History: Hardcourt or street bike polo is the modern version of grass bike polo. The original version was born in Ireland at the end of the 19th century and was included as a demonstration during the Olympics in London, 1908. Bike polo was reinvented by Seattle messengers who had downtime in between deliveries in the late 90’s. They built mallets with ski poles and gas pipes and rode their fixed gear bikes while smashing beer cans (used for the ball)!
Equipment: A 700c or 26” single-speed bike, a mallet and a helmet are the main gear needed to play. Then, it’s all about the players’ choice: wheel covers, frame pads, knee pads, flat or clipless pedals, disc or V-brake (mostly front), etc. The ball is identical to the street hockey one made in PVC.
Court: Street Court with approx dimensions of 100ft long and 30ft wide. Boards are there to keep the ball inside the court.
Rules: 3 vs. 3 players play against each other. 15 minute games or the first team to 5 goals. There is not fixed goalie and body checking is authorized only to the ball carrier. The rules are evolving year after year making the sport faster, cleaner and more attractive to watch.
8:00 AM TO 10:30 AM- CHECK IN / SIGN ON
Game 1 11:00:00
Game 2 11:25:00
Game 3 11:50:00
Game 4 12:15:00
Game 5 14:00:00
Game 6 14:25:00
Game 7 14:50:00
3:30pm Awards Presentations