This announcement was posted by Alias Tagami, the new head of Public Relations for the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (NAH). The announcement references information that we shared with you at the end of last year. So find that information here: Help the NAH Expand Bike Polo Infrastructure. Read their latest announcement below:
While providing support to Pittsburgh Bike Polo’s effort to get a court built, a question came up about what a club would want to ask for if they had the chance. Here’s an example picture NAH provided so that they could pass it on to their developer.
Just as a reminder, the NAH is collecting as much information as we can about individual clubs’ efforts in building courts. Send your success and challenge stories to us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Share pictures of your court on their Facebook post!
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I don’t money shame, nor do I have any money shame: I’m a pretty broke guy. I’m doing a lot better than most others out there, to be sure, but speaking generally I don’t have very much to spend on things that tickle my fancy or for a night out on the town. My money is basically spent before I make it, to put it in the clearest terms.
And that’s part of the reason that bike polo was so attractive to me when I started it years ago. I spent something like 100 bucks on my first bike (a specialized Hardrock frame, parts from everywhere), and maybe 30 bucks on all the other equipment I used (a helmet, eventually, gloves, and a free mallet from the Godfather of my club, Kyle).
And I was off running.
In North America it has been talked about for years and with one Instagram post, it looks like our dream may finally come true.
Well i got enough for two teams, who’s in? #bikepolo#detroitbikecity#slowroll#squad
With that message posted along with the photo above, Detroit Bike Polo is born! The post came from the Instagram handle @killabeards211, who is known to the real world as Mike Ross. We wish Mike the best of luck starting the club; in fact let’s all keep your fingers crossed for him. There have to be so many amazing old hockey courts that are no longer being used, and even better than that, there surely are old warehouses or even stadiums where amazing indoor tournaments could be held.
As I mentioned before, we all have joked about the polo Mecca potential of Detroit, here’s to you, Mike, for starting the future of bike polo!
The North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (a.k.a NAH) has proposed a new Obstruction rule for the 2015 tournament season. They will be testing out the rule this weekend at the Great Lakes Winter Classic in Toronto. We look forward to hearing how it works out.
In the mean time, be sure to familiarize yourself with the potential new rule. You can find the latest draft as well as some GIF examples (Thanks Mr. Do!) below:
Sometimes you find a venue that just seems too good to be true. You find a place that is big enough to host not only one of the largest polo tournaments of the year, but also host roller derby matches with your newly found partnership with the Bay Area Derby Girls. Based on conversations with the property manager, you are under the impression that they are willing to work within your VERY VERY tight budget and everyone seems to be on the same page. Then, after a few months of asking, you finally receive a quote and disaster strikes. Continue Reading…