out:

Much thanks to Clint Cooper and Jenna Walker for covering "Biker Polo".  

Commence singing and dancing...



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Geek House Polo Bike

For the 2011 North American Handmade Bike Show Geek House Bikes out of Allston, MA made a custom polo bike. Below are some pics of the bike.


The bike is pretty sweet, but The Bike Snob had a good point about custom polo bikes.

"If bike polo had one thing going for it, it was that it was one of the last remaining bastions of cycledom in which people didn't use expensive equipment. However, with the advent of the polo showbike, it would seem that those days are officially over, and poloists have finally evolved into agoraphobic roadies."

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A weekly game has been established!

Starting Monday 2/7/2011 we'll be having a weekly game down at the First Tennessee Pavilion. You can find it if you go to the Chattown Skate Park:
  
 (Reggie White Blvd is also Carter Street off Main Street)
Games will go from 4-6 pm (and later as there is more light in the evenings).
 All abilities are welcome, bring a bike that you don't care about (we'll try to have extra bikes) and we will have extra mallets.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lenghtly Game video

Hello.

For anyone tuning into this blog to find out about polo and who has never seen a game before, this video is a good one to watch. It's from the finals in the London Open. The only real difference in this game is that the team that wins, must win by two points as opposed to a normal game where the first team to score 3 points wins. Enjoy.


London Open 2010 Final from Jon Marshall on Vimeo.

Friday, January 14, 2011

This gets me very stoked to play polo!

This is some footage from the UK of people playing some sweet sweet bike polo. Enjoy!



London Open 2010 Highlights from Jon Marshall on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Greetings!

If you are reading this you have found the Chattanooga Bike Polo blog. Our hope is that you are interested in playing bike polo with us.

We are in the works of getting a monthly game going for the winter months. The 7 inches of snow we just got has been a big setback but we are optimistic that things are gonna get warmer and rad.

There will be a post regarding a game very very soon.