-from the Fort Collins Hardcourt Page
Here’s the news just in for you. An early morning Wednesday post to update you on all things that the Denver Mallet Mafioso are doing. And those things that which we are trying to obtain (money, power, ski poles).
First of all, the Colorado Cup. That glorious cup, which has slipped from our fingers, awaits in Colorado Springs this weekend. The power of bike polo in colorado lies at the bottom of this beautiful cup, underneath 4 cans of pabst blue ribbon poured in. The Mafioso from Denver will attempt to wrest control of said cup from the Peak Region Polo Club this upcoming sunday. Last sunday, a total of 5 Colorado Teams (and this might be some kind of unofficial record) played for the cup. All-Colorado, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins all competed together. Like I said, Springs has their dastardly hands on it.
Denver Colorado is definitely cracking with bicycle polo and newbies are continually welcomed to show up to any pick ups/events mentioned on this page. Some even refer to our club as a social club, but that’s crazy talk, we play bike polo don’t we? ok ok, there’s more going on this week than bike polo…
You can find some Mallet Mafioso this Wednesday evening. They’ll be at the Denver Cruisers Ride which starts at Casselman’s on 26th and Walnut. The theme this week is: “cardboard, duct tape and bubble wrap”. A few Mafioso joined this ride last week, spread the word about bike polo and guess what, we’re doing it again. Bring a coozie, your lights, whatever you want to make this cruiser ride great. If you can, write our webpage down on whatever cardboard you use so you can spread the word about bike polo. Also, if you want to meet and collaborate on some costume design, leave a comment.
Thursday: 18th and Harlan pick up bicycle polo for this Thursday. We are going to scout Dover tomorrow to see if the rink has opened up for summer play again, so we may see a return of Saturday pickups next weekend. But this thursday Harlan and 18th court will be slated for pickups at 6:00pm-8:30pm. Also, would anyone want to just try out DSA’s tennis court/abandoned lot on washington street? It is conveniently located in Capitol Hill and would allow more people to simply ride their polo bikes there. Again, leave a message if you want to try this out, or show up to the cruiser ride on wednesday to express your opinion about the location.
This weekend, there will be plenty of pickups in colorado springs. There is even a friendly tournament going on. For the word on what’s going on with this tournament and what you’ll need to bring (helmets are required, and waterbottles will be needed) check the league of bike polo.
This is a good time to call it.
D M M — POLO!