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BEGINNER BICYCLE POLO ! (NON-contact, GRASS court) (7/5/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Cycle - Urban
Event Location: St. Alphonsus School
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 5 2017  6:45 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 5 2017 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 - 2.5 HOURS
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Gord P
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:9
Maximum No. Guests:3
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Had a Great review after last week's event so we're going to do it again.

This is an INTRO version of bike polo for beginners and those that would like to check it out and/or play at a slower pace. And we use a grass court.

We will supply the mallets, balls, goals (thanks to some of the more experienced players in the city).

This sport is a hoot!! It was even an Olympic demonstration sport in 1907. Typically we play 3 on 3 or 4 on 4.

Just show up with a mountain bike and helmet. No experience or other gear needed. A BASIC bike is perfect, no suspension needed.

Cycle polo is a team sport, similar to traditional polo, except that bicycles are used instead of horses. Polo is thought to be the oldest team sport known to man, dating from the days when Persian warriors first rode horses into battle. Bicycle polo evolved a bit later, having had to wait for some clever chap to invent the modern bicycle. Polo has long been known as "the king of games," but the money and skills required have greatly limited its popularity. Bicycle polo has a much broader appeal, since almost anyone can ride a bike, not to mention afford one. Anyone, male or female, aged nine to ninety, can play bicycle polo!

Bicycle polo combines three key elements: cycling, racket sports, and team play. Most active people currently enjoy at least one of those by itself (e.g. mountain biking, tennis, or basketball); imagine how much fun it is to unite all three!


Required Items to Bring:
- mountain bike
- helmet
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- water bottle
- loose clothing
- sense of humour

How to Get There:
Event Directions:928 Radnor Ave. NE, Calgary, T2E 5H5 (Renfrew)

Notes:

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