Women in Polo

New video from Chan on the subject of a ladies majority bike polo tournament. Hell’s Belles Vol 1. features some of the highlights from the Hell’s Belles, Vol 1 tournament that took place October 15th and 16th, 2011 in London, England.

On this side of the world talk is already picking up about the planning of Ladies Army IV. Ladies Army is a women’s hardcourt bike polo tournament started in Vancouver. It has since spread to other cities. Next up to host is Lexington, KY.  That is sure to be a good time. Look for more information on this May/June 2012 tournament soon.

Lastly but not leastly, we have our own local poloistas hard at work to encourage women to experience our sport. Minneapolis Bike Polo helped The Hub Bike Co-op celebrate October as Women’s Appreciation Month by hosting a Intro to Polo event for women on October 22nd. Kat, Greta, Charlotte and Meg hosted the event and helped the dozen or so people in attendance with the basics of hardcourt bike polo.

By all accounts it was a great success with a surprising number of brand new faces. We LOVE new players. Come back soon.

Big thanks to our poloistas for organizing and running such a great event.

New Player Day


Have you ever wanted to give hardcourt bike polo a try but were afraid to give it a go? Well here’s your chance.

This Saturday April 16th at 1pm and following Saturdays, as demand allows, Minneapolis Bike Polo will be holding “skills day” for beginners and intermediate players.

All you need to bring is yourself, a sturdy bike if you have one and a sense of adventure. We will have spare mallets to share and a few bikes to loan. Also if you bring $5 we will hook you up with a mallet head, ski pole and hardware to make your very own polo mallet.

Please spread the word to bike polo curious and as always keep an eye on @pickuppolo on twitter in case of inclement weather.

When: Saturday April 16th, 1pm-5pm (practices usually last 3-4 hours)

Where: Corcoran Park in south Minneapolis E 33rd St & S 19th Ave Minneapolis, MN 55407

Why: Because bike polo is about as much fun as you can have on a bicycle.