Until December 15th, we’ll be playing once a week at the Malešice rink, weather permitting:

  • every Wednesday, 8:00 — 10:00 PM

We will/might be meeting at the the usual spot, exit of Depo Hostivař metro station at 30 minutes before the game, or just come directly to the rink.

Map to the Malesice rink

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You can also follow our Twitter feed for more spur of the moment games – click over there on the right!

Rules, grabbed from NYC Bike Polo and altered by TheMicah

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1. We’ll play 3 a side

2. Goals are set 1 bike length apart

3. Each game lasts 10 minutes, or until one team scores 5 goals

4. A goal is only scored by a mallet-end strike, not a sweep, kick or bounce from another part

5. Any bike with any gearing may be used

6. Like-like contact is allowed, but intentional or grievous like-unlike contact results in being kicked out for the rest of the game

7. Costumes and fake blood are allowed

8. Substance use/abuse will be tolerated

9. The ball remains in play if bounced off an object/person outside the field of play

10. The ball remains in play if passed through the goal from the reverse side

11. The field of play shall be 40 cubits by 80 cubits. Or about the size of 2 tennis courts, if we can find them

12. Automatic time out in case of compound fracture or muscle detachment. Otherwise, no time outs

13. No ground contact is allowed. If you touch, you have to tap back in.

14. Regulation mallets = aluminum ski poles with plastic gas pipe. No golf clubs, no sharp shit sticking out

27 Responses to “Prague Bike Polo”


  1. 1 John Kennedy November 28, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Great site and I think the bike polo cards are great. Acquire now before the values sky rocket.

    US Bicyle Polo Association
    We Don’t Horse Around!

  2. 2 John PiQuE March 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Hey,
    Im in town this coming weekend.
    Any polo happening? No bike with me but want to come down and say hello.

    • 3 themicah March 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm

      Hey John – we will definitely be playing. We’re attempting to find a proper court at the moment, but we’ll post all updates here and on Twitter, so just check in every once in a while and we look forward to seeing you here!

  3. 6 Pavel April 10, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I came to polo today and nobody´s there. How dissapointing… It was my last chance for a long time, as I´m leaving for a couple of months. You guys should have posted here that it´s not taking place today… Maybe it´s my fault I know nobody of you guys.

    //Hi Pavel. And all who might have missed us. Please check thetwitter feed for game updates! Some days we don’t have enough players, so updates are on there.

  4. 7 Micah April 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Pavel, today is our alleycat race – 17:30 at hradcanske namesti. No polo today because of that. If you leave your email, I can let you know when we are playing, as some weekends we don’t have enough players. This is a blog, so no spam… Come out to ride this evening though, it’s going to be a killer race!

  5. 8 AlexFloyd April 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    hey guys, i’m from Moscow. I’ill be in Praha sinse this wednesday till sunday. I have a great interest to FixedGear and I would like to visit a bikepolo game (If will be) and some shop with the stuff. So, if u could give me a few adress or contacts its ill be pretty nice. all the best, Alex.

    • 9 themicah April 12, 2010 at 4:07 pm

      Hey Alex!
      Sadly, there’s no fixie shop in Prague. There is one in Budapest, and a couple in Berlin. We will hopefully play polo on Saturday and MAYBE on Wednesday night. Check the blog for details!

      • 10 AlexFloyd April 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm

        I’m really upset. do u know how long to go to Berlin from Pragua by train? or if its possible could u give me a links to the shops or something like that, I ill be appreciate. and last question, sorry) Where do u play polo precisely? Hellichova or heldova ? Tnx, for all.

      • 11 themicah April 13, 2010 at 9:07 am

        Hi Alex – Berlin is about 6 hours by train. Budapest is about the same by bus. Sorry :-S

  6. 12 smrtak July 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    FYI

    shortCUT

  7. 14 Vašek September 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Hi boys,
    thanks for the game yesterday. It really is an entertaining sport! Please put me on the mailing list, I’d definitely like to come again, possibly in October if there are any more games.

  8. 15 Filip January 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Hey,
    we are planing a Bikepolo event at the Bike & Outdoor fair on March 25th -27th in Dresden. The Organisation runs late but you are very welcome. there will be no fee, but also no big prizes, its basically a chance to play some decent indoor bikepolo befor the outdoor season starts. please tell all the other czech teams. hope to see as many of you as possible. details about accommodation, times and other stuff will follow soon.
    contact: polo-dresden@gmx.de

  9. 16 Filip January 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Sorry mistake,
    contact: polo-dd@gmx.de

  10. 17 Filip January 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Hello evrybody,
    we are planing a Bikepolo event at the Bike & Outdoor fair on March 25th -27th in Dresden. The Organisation runs late but you are very welcome.there will be no fee, but also no big prizes, its basically a chance to play some decent indoor bikepolo befor the outdoor season starts. please tell all the other czech teams. hope to see as many of you as possible. details about accommodation, times and other stuff will follow soon.
    contact: polo-dd@gmx.de

  11. 18 Mama February 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Hi!!

    We are a group of swiss (Geneva) students and are making a study about bike polo.
    As we can only interview swiss people and consider really intresting the fact that bikepolo is such a recent sport but already has an international network, we wondered if you’d agree to answer a few questions below, if possible in quite a developed and precise way (if you have enough time, otherwise we’d be grateful even with short answers). Moreover, I wondered if you could transfer them to other payers…
    I hope it won’t sound boring because we’d really be intrest by your answers, and it would really help us. Of course as normal students we are super late so if you’d be motivated to answer please please don’t take too long😉. You can answer on that e-mail and transfer it: marie_bouvier@hotmail.com

    I already thank you a lot and am sorry for my english (but as a french speaking person I’m naturally bad hehe).
    And if you want more informations about our study, don’t hesitate to ask!!

    Marie

    Age:
    work:
    sex:
    city:
    how long have you played bikepolo:

    – How did you hear about bike polo?
    – What motivated you to start?
    – What do you like/dislike in this sport?
    – Where do you train and how many times a week? How many players are at the training sessions?
    – Who organize the games? Do you often travel for tournaments?

    – If you had to summarize bike polo in 3-5 words which ones would it be?
    – If there was a kind of “philosophy” of bike polo, what should it be?
    – What effect has bike polo on your everyday life?
    – Have you the feeling that there has been an evolution/developpement in the short history of this sport ?
    – What change in bike polo could make you stop?

    – What types of relationship do you have with other players, other teams (even from other cities)?
    – Do you find important always to play with the same team?

    – Do you use your bike in others occasions? How often? Why?
    – Do you practice another sport? In what point this sport is different from bike polo?

    – Are there people or ways of playing that you admire in the sport? Why?
    – Are there people or ways of playing you don’t like at all? Why?

    – What do you think of the competition in Bike polo?
    – What do you think about thinkerin with your bike? What kind of bike do you prefer playing with?

    – Do you think the playing style of girls is different than men? Why?
    – What do you think of the fact that there’s no separation of sexes?

  12. 19 revphil May 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I want to play! I will be in town in June, but I dont see any contact info

  13. 20 Miro May 30, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Hey guys
    I’m from Switzerland (Zurich) and we have also a growing scene of bikepolo with the same problems as you have (not enough player, securitas who kick us out the garage, and so on). I am from 18.6 untill 23.6 with my schoolclass in Prag. On which do you play? If I can organize it I’d like to come by and drink a beer or two😉
    Greets Miro


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