BEGINNER BICYCLE POLO! (NON-contact, GRASS court) - Mon, Jul 13 2020

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BEGINNER BICYCLE POLO! (NON-contact, GRASS court) (7/13/2020)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Cycle - MTB
Event Location: Delta West Academy
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jul 13 2020  6:45 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jul 12 2020 11:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 - 2.5 HOURS
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Gord P
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


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We had another really fun time this week (in addition to 2 weeks ago). 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 and the game of kings," 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, basic is better
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- bike gloves, ideally thicker, hockeyesque
- water bottle
- loose clothing
- sense of humour

How to Get There:
Event Directions:414 11a St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 4P3 (Bridgeland)


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Cost & Payment:
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