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BEGINNER BICYCLE POLO! (Ladies edition NON-contact, GRASS court) (7/27/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Cycle - MTB
Event Location: Delta West Academy
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jul 27 2020  6:45 PM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jul 27 2020 5:45:00 PM
Event Duration:2 - 2.5 HOURS
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Gord P
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 13 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Maximum No. Guests:3
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Have you travelled in the last 14 days?
Are you showing any symptoms, been in contact with a confirmed case, or been tested positive at all?
Have you read and understood the current restrictions that are club policy during the COVID-19 situation? These can be found on the Home page of the COC website.

Please answer these questions in the comments or medical section during the sign up process, in addition to signing the waiver. Your coordinator has been instructed to remove you from the event if you do not answer or comply with these questions. Failure to follow the guidelines could result in you being evicted from the event even after it has commenced. Your coordinator has this discretion and you could be reported to the club if you create problems. The COC is attempting to keep all members safe and asks for your respect during these difficult times. If you do not wish to follow these temporary restrictions you should not sign up but are welcome to continue after the restrictions have been removed.

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
- HELMET !
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)

Notes:

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
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