Ben’s Cycle Labor Day Sale

September 2, 2013


Here in the U. S. of A. we are celebrating Labor Day today. Historically it is a day that allows us to reflect on the social and economic achievements of workers in the U.S.A. In our modern era, Labor Day is looked at an a symbolic end of summer and an extra day off work. The retail industry has taken advantage of this extra day off that many workers receive and decided to have a huge day of sales to get all these people to shop on their day off.

Enough of a history lesson, let’s get to the goods! Ben’s Cycle is having a 20% sale today only. As you probably already read on the flier, the sale includes in everything in both Ben’s Cycle and Milwaukee Bicycle Co. stores, except Milwaukee frames and frame sets. Use this 20% to go pick up some Large Mouth heads for your tournament play and some Small Mouth heads for pick up! They are both fantastic heads. While you’re at it, you might as well use this as a chance to try one of their King’s Crown mallet connector system. To get the discount, all you have to do is type in BENSWORK20 into the coupon code section and you’re ready to have a line of new MKE mallets for all your Fall tournaments.


Help Better

August 30, 2013


Mr. Do and the rest of the stream team are looking for your help to better your bike polo live stream experience. They are looking for the ~3000 people that watched the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championip live stream to fill out a survey so they can improve the stream for the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship and all other tournaments in the years to come. Simply follow this link HERE and fill out the quick survey. It won’t take much of your time but it will do wonders for your future bike polo live stream experience.

Also, please share this link so that all your friends can fill out the survey as well. The more people to fill it out, the better their data will be. The better the data, the more the stream team can learn. The more the stream team can learn, the better the future of bike polo live streaming will be.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Tournaments, Video

NAHBPC 2013 Footage

August 28, 2013

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Thanks to Mr. Do and Samuel Arechiga we can feel like we never have to leave the NAHBPC mindset. We can sit in front of our computers and pretend like we are still surround by 10,000 lakes and take end the bike polo footage as it continues to roll in.

It started with Mr. Do’s GIF of Koyo snipping that youngster, and was followed by this hilarious GIF of Ace getting hit in his face by his own teammate. Mr. Do didn’t stop there either; as of right now he already has three full game videos online. Not sure why he chose the games he did but they are there and they are a blast to watch! Here are the three videos up so far, and be sure to check Mr. Do’s VIMEO for more action soon!

As mentioned above, Mr. Do isn’t the only one releasing some great NAHBPC footage. Samuel Arechiga from the SOON Media Group put together this fun highlight reel of some of the games from Saturday’s Swiss Rounds. This video is only two minutes long so be sure to give it a few watches so Samuel can see that we appreciate him putting this together!

Editorial, Tournaments

WHBPC Wild Card Info

August 27, 2013


Worlds is less than two months away and I know the whole poloverse is foaming at the mouth for a chance to win that gold. For those of us who did not qualify for the main event, there is still hope to compete against the best teams in the world. On the Wednesday before Worlds there will be a Wild Card Tournament.

The tournament will consist of 36 teams from all over the World with six of these teams moving on to the actual World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. The break down of the 36 teams looks something like this.

  • North America -> 12
  • Europe -> 12
  • Australasia -> 3
  • Asia -> 3
  • South America -> 3
  • Caribbean/Mexico -> 3

If Worlds is anything like the previous years, then chances are the regions outside of North America will not fill all of their Wild Card slots and North America will get more than 12 Wild Card slots. So sign your team up North American players!

It’s super simple to sign up for the Wild Card, all you need to do is line up two teammates (no TBD or TBA teammates will be accepted) and fill out this registration form HERE! Make sure you sign up for “Wild Card” in the Registration Option section and not WHBPC Main Event, as your registration will get tossed out and you will not have a chance to play the Wild Card.

Teams have until 11:59pm et on September 5th to register. On September 6th there will a lottery to determine which teams from each region will get to play in the Wild Card. This event will be recorded so that the process is 100% impartial and everyone has an equal chance.

Go make a team and get signed up, the WHBPC is not something you want to miss!

Hot Tip, Media


August 26, 2013

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Koyo is a sniper! I don’t know if anyone every got a full count of all the head shots Koyo had during the North American Bike Polo Championship but I remember Tyler from Bloomington, IN had a count of at least 6. I believe Tyler, as a dedicated goal judge, was on the receiving end of two of those shots as well.

Big ups to Arlyn for ducking that ball though; he has reflexes of an ornery alligator. Even if his reflexes did yield that kid getting nailed in the head, his bob and weave deserves some recognition.

We are going to have to start putting up signs behind the goals that say “CAUTION! YOU HAVE NOW ENTERED THE BLAST ZONE!” so that spectators know what they are in for. Because until we get nets, like hockey or baseball, we are going to see more and more head shots.

Thank you Mr. Do for this amazing GIF!